April 5, 2012
Norman, Okla. – James White has been named a finalist for the 2012 Byron Nelson Award presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon, selected annually by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The other finalists are Chris Brant of Iowa, Texas’ Dylan Frittelli, Baylor’s Joakim Mikkelsen and Dartmouth’s Peter Williamson.
Candidates for the Nelson Award must be a graduating senior and the selection committee considers equally a nominee’s entire collegiate academic and golf career and his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration will be given to a nominee’s good citizenship, as portrayed by Mr. Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career.
White, a senior from Acworth, Ga., earned first-team All-America honors in 2011 and was named the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He currently is ranked 15th in the nation in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and 18th in the Golfstat Cup. Twice a winner in his college career, White has finished in the top 10 of four events this year, ranks third in the ACC in scoring average (70.8). He is also a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award, which goes to the nation’s top college male golfer.
The recipient of the Nelson Award will be named April 19.