HANOVER, N.H. — The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced the finalists for the 2012 Byron Nelson Award presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon, in cooperation with the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, on Wednesday. Senior Peter Williamson (Hanover, N.H.) was named one of the five finalists along with Chris Brant of Iowa, Texas’ Dylan Frittelli, Baylor’s Joakim Mikkelsen, James White of Georgia Tech.
Williamson enters the spring golf season with two Ivy medalist honors on his resume. He is only the seventh golfer to win multiple titles. The senior finished 10th at the NCAA East Regional last spring. This season, Williamson made the Round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur in August. He won the Macdonald Cup on Oct. 2 at Yale, and finished second at two other events.
Candidates for the Nelson Award must be a graduating senior. 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.
The recipient of the Nelson Award will be named April 19.