Thursday, May 28, 2009

Van Sickle Wins '09 Byron Nelson Award

MILWAUKEE – Mike Van Sickle has been named recipient of the 2009 Byron Nelson Award presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon, it was announced Thursday at the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Van Sickle, a recent Marquette University graduate, edged four other finalists for the prestigious honor.

A Nelson Award candidate 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 legendary golfer Byron Nelson.

In addition to Van Sickle, this year’s finalists were joins Peter Malnati of Missouri, South Dakota State’s Trent Peterson, Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech and Matthew Van Zandt of Texas A&M.

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