Rainville, Bauer, and Booska Named Jack Nicklaus Award Semifinalists

Rainville, Bauer, and Booska Named Jack Nicklaus Award Semifinalists

NORMAN, Okla. (April 30, 2018) – Three members of the Johnson & Wales men's golf team, Alex Rainville, Jake Bauer, and Cody Booska have been named semifinalists for the 2018 NAIA Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol.

Announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America, the finalists for the award will be named on May 10 with the winner being announced on May 31. The 2018 award winner will be presented by Jack Nicklaus at a ceremony during the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club. In addition to receiving the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award, the five recipients will compete in the Barbasol Shootout for an exemption into the PGA TOUR's Barbasol Championship, held July 16-22, at the Champions at Keene Trace in Lexington, Ky. The Barbasol Shootout will be held Saturday, June 2 at the storied Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio - the same club where Jack Nicklaus first learned the game of golf as a young boy

NAIA Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol Semifinalists
Matt Andrews, Embry Riddle (AZ)
Jake Bauer, Johnson & Wales (FL)
Cody Booska, Johnson & Wales (FL)
Jack Clarkson, William Woods
Alec Dutkowski, Taylor
Jack Dyer, Keiser
Mike Griffin, Victoria
Lauri Hacklin, Coastal Georgia
Andrew Harrison, British Columbia
Mark David Johnson, Coastal Georgia
Erik Jonasson, Keiser
Rupert Kaminski, Oklahoma City
Ben Kendrick, University of the Cumberlands
Kyle Kidd, Coastal Georgia
Mitch Lamping, Taylor
SM Lee, Dalton State
Rowan Lester, Texas Wesleyan
Rasmus Lind, Lindsey Wilson
Maddux Lytle, Point
Leo Mathard, Texas Wesleyan
Garrison Mendoza, Oklahoma City
Brian Murtagh, Cardinal Stritch
David Myers, Oklahoma City
Philip Nijoka, Loyola University New Orleans
Alex Rainville, Johnson & Wales (FL)
Lauren Rowe, Victoria
PJ Shields, Dalton State
Michael Tait, Rocky Mountain
Kameron Williams, Reinhardt
Andrew Williamson, Wayland Baptist