Booska Named Semifinalist for the 2019 NAIA Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol

Booska Named Semifinalist for the 2019 NAIA Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol

NORMAN, Okla. – Semifinalists for the 2019 NAIA Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol have been announced including Johnson & Wales (Fla.) senior Cody Booska.

Booska, a senior from Turners Falls, Massachusetts, has registered a season stroke average of 72.39 while posting seven Top 10 and three Top 5 finishes. Booska placed third in the 2019 Sun Conference Men's Golf Championships at the Lake Jovita Country Club in Dade City, Florida, shooting a 3-under 213 to help guide the Wildcats to a fifth-place finish. A 2019 All-Sun Conference selection, Booska has recorded 18 rounds at par or under this season. Booska is currently ranked No. 19 by GolfStat.

NAIA finalists for the award will be named May 16. Nicklaus Award recipients will be announced May 30 with the honor 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 18-21, at the Champions at Keene Trace in Lexington, Ky. The Barbasol Shootout will be held Saturday, June 1 at The Ohio State University Golf Club's Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio - the same club where Jack Nicklaus played collegiate golf for the Buckeyes.

NAIA Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol Semifinalists

Ben Bailey, Keiser

Colby Blake, William Carey

Callum Blinkhorn, Lindsey Wilson

Cody Booska, Johnson & Wales (FL)

Logan Carver, British Columbia

Peri'Don Castille, Oklahoma City

Tyron Davidowitz, Texas Wesleyan

Bobby Dunphy, South Carolina Beaufort

Alec Dutkowski, Taylor

Jack Faraci, South Carolina Beaufort

Liam Gransden, Keiser

Andrew Harrison, British Columbia

Mark David Johnson, Coastal Georgia

Declan Kenny, Texas Wesleyan

Jackson Lawlor, Coastal Georgia

Carter Lewis, Ottawa (AZ)

Jack Madden, Oklahoma City

Joao Magalhaes, Point

Carl Didrik Meen Fosaas, Keiser

Philip Nijoka, Loyola (New Orleans)

Ben Rebne, Dalton State

Eli Scott, Coastal Georgia

Carson Seals, Oklahoma City

Ty Stites, Oklahoma City

Marc Sweeney, South Carolina Beaufort

Michael Tait, Rocky Mountain

Jacob Thomas, South Carolina Beaufort

Mayson Tibbs, Oregon Tech

Eric Wowor, Point

Futa Yamagishi, Texas Wesleyan