March 22, 2017
Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia senior golfer Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) has been named as one of five finalists for the 2017 Byron Nelson Award presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf. The other finalists are Arizona State’s Jared du Toit, St. Johns’ (Minn.) Mack Farley, Auburn’s Matt Gilchrest and Stanford’s Maverick McNealy.
All candidates for the Nelson Award must be a graduating seniors and the selection committee conÂ¬siders equally a nominee’s entire collegiate academic and golf career as well as his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration is given to a nominee’s good citizenÂ¬ship, as portrayed by Mr. Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career.
Stanger currently leads the No. 9 Cavaliers with a 70.17 stroke average. He is ranked No. 11 in the Golfstat standings and No. 10 in the Golfweek poll. He figures No. 23 in the current World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Earlier this month Stanger was named to the 2017 United States Arnold Palmer Cup team. He is also on the watch list for the 2017 Ben Hogan Award.
He has four top-10 finishes in six collegiate events this year including a win at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. Last summer he won the Southern Amateur Championship and reached the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur Championships.