NORMAN, Okla. (April 22, 2016) — Central Missouri junior golfer Alex Springer has been named a semifinalist for the 2016 Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol. Finalists for Division II will be announced on May 12 with the recipients being named on June 2 with the honor presented by Jack Nicklaus at a ceremony during the final round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Springer led the Mules with a 72.85 stroke average this season, playing in all 10 events. He posted 13 rounds at par or better, including a season-best low of 67 at the St. Edward’s Invitational. He had seven top 10 finishes, four top-five finishes and won the individual title at NSIC Men’s Golf Championship last October.
In addition to receiving the 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 14-17, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika, Alabama. The Barbasol Shootout will be held Saturday, June 4 at the storied Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio – the same club where Jack Nicklaus learned the game of golf as a young boy.