Hoey, Crocker Tabbed As 2017 Jack Nicklaus Award Semifinalists|
May 2, 2017
Senior Rico Hoey and junior Sean Crocker were among 30 Division I golfers tabbed as semifinalists for the 2017 Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award, it was announced Tuesday (May 2).
Division I finalists for the award will be named May 25. Nicklaus Award recipients will be announced June 1 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.
Hoey is coming off a tie for second at the Pac-12 Championships, USC’s best finish at the event since 2011, and his fifth top 5 finish this year, third in the top 2. He has a team-best 13 rounds in the 60s and is second on the team in stroke average (70.88). Hoey was a semifinalist in 2016 as well.
Crocker leads the No. 1 Trojans with a 70.76 stroke average and is tied for second on the team with 11 rounds in the 60s. He has six top 10 finishes and had a streak of eight consecutive tournaments under par snapped at the Pac-12s.
Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol Semifinalists
Dawson Armstrong, Lipscomb