William Woods Golfer Julian Taylor Named To The All-Nicklaus Team
FULTON, Mo. - William Woods University mens' golfer Julian Taylor has become the first player in program history to be honored on the 2014 All-Nicklaus team.
The All-Nicklaus team was created in 2008, and awards players from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA for their outstanding play during the past collegiate season.
It is named after long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf, Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus is a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The Ohio State University, and helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Awards in 1988.
Taylor is a York, England, native, and had an excellent season on the course. He won six tournaments, had an average score of 71.60 in 25.0 rounds played, and shot a 216 (75-72-69; E) for a 12th place finish at Nationals. This is Taylor's second year in a row finishing with a stroke average of 71.60.
"He finished runner-up in the NAIA for the Golfstat Cup, after earning top honors a year ago, while also finishing the year ranked fourth in all of college golf with a final round stroke of 69.73," head coach Barry Doty said.
He added, "Julian is a three-time first-team All-American, a three-time American Midwest Conference (AMC) Player of the Year and winner of the 2012 Phil Mickelson Award (presented to the top freshman in the country)."