April 4, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. - Senior Andrew Yun is one of five finalists for the Byron Nelson Award, as announced earlier this morning by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
Yun joins finalists Evan Beck of Wake Forest, Pedro Figueiredo of UCLA, Charlie Hughes of Washington and Brinson Paolini of Duke.
Candidates for the Nelson Award must be a graduating senior and the selection committee considers equally a nominee's entire collegiate academic and golf career as well as his character and integrity while in college.
Particular consideration will be given to a nominee's good citizenship, as portrayed by Mr. Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career.
Yun, the reigning Pac-12 Champion, posted six top-10 finishes his junior season. He had a stroke average of 71.6 in 37 rounds of competition--the second lowest on the team. The sociology major made the All-Pac-12 first team and earned second team All-American as well as second team Pac-12 All-Academic.
During his sophomore season, Yun won The Prestige at PGA West and enjoyed seven top-10 finishes. As a PING first team All-American and first team All-Pac-10, he led the Cardinal with a stroke average of 70.6 in 31 rounds of competition.
When Yun entered Stanford he had a solid freshman campaign where he made the lineup for all 11 events and carded a stroke average of 72.2 in 34 rounds of competition. He had two top-10 finishes on the year, highlighted by a third place showing at the Gifford Intercollegiate.
The recipient of the Nelson Award will be named on May 2.
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