Golf: Cory Howard selected to 2015 All-Nicklaus Team

Golf: Cory Howard selected to 2015 All-Nicklaus Team

NORMAN, Okla. The 24 honorees for the 2015 All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol have been announced by the GCAA. Players from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA were recognized for their outstanding play during the past collegiate season.

LaGrange's Cory Howard was one of three Division III golfers on the team. He is the first Panther selected to the team. Howard was recently named to the PING Division III All-America teams for the third straight year. He was the USA South Player of the Year for the second straight season and finished the 2014-15 season ranked second in the Golfstat.com Division III player rankings.

The All-Nicklaus Team was created in 2008, and is not only named for history's greatest player but also a long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf. Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Awards in 1988. The Nicklaus Award is annually given to the top collegiate men's golfer in Divisions I, II, III, the NAIA and the NJCAA.
In addition to Howard, the All-Nicklaus team is comprised of Bryson Dechambeau of SMU, Dalton State's Sean Elliott, Santiago Gomez of Nova Southeastern, Lynn's Mateo Gomez, Gavin Green of New Mexico, Southern Nazarene's Michael Hearne, Beau Hossler of Texas, William Woods' David Houlding, South Mountain's Connor Klein, Anthony Maccaglia of Oglethorpe, Georgia's Lee McCoy, Stanford's Maverick McNealy, Grant Motter of Mississippi Gulf Coast, Washington's Cheng-Tsung Pan, Arizona State's Jon Rahm and Max Rottluff, LaVern's Kelby Scharmann, Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans, Robby Shelton of Alabama, Vanderbilt's Hunter Stewart, Kerry Sweeney of Eastern Florida State, Coastal Georgia's Alistair Tidcombe and Midland's David Wicks.