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’16 PNGA Player of the Year Jared du Toit nominated for Byron Nelson Award

The Golf Coaches Association of America have announced five Byron Nelson Award nominees for this year, and 2016 PNGA Men’s Player of the Year Jared du Toit is one of the finalists. The award is given to a graduating senior who excels in golf, the classroom, and the community. Jared is a senior on the men’s golf team at Arizona State University.

Du Toit, a Team Canada Amateur Squad member, is having a banner year in his outgoing campaign at ASU. The Kimberley, B.C., native notched a victory in February, helping him earn the nod as the Pac-12 Conference Golfer of the Month. Du Toit is currently ranked No. 14 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

Along with du Toit, the other finalists include Saint John’s (Minn.) Mack Farley, Auburn’s Matt Gilchrest, Maverick McNealy of Stanford and Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger.

The award recipient is typically announced about a month after the nominees are selected.