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Pointís Francisco de Oliviera has been named as one of 30 semifinalists from the NAIA for the prestigious Jack Nicklaus Natio
Men's Golf - Wed, Apr. 26, 2017

NORMAN, Okla. – The Golf Coaches Association of America announced on Wednesday, April 26 that Point University's Francisco de Oliviera (JR/Algarve, Portugal) has been named as one of 30 semifinalists from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for the prestigious Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol.

 

De Oliviera was named Appalachian Athletics Conference Men's Golfer of the Year, made the All-AAC first team and the AAC All-Academic team, and was named AAC Men's Golfer of the Week twice and NAIA National Men's Golfer of the Week during the spring, 2017 season.  Point University won the NAIA-AAC Direct Golfer, April 24-25, by a mere one stroke and won its first AAC Tournament championship and qualified as a team to play at the NAIA National Men's Golf Championships at the TFC Deere Run in Moline, Ill, May 16-19

 

NAIA finalists for the Jack Nicklaus Award will be named May 11, while NJCAA finalists will be announced May 15.  Nicklaus Award recipients will be announced June 4, with the honor presented by PGA Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus at a ceremony during the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

 

In addition to receiving the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award, the five recipients will compete in the Barbasol Shootout for an exemption into the PGA TOUR's Barbasol Championship, held July 20-23, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika, Ala.  The Barbasol Shootout will be held Saturday, June 3, at the storied Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio -- the same club where Jack Nicklaus learned the game of golf as a young boy.

 

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