Golf: Logan Lanier named to 2016 All-Nicklaus Team

Golf: Logan Lanier named to 2016 All-Nicklaus Team

Junior Logan Lanier added to his postseason awards by being one of 24 honorees for the 2016 All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Players from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA were recognized for their outstanding play during the 2015-16 collegiate season.

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 Award in 1988 and it is now presented to the National Player of the year in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as NAIA and NJCAA. Nicklaus Award recipients have combined for over 200 victories worldwide and claimed 22 major championships.
 
Lanier was the second straight LaGrange golfer to be a finalist for the Division III Jack Nicklaus Award. He joined Cory Howard who was a finalist last year. 

The St. Augustine, Fla. native was a first team PING All-American and the USA South Player of the Year during the 2015-16 season. He finished the season No. 2 in the Division III player rankings by Golfstat with a stroke average of 72.16 per round. In eight tournaments during the 2015-16 season, Lanier did not finish any lower than ninth, ending the season by tying for sixth at the NCAA Division III Championships. He shot par or better in 14 rounds with a season and career-low round score of 67 at the Jekyll Island Intercollegiate.