Golf: Jake Nelson earns Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars honor

Golf: Jake Nelson earns Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars honor

Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Division III have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. LaGrange senior Jake Nelson is among those to earn the honor. 

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically and compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke average under 79.0 in Division III and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Nelson, an accounting major, has also earned USA South Academic All-Conference honors for the past two years. He was fourth on the team with a 75.09 strokes per round average. Nelson tied for fifth at the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate Tournament, having a season-best low round of 71.