Klutznick Named Finalist for NCAA Division III Jack Nicklaus Award

Klutznick Named Finalist for NCAA Division III Jack Nicklaus Award

Emory men's golfer Jackson Klutznick has earned more national recognition for his dominant senior season. After being tabbed as the UAA's Player of the Year earlier on Tuesday, Klutznick has been named a finalist for the NCAA Division III Jack Nicklaus Award. The award honors the top player at the Division I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA levels. Klutznick is looking to become the first Eagle in program history to win the award.

The other four finalists at the Division III level include J.F. Aber of Wittenberg, Justin Chan of Carnegie Mellon, and Cam Cappuzzo and Cooper Hrabak of Methodist. The winner of the award will be announced by Jack Nicklaus himself on Tuesday, June 4th at his annual Memorial press conference.

The senior has embarked on one of the most impressive seasons in program history, being named to four All-Tournament teams, earning the title of UAA Tournament MVP as well as being named the conference's Player of the Year.

Klutznick set the tone for his dominant season in the Eagles' first tournament of the year when he shot a program-best three-round score of 197 (-16) at the Gate City Invitational. He capped off the event with a final round score of 61 (-10) to break the program record for best individual round score to earn the individual title while boosting the Eagles to a team victory as well.

The Denver, Colorado native earned national recognition last month when he was the only Division III golfer selected to represent Team USA at the Arnold Palmer Cup – the collegiate rendition of the iconic Ryder Cup.

Klutznick will look to add to his resumé this week as he hopes to lead the Eagles to their first-ever NCAA National Championship. The event will take place in Boulder City, Nevada from May 14-17.