GREENWOOD – Lander's Michal Pospisil has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 Division II Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol. Division II finalists for the award will be named May 18. Nicklaus Award recipients will be announced June 1 with the honor presented by Jack Nicklaus at a ceremony during the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
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 first learned the game of golf as a young boy.
Pospisil is the first Bearcat in history to be named the PBC Men's Golfer of the Year and leads the conference with. 71.77 average this season. He became the first three-time All-PBC selection in Lander men's golf history and helped lead the Bearcats to a second place finish at the PBC Tournament, the best in program history.