Georgia Tech’s Albertson Receives Byron Nelson Award

NORMAN, Okla. – Anders Albertson of Georgia Tech has been named recipient of the 2015 Byron Nelson Award presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon, in cooperation with the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and the Golf Coaches Association of America. 

Candidates for the Nelson Award must be a graduating senior and the selection committee con­siders equally a nominee’s entire collegiate academic and golf career as well as his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration is given to a nominee’s good citizen­ship, as portrayed by Mr. Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career.

“Being fortunate enough to be chosen as the winner of the Byron Nelson Award is something I never expected, and something I will strive to live up to for the rest of my life,” said Alb­ertson. “Just being considered for the award has been a tremendous honor. Being associated with Mr. Nelson, one of the finest gentlemen the game of golf has ever known, is the honor of a lifetime. His record as a player, a competitor, and a human being are second to none, and definitely stand as the example for anyone in the game. Regardless of the outcome of my next step in goIf, if I am sufficiently fortunate to positively affect a fraction of the lives Mr. Nelson did, I will have achieved a very rich life.”

A mainstay in the Georgia Tech lineup, Albertson has never missed a tournament for the Yellow Jackets. He’s a two-time All-America selection and earned All-ACC honors three times. Albert­son’s career stroke-average of 71.47 over 134 rounds is third best in school history. He has 18 top-10 finishes, including 11 in the top five while at Georgia Tech. Albertson’s lone victory came at the 2013 ACC Championship.

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