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Frittelli, White to be named co-winners of Byron Nelson Award

April 19, 2012

Texas' Dylan Frittelli and Georgia Tech's James White will be named co-winners of the 2012 Byron Nelson Award later today.

The award, given by the Golf Coaches' Association of American in conjunction with Cleveland Golf/Srixon, honors graduating seniors Frittelli (left) and White for their character, scholarship, playing record and citizenship.

Frittelli, a geography major, carries a 3.35 GPA; White, who will graduate with a degree in business management, has a 3.69 GPA. Frittelli is the top-ranked Division I player by Golfstat; White is No. 22.

The award, which has recognized college golf's top scholar-athlete since 2002, has only had co-winners once before, 2007, when Georgia Tech's Roberto Castro and Tulsa's Sam Korbe shared the honor.

Frittelli, who hails from Pretoria, South Africa, and White, who is from Acworth, Ga., were selected from a group of finalists that included Iowa's Chris Brant, Baylor's Joakim Mikkelsen and Dartmouth's Peter Williamson.

Sean Dove, men's and women's coach at Washington & Jefferson, chaired the selection committee.

-- Tim Murphy

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