KU Golf Signee Named To All-Nicklaus List
June 28, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas golf signee Paul Harris was named as one of 24 honorees for the 2011 All-Nicklaus Team, which is selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Players from Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA were recognized this season.
Harris, who signed with Kansas in April, was a sophomore at Central Alabama Community College, a member of the NJCAA.
Harris finished the year as the number-one ranked junior college player in the country. Harris was also named an NJCAA Division I PING All-America Second Team selection, as well as an all-district IV selection.
At the national championship this year, Harris would have won the tournament going away, but was disqualified after not signing his scorecard after the second round. Harris opened the event with a 68 and closed with rounds of 67 and 69 in the four-round championship. He was the only player in the field with more than one round in the 60s.
Harris will be able to participate with the Jayhawks this fall and will have two seasons in Lawrence.
The All-Nicklaus Team was created in 2008, and is not only named for history’s greatest player but also a long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf. Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Award in 1988. The Nicklaus Award is annually given to the top collegiate men’s golfer in Division I, II, III, the NAIA and the NJCAA.
2011 All-Nicklaus Team
(Selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America)
Cyril Bouniol, Abilene Christian
Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
Bud Cauley, Alabama
Pierre Carlsson, Cumberlands
Alex Carpenter, Abilene Christian
Edward Delashmutt, Mesa CC
Brandt Garon, Meridian CC
Luke Guthrie, Illinois
Paul Harris, Central Alabama (KANSAS SIGNEE)
John Jackson, Cal State Monterey Bay
Ryan Kiel, Texas Lutheran
Jimmy Kozikowski, South Mountain
Tain Lee, Claremont McKenna
Justin Lower, Malone
Chris Morris, Centre College
John Peterson, LSU
Patrick Reed, Augusta State
Kyle Souza, Chico State
Oscar Stark, Oklahoma Christian
Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State
Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State
Bank Vongvanij, Florida
James White, Georgia Tech
Andrew Yun, Stanford