31 May

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CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT

Texas Golf coach John Fields talks with Dylan Frittelli

Texas Golf coach John Fields and senior Dylan Frittelli talk strategy during a tournament.

THE GOLF COACHES Association of America named senior Dylan Frittelli co-recipient of the 2012 Byron Nelson Award April 19. He shares this year’s honor with Georgia Tech’s James White.

“It’s an honor to receive the Byron Nelson Award,” Frittelli said. “Coming from Texas you know all that Byron Nelson stood for on and off the golf course. I see this as recognition of my efforts on the golf course and in the community.”

During his senior campaign, Frittelli recorded 10 top-10 finishes in 13 events — including sharing medalist honors at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate — and was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Ben Hogan Award. He’s currently ranked as the nation’s No. 2 collegiate player.

Frittelli is the first player in Texas history to receive the Byron Nelson Award.

A native of Pretoria, South Africa, Frittelli is a two-time All-America selection, two-time All-Big 12 recipient and was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2010.

He’s also active in the Austin community. Over his four-year collegiate career, he’s volunteered with Longhorn Halloween, Marathon Kids, Pancakes for Parkinson’s and the Neighborhood Longhorns Banquet. He’s also active with the Marbridge Foundation, a group that provides assistance to the Special Olympics.