Texas senior Dylan Frittelli was named co-recipient of the 2012 Byron Nelson Award presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced today. Frittelli – currently ranked the No. 2 collegiate player in the nation - shares this year's honor with Georgia Tech's James White.
“Obviously it is a huge honor to receive the Byron Nelson Award,” said Frittelli. “Coming from Texas you hear 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, as well. It’s an honor to be recognized by the selection committee and earn such a prestigious honor.”
During his senior campaign, Frittelli has recorded nine top-10 finishes in 11 events - including sharing medalist honors at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate - and was recently named one of 10 semifinalists for the Ben Hogan 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. The geography major was a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar after his junior season and earned Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2010 and 2012.
Frittelli is also active in the Austin community. Over his four-year collegiate career, he has volunteered with Longhorn Halloween, Marathon Kids, Pancakes for Parkinson’s and the Neighborhood Longhorns Banquet. Frittelli is also active with the Marbridge Foundation, a group that provides assistance to the Special Olympics.
White is Georgia Tech’s third Byron Nelson Award recipient joining Troy Matteson (2003) and Roberto Castro (2007). He earned first-team All-America and All-Nicklaus Team honors last season.
“I’m extremely excited to be one of the winners of the Byron Nelson Award this year,” said White. “I couldn’t be happier to share it with a guy like Dylan Frittelli. I couldn’t be more excited or honored to be a part of this award."