STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State men’s golf signee Tim Walker of Central Alabama Community College has been named the 2014 Jack Nicklaus Award winner as the player of the year in NJCAA, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced.
The Victoria, Australia, native finished as the top-ranked golfer in the NJCAA ranks after posting three tournament wins and finishing second in three other events.
“Congratulations to Tim for an outstanding sophomore year at Central Alabama Community College. He is a fine player and even better person,” MSU head coach Clay Homan said. “We look forward to him being part of the Bulldog family the next two years.”
Walker posted 10 Top 10 finishes in 12 events and finished no lower than 14th on the year for head coach Dave Jennings’ squad. The All-America selection finished the season ranked second in the nation by Golfstat and first in the organization’s NJCAA Players to Watch.
He became Central Alabama’s first winner of the award after leading the team to eighth at the NJCAA Division I national tournament behind a fifth-place individual showing.
Walker finished the year with a 228-1 record against NJCAA Division I competition and a 71.93 adjusted scoring average.During his rookie season, he helped the Trojans win the NJCAA Division I national championship in Lubbock, Texas.