Clemson, S.C.—Clemson freshman Doc Redman has been named one of 25 semifinalists for the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award sponsored by Barbasol. The five finalists will be announced on May 25 with the winner announced on June 1 at the Memorial Golf Tournament in Ohio, the PGA Tournament hosted by Nicklaus.
Redman is one of four ACC players on the list. He is joined by Will Zalatoris of Wake Forest, Jimmy Stranger of Virginia and Cristobal Del Solar of Florida State. The only Clemson player to win the award previously is D.J. Trahan in 2002.
Redman has led Clemson to a top 15 national ranking in all three polls and six tournament wins entering the NCAA Regional Tournament May 15-17. Clemson will find out which site it will play on Thursday.
The native of Raleigh has a 70.36 stroke average so far this year, 17th best in the nation. He has a -1.09 stroke average vs. par, the 11th best in the nation, and is 12th in total birdies with 134. Redman is ranked 23rd nationally by Golfstat and 24th by Golfweek.
Redman has established many records this year, including his 54-hole score of 198 in winning the Ka’anapali Classic in Hawaii in November. He also won the Jackrabbit in September with a 13-under par score of 203. He has a Clemson freshman record seven top 10 finishes, including a streak of six in a row at one point. He has 11 rounds in the 60s and 21 rounds under par.
Redman’s stroke average is on pace to be the second best in Clemson history. Only Trahan’s 70.33 average in 2001-02, is better.
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