KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Julian Taylor of William Woods (Mo.) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Taylor, who is receiving his second career weekly accolade, was selected based on his performance from March 17 – 23 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, independent and unaffiliated group winners.
Taylor, a native of York, England, led William Woods to its first team victory of the spring season at the Embry-Riddle Eagle Invitational at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., March 17 – 18. The junior was the individual medalist in the event after carding a 4-under-par, 69-71—140, to best a field of 104 golfers.
Taylor won two events during the Owl’s fall season – Missouri Intercollegiate on Sept. 3 – 4 and the William Woods Invitational on Sept. 30 – Oct. 1. He was previously named National Golfer of the Week on March 27, 2013.
The next Men’s Golfer of the Week will be announced on April 2. For the complete 2014 Golfer of the Week schedule, click here.
Nominees: Simon Taylor, Union (Ky.); Jesse Heinly, Concordia (Ore.); Tyler Falk, Northwest Christian (Ore.); A.j. Nelson, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Justin Doeden, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.); Charlie Phillips, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Tayler Noble, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Nick Smart, Westminster (Utah); Levi Gough, Indiana East; Nick Saunders, Shawnee State (Ohio); Kyle Hashimoto, William Penn (Iowa); Dillon Wilson , AIB (Iowa); Adam Hall, Blue Mountain (Miss.); Viktor Heurlin, Belhaven (Miss.); Neale Barnes, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Brad Curren, USC Beaufort (S.C.); James Desanges, Ave Maria (Fla.); Hikari Yamamoto, Warner (Fla.); Henrik Petersson, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Gabriel Gomez, Southeastern (Fla.); Boris Zarfel, St. Thomas (Fla.); Alex Watier, Davenport (Mich.); Tyler Willette, Indiana Tech.
2014 NAIA National Men’s Golfers of the Week
Week 1 (March 19): Dylan Freeman, Coastal Georgia
Week 2 (March 26): Julian Taylor, William Woods (Mo.)