April 02, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Nicolas Herrera of Bellevue (Neb.) (second from the left in the team photo) has been named the NAIA National Men’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Herrera was selected based on his performance from March 24 – 30 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, independent and unaffiliated group winners.
Herrera, a native of Cali, Colombia, earned his second individual title of the season after winning a three-way playoff at the Battle at Primm on March 26 in Primm, Nev. He finished with rounds of 68, 72 and 69 for a three-round total score of 209. He beat out 89 other golfers, and as a team, the Bruins took fourth place out of 18 schools.
Currently, the freshman star is tied for No. 31 in the NAIA with an average round score of 73.17.
The next Men’s Golfer of the Week will be announced on April 9. For the complete 2014 Golfer of the Week schedule, click here.
Nominees: Billy McKenzie, William Woods (Mo.); Jan-Henry Jordaan, Missouri Baptist; Josh Wheeler, Tennessee Wesleyan; Alasdair Ross, Union (Ky.); Ausin Sverdrup, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Kolton Kyne, Concordia (Ore.); Luke Lambert, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Tucker Fahlen, Taylor (Ind.); Kalin Peterson, Westminster (Utah); Cale Benson, Doane (Neb.); Rory Doll, Nebraska Wesleyan; Jesse Nissen, Doane (Neb.); Alex Zuzelski, Baker (Kan.); Kirk Hoggatt, Missouri Valley; Ben Johnson, Bethany (Kan.); Michael Civitate, Ottawa (Kan.); Joey Smart, Indiana East; Viktor Madsen, Cumberlands (Ky.); Jay Monohan, Grand View (Iowa); Lucas Boyd, AIB (Iowa); Tyler Lallier, William Penn (Iowa); James Marchesani, Oklahoma City; Ian Ansett, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Joel Sawyer, Emmanuel (Ga.); Allen Bradford, Coastal Georgia; Zach Day, Mobile (Ala.); Felix Aberg, Northwood (Fla.); Warren Grover, Davenport (Mich.).
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.)
Week 3 (April 2): Nicolas Herrera, Bellevue (Neb.)