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Nathan

Williams

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Height: 6'0"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gainesville, Ga.
High School: Gainesville
Experience: High School

Bio

Career Stats

Academic Honors
• Spring 2018 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

• Fall 2017 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
• Spring 2017 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
• Fall 2016 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
• 2015-16 Sun Belt Commissioner’s List
• Spring 2016 President’s List
• Fall 2015 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
• 2018 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar
• Currently majoring in pre-finance

2017-18
Saw action in nine tournaments as a junior including two played as an individual . . . Compiled a 75.41 scoring average, including a 74.5 mark during the spring . . . Tied for 23rd at the GSU-hosted Autotrader Collegiate Classic shooting a second-round 67, tied for the lowest single round of the season by a member of the team . . . Shot a final round 71 at the Tiger Invitational to help GSU to a second-place finish . . . Opened the Schenkel Invitational with a 70 . . . Shot a final round 71 at The Hootie at Bulls Bay . . . Shot a second round 73 at the Sun Belt Championship

2016-17
Became a regular in the line-up during his sophomore season, playing in 12 events and compiling a 74.72 scoring average, nearly one and a half strokes better than his freshman campaign . . . Earned a career-best tie for sixth at the Georgia Southern Collegiate to open the spring season shooting 73-73-70 . . . Shot back-to-back rounds of 71 to open the Maui Jim Intercollegiate . . . Finished the Mobile Intercollegiate with rounds of 72 and 73 . . . Tied for a team-best 16th at the Tiger Invitational presented by Jason Dufner shooting 75-69-71 . . . Opened the Bandon Dunes Invitational with a 71 . . . Opened The Hootie at Bulls Bay with a season-low 69 . . . Won his Sun Belt Championship Match Play Final match over Georgia Southern’s Cody O’Toole to give GSU its first point of the match . . . Recorded two rounds in the 60’s and five under par during year.

2015-16
In first season, saw action in eight events, playing in 23 rounds while compiling a 76.17 scoring average . . . Shot a career-low 68 in the final round of the Furman Intercollegiate which also proved to be the last round of the season for him . . . Earned a career-best tie for 15th at the Savannah Quarters Intercollegiate to open the spring, opening with a 72 . . . Started his career with a 77 at The Invitational at The Ocean Course . . . Tied for 29th at the GSU-hosted AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, shooting 73-71-75 . . . Tied for 26th at the Mobile Intercollegiate, shooting back-to-back 76s to end the event . . . Closed the Schenkel Invitational with a 72.

Prep
Comes to Georgia State after a successful career at Gainesville High School and on several junior golf tours . . . Earned GHSA First-Team All-State honors as a sophomore, junior and senior, to go along with second-team honors as a freshman . . . Was a part of high school state championship teams as a freshman and sophomore, while earning third-place finishes as a junior and senior . . . Also earned the Tommy Aaron Award as MVP of his high school team in 2013 . . . Finished his final year of high school with a career-best scoring average of 71.8.

Amateur
Made the cut at the 2015 Greystone Invitational following an opening round 71 . . . In 2014, finished sixth at the Orchard Hills Junior, shooting 72-69 and 15th at the UGA AutoTrader.com Invitational on the Southeastern Junior Tour . . . Earned a fifth-place finish at the 2013 SJGT Four-ball shooting 71-70 and 12th at the 2012 Dogwood Junior Invitational . . . Won the 2012 Furman Junior shooting 74-72 a year after finishing third in the same event.

Personal
Nathan Newell Williams was born Oct. 8, 1996, in Gainesville, Ga. . . . He is the son of Stephanie and Terry Williams . . . Has four siblings: Graham, Reagan, Leita, and Hannah . . . His grandfather, Melvin Bessinger, is a World War II veteran and earned both the purple heart and bronze medal.

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