• Spring 2016 President’s List
• Fall 2015 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
• Currently majoring in pre-finance
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.
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.
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.
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.