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Baylor’s Perrine Recipient of Byron Nelson Award presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf


NORMAN, Okla. – Matthew Perrine of Baylor has been named recipient of the 2018 Byron Nelson Award presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf, in cooperation with the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Candidates for the Nelson Award must be a graduating senior and the selection committee considers equally a nominee’s entire collegiate academic and golf career as well as his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration will be given to a nominee’s good citizenship, as portrayed by Mr. Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career.

A native of Austin, Texas, Perrine transferred to Baylor after spending his freshman season at Auburn. The lone senior on Baylor’s roster, Perrine currently boasts a 71.17 stroke average and he has played 16 of 30 rounds at par or better this season. A total of 28 of his 30 rounds have counted towards Baylor’s team score. Perrine has posted three top-five finishes, four in the top 10, and seven in the top 25.

A PING Third-Team All-America selection his junior season, Perrine’s Baylor career 71.89 stroke average is the fourth best in school history. He has carded 48 rounds of par or better in his three years as a Bear. Perrine has 15 top-10 finishes in his time at Baylor. He enters the Big 12 Tournament on a streak of 33 consecutive tournaments played as part of the Baylor lineup.

A Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar and two-time First Team Academic Big 12, Perrine is majoring in business. He is a four-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and three-time Baylor Dean’s List selection.

Off the golf course, Perrine has been active with Feed My Starving Children and the Jason Dufner Foundation. Last fall he orgaized and hosted a bingo night for residents at a retirement community in Waco, Texas.

“It is an incredible honor to be the 2018 Byron Nelson Award recipient,” said Perrine. “Mr. Nelson left behind the legacy of being not only one of the games greatest players but also that of being the greatest role model for all young golfers. I look forward to the challenge and opportunity to live up to the legacy of Mr. Nelson in the years to come.”