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SMU's McClure Meissner named Byron Nelson Award winner

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SMU senior McClure Meissner has been awarded the 2021 Byron Nelson Award presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf. The award is presented in cooperation with the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Meissner was chosen from a pool of college seniors who demonstrated character, integrity and citizenship throughout their college golf career.

“McClure’s success on the golf course, in the classroom and in his local community represents excellence in all phases of the student-athlete. He joins an outstanding group of former Byron Nelson Award recipients who continue to succeed in many endeavors, including the PGA Tour,” Mike Dunphy, player development manager at Srixon/Cleveland Golf, said in a release. “We wish McClure Meissner the best on his journey and are proud he will be representing collegiate golf’s finest award going forward.”

Meissner, a native San Antonio, Texas, capped his SMU career with a scoring average of 71.24 and holds the school single-season scoring record. Last summer he won the Southern Amateur at Maridoe Golf Club in Dallas. McClure, an alternate on the victorious Walker Cup team, saw action in one foursomes match over the weekend at Seminole Golf Club, in which he combined with Ricky Castillo to win an early point for the U.S. team.

Off the golf course, Meissner has served his community by volunteering at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand, the College Golf Fellowship and Watermark Church.

As the Byron Nelson Award winner, Meissner will receive an exemption to play in the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.

original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/05/10/smus-mcclure-meissner-named-byron-nelson-award-winner/

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