'Bama's Whitsett among finalists for Byron Nelson award


California’s Brandon Hagy and Joel Stalter, Northwestern’s Jack Perry, Alabama’s Cory Whitsett and Stanford’s Cameron Wilson were named the finalists for the 2014 Byron Nelson Award, given annually to a graduating senior who exemplifies the traits of the late Hall of Famer.

The Golf Coaches Association of America announced the five finalists Tuesday. The winner will be named May 1.

The committee considers not only a senior’s golf career, but also his academic career and the character and integrity while competing.