Clemson's Behr named winner of Byron Nelson Award


Clemson’s Stephen Behr on Wednesday was named the recipient of the Byron Nelson Award, given annually to a graduating senior who excels on the course as well as in the classroom and the community.

“This award is one of the biggest and best in college golf,” he said in a statement. “To me it is the most prestigious because the collegiate golfer who wins it must have the entire package, excelling in all areas that make being a student-athlete a challenge: playing in competition, staying competitive in the classroom and carrying onself with honesty, integrity and respect.” 

A four-year starter, Behr leads the Tigers with a 71.88 scoring average entering this week’s ACC Championship. He also has a team-best four top-10 finishes. 

After graduating in May 2015 with a 3.91 GPA, Behr continues to play on the team as a graduate student. He is active with TigerPals, a pen pal project to communicate with local children in the community, as well as serving on Clemson’s student-athlete advisory committee. Earlier this month, Behr was honored by the Clemson athletic department as the Solid Orange Male Athlete of the Year.