Canadians Jared du Toit & Joey Savoie nominated for Byron Nelson Award

Jared du Toit
Jared du Toit (Gregory Shamus/ Getty Images)

Seven Byron Nelson Award nominees were announced on Tuesday, including Canadians Jared du Toit and Joey Savoie.

The award is given to the graduating senior who excels in golf, the classroom, and the community.

du Toit, a Team Canada Amateur Squad member, is having a banner year in his outgoing campaign with the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Kimberley, B.C., product notched a victory in February, helping him earn the nod as the Pac-12 Conference Golfer of the Month.

du Toit is currently Canada’s top-ranked athlete on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) at No. 14.

Fellow countryman Joey Savoie has posted two top-10 finishes so far this year for the Middle Tennessee Raiders, including a fifth place result at the Bearcat Invitational. The Quebec native and reigning Quebec Amateur champion is the No. 6 ranked Canuck on the WAGR.

The award recipient is typically announced about a month after the nominees are selected.