BUIES CREEK — The Golf Coaches Association of America has named Campbell University’s Pontus Nyholm an honorable mention for the 2021 PING NCAA Division I All-American Team.
The 2021 Big South Conference Golfer of the Year, Nyholm is the program's first to earn All-America honors since Vaita Guillaume in 2012.
Ranked No. 35 in the Golfstat Cup, Nyholm completed his senior campaign with a 70.08 scoring average and three wins. He was chosen by the GCAA to the PING All-East Region team and competed last month in the Arnold Palmer Cup for Team International.
“Pontus had a great year at Campbell on the golf course and in the classroom,” said Campbell head coach John Crooks.
“He is a remarkable young man destined for greatness. I expect to see him on TV soon.”
Among his wins during the 2021 season was a 17-under par 199 at the Stitch Intercollegiate, where he shot a 10-under 62 to tie for the low round in the country this season.
He also earned a sponsor’s exemption in the Korn Ferry Tour Rex Hospital Open last month, when he made the cut and finished at 4 under.
Nyholm set school records for lowest career stroke average (71.17) and top-10 individual finishes (21). He helped lead Campbell to a pair of Big South Conference titles (2019, 2021) and three consecutive NCAA postseason berths.
Rated as high as No. 13 by Golfstat, No. 15 in the PGA TOUR University and No. 46 in World Amateur Golf Ranking, Nyholm broke par in 11 straight rounds – with nine in the 60s – from March 27 to April 19. He also finished as runner-up at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate.
A native of Gavle, Sweden, Nyholm led Sweden to the 2019 European Amateur Team Championship and advanced to the Round of 16 in the 2019 British Amateur. He also represented Sweden in the 2021 European Amateur Team Championship and placed second in the strokeplay portion.