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KES Old Boy Kaminski grabs all-Nicklaus recognition!

King Edward VII School Old Boy Rupert Kaminski, Class of 2014, is honoured as as one of the nations finest golfers 2015/2016.

Kaminski from national champion Oklahoma City University landed on the Golf Coaches Association of America’s all-Nicklaus team.

Kaminski, a freshman from Johannesburg, South Africa, garnered a spot among the 24 all-Nicklaus performers from NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA recognized for their outstanding play during the 2015-16 collegiate season.

This season, Kaminski topped the NAIA with a 71.40 scoring average in 30 rounds while taking Nicklaus award finalist honors. Kaminski took individual titles in The Mid-South on Sept. 8-9 in Newton, Kan., the Hardscrabble Invitational on April 11-12 in Fort Smith, Ark., and the Sooner Athletic Conference Championships on April 18-19 in Fort Worth, Texas. He placed within the top 10 in eight events and became SAC freshman of the year. He buried 114 birdies and four eagles this season.

Kaminski drew recognition as a first-team all-American from the NAIA and the GCAA, all-NAIA Central Region, all-tournament in the NAIA Championships, all-SAC, SAC freshman of the year, two NAIA golfer of the week nods and two league golfer of the week awards. Kaminski’s winning score in the SAC Championships of 21-under-par 67-63-65–195 bettered the NCAA men’s golf championships record of 20-under-par 67-66-63–196 shot by Charles Howell III in 2000.

The all-Nicklaus Team was created in 2008, and is not only named for history’s greatest player but also a long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf. Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Award in 1988 and it is now presented to the National Player of the year.

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Well done Rupert on this fine achievement and deserved accolade. Keep working hard.

Go School.