STORRS, Conn. --- UConn golfers Jimmy Hervol (Hopkinton, Mass.) and Nabeel Khan (Westerville, Ohio), both rising juniors, have been honored by their teammates with postseason team awards. By a vote of the UConn team members, Hervol was named the Huskies’ Player of the Year, while Khan was given the Player Development Award.
Hervol was UConn’s leading scorer this season, averaging 72.1 strokes per round for 31 rounds. He earned medalist honors in the opening tournament of the 2016-17 season, shooting 11-under par at the Doc Gimmler Invitational in Farmingdale, N.Y. That was one of Hervol’s seven Top 10 and eight Top 20 finishes this year. He shot par of better in a team-leading 16 rounds, twice firing a season-low 65. Hervol led the Huskies to three tournament victories and eight Top 5 finishes and was named to the All-American Conference Team.
"Jimmy's win was a nice start to the solid way he played all season," head coach Dave Pezzino said. "He clearly deserved his selection as all-conference."
Khan’s award is given annually to the player who has shown the most improvement throughout the season. He averaged 73.2 strokes per round, third on the team, and had three Top 10 and four Top 20 finishes, including two in the Top 5. He shot par or better in 12 rounds with a season-low round of 64. Just after the spring semester ended, Khan won the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
"Nabeel finished fifth at the Gimmler as an individual, then never left the lineup," Pezzino said. "Last year, he played in a few tournaments, mostly as an individual, and showed that he had the tools to help the team. This year, he applied those tools."