Sophomore leads Marquette golfers to runner-up team finish
Marquette in second place behind Nelson's 5-under 67
Marquette tied for third place with two rounds remaining
Three-day tournament to be held at Turtle Point Golf Course
Records fall on final day at future U.S. Open venue
2013-14: Won the 2013 Wendy's Kiawah Classic by holding on to his 36-hole lead shooting a career best individual low tournament score of 6-under par 210 (70-67-73) ... His new career low 67 in the second round helped guide MU to a second place finish at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic ... Tied his then low round career best (70) in the first round of the Erin Hills Intercollegiate ... Competed as an individual in the Doc Gimmler breaking into the top-40 with a 5-over 215 (70-74-71).
2012-13: Was the top MU golfer at the John Dallio Memorial, helping Marquette win the trounament by placing fifth overall with a 225 (79-74-72)Competed in nine tournaments as a freshmen during the 2012-2013 campaign... Finished tied for 55th and fourth among Marquette golfers at The McLaughlin while shooting a 76, 74 and 73 (223) for the tournament... Posted a top-35 finish at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic carding 79, 76, and 71 (226), good enough for the third-best score among MU golfers... Compiled a top-50 finish at the USF Invitational, carding a final score of 227 (71-76-81), while finishing second among MU golfers...
Prior to Marquette: Was the top-ranked prep golfer in Iowa, according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard, coming out of Decorah High School under coach Rich Gaard ... Named 2012 3A Player of the Year by the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association ... Co-captain of the Vikings boys golf and and boys basketball teams ... Four-time first team all-state selection by the Iowa Golf Coaches Association and four-time All-Northeast Iowa Conference selection ... Helped Decorah HS to capture the 2012 3A Iowa High School state title ... Finished as the individual runner-up in Iowa High School State Tournament as a senior ... Placed fifth at the 2011 AJGA McArthur Towel and Sports Future Legends event ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the 2011 Iowa Amateur Match Play.
Personal: Born Nicholas Nelson on Nov. 1, 1993 ... Son of Andrew and Nancy Nelson ... Majoring in sociology.