Oct. 12, 2005
Washington, D.C. - Former Georgetown University men's golf standout Nick Cook (Shelton, Conn./Fairfield Prep) was named the Cleveland Golf Tour's Rookie of the Year, it was announced today.
Cook, a 2004 graduate, has posted six top-10 finishes in nine outings this year on the Cleveland Golf Tour, and is currently participating in the qualifying event for the PGA Tour. He ranks third on the Cleveland Golf Tour's points and money list.
His season started with five-straight top-10 performances: a tie for 10th at the Atkinson Country Club Open at two-under par 214; a ninth place finish at the Atlantic City (N.J.) Hilton Casino Celebrity Classic (three-under par 213); a tie for sixth place at the Lebaron Hills Country Club Open (six-under par 210); a tie for seventh place at the Cranston Country Club Open (six-under par 207); and placing fifth at the Sterling Country Club Open (13-under par 200).
After finishing in a tie for 13th place at the Captains Country Club Open, Cook capped off the season on September 24 at the Samoset Open in Rockport, Maine, firing a five-under par 205 and winning in a playoff.
He followed that up with a tie for ninth place - carding a one-over par 143 - at the Vermont National Open, and then tied for 25th place last weekend at the Granite Links Open (even-par 216).
Overall, he ranks 10th on the Cleveland Golf Tour with a 69.88 stroke average, is tied for third with five eagles and is fourth with 112 birdies.
Cook, the first Georgetown golfer to reach the United States Amateur, was an All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection by the Golf Coaches Association of America in 2004.
The Cleveland Golf Tour is open to professionals who have not made the PGA Tour and are not listed as members of the Nationwide Tour. After submitting results from three professional tournaments, 90 players are selected for the Cleveland Golf Tour, with the committee selecting six more at its discretion.