Kimberley's Jared du Toit (above) has been nominated for the 2015 Sport B.C. Senior Men's Athlete of the Year Award.

Kimberley's Jared du Toit (above) has been nominated for the 2015 Sport B.C. Senior Men's Athlete of the Year Award.

du Toit nominated for Sport B.C. Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award

Kimberley amateur golfer Jared du Toit recognized for stellar 2015 season with Sport B.C. nomination

The accolades keep pouring in for Kimberley amateur golfer Jared du Toit.

Monday afternoon, it was announced the 20-year-old du Toit had been nominated for the Sport B.C. Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award.

“It is a huge honour,” du Toit said Wednesday evening. “B.C. always seems to produce its fair share of nationally competitive athletes and it truly is an honour to be mentioned among the top of the list.”

The 2015 season was worth remembering for the Arizona State Sun Devils golf star.

In late October, the former Selkirk Secondary School student was one of five players named to Team Canada’s 2016 National Amateur Golf Squad, with sights set on competing at the 2016 World Amateur Golf Championship this September at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Cancun, Mexico.

Being named to Canada’s national team fulfilled a childhood dream for du Toit and it was nothing short of the cherry on top of the cake in 2015.

The Kimberley native completed his second NCAA campaign in dominant fashion, laying claim to the individual title at the 2015 Big Sky Conference Men’s Golf Championship, guiding his University of Idaho Vandals crew to the team title along the way.

After finalizing his transfer from the University of Idaho, where he spent his first two NCAA seasons, to Arizona State University (ASU), du Toit turned up the heat during the summer months.

The 6-foot linkster claimed the 113th B.C. Amateur Golf Championship on July 13 at Fairview Mountain Golf Course in Oliver, finishing atop the leaderboard by four strokes (10-under, 278).

In addition to his title at the B.C. Amateur, du Toit grabbed a sixth-place finish at the 49th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship in Eugene, Ore.

In his first season under the tutelage of Sun Devils golf coach Tim Mickelson, du Toit turned in his strongest showing of the semester at the Alistair MacKenzie Invitational (Oct. 12 to 13) in Fairfax, Calif., placing eighth (67, 68, 68).

The next NCAA event scheduled for du Toit and the Sun Devils is the Waikoloa Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii, from Feb. 4 to 6.

There has been no slowing du Toit as he sits No. 1 overall in the Golf Canada men’s amateur ranks as of Jan. 11. The Sun Devils product has held down the top spot for 10 consecutive weeks.

On the global stage, du Toit is listed 103rd on the World Amateur Golf Ranking scale.

The 50th annual Sport B.C. Athlete of the Year Awards are set to be hosted Thursday, March 10, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

du Toit was nominated for the prestigious provincial award by B.C Golf president David Atkinson and B.C. Golf executive director Kris Jonasson.

The 2014 Male Senior Athlete of the Year Award winner was speed skater Denny Morrison of Fort St. John, who earned a silver and bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

Sport B.C. is a non-profit sport federation, representing over 60 provincial sport organizations in British Columbia.

As a member-based organization, Sport B.C. supports the growth of amateur sport in B.C. and provides leadership through delivery of programs and services for members.

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