Nils Floren
Nils Floren


Ljungskile, Sweden

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SPRING 2011: Earned his third consecutive All-Big 12 honor from the league coaches ... competed in all seven tournaments of the spring and compiled four Top 10 finishes ... won medalist honors at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational and helped Tech to its lone team championship of the year ... shot 5-under to win a tournament that consisted of 94 total golfers ... finished 16th at the Big 12 Championship in Hutchinson, Kan. ... tied for fourth place (5-under) at the NCAA Southwest-Arizona Region in what was the final tournament of his Texas Tech career ... led the team with a 72.2 stroke average for the year (fall and spring) and competed in all 11 events and logged 32 total rounds.

FALL 2010: Finished the fall season right behind teammate Matt Smith with a 72.6 average per round after seeing action in all four fall tournaments ... recorded top-15 finishes in three of the fall's four tournaments ... posted his only top-10 finish as he led his team in its first-ever appearance at the coveted PING/Golfweek Preview as he shot a 4-over par 220 en route to a sixth-place finish individually and an eighth-place team finish.

SPRING 2010: Has been one of Tech's most consistent players throughout the season ... named to the Ben Hogan Award Watch List early into the spring season ... earned All-Big 12 honors ... best finish has been a tie for second at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate ... only finished outside the top 20 twice in eight tournaments ... began the spring by tying for 19th at the Mauna Lani Invitational ... followed by tying for fourth at the UTSA Invitational ... tied for the lead with Chris Ward at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate following an even-par 71 first round ... shot a four-over 75 and another even-par 71 over the final two rounds to tie for second ... finished the Aggie Invitational at 2-under-par and in a tie for 18th overall ... was the first time to finish under par this spring ... opened the Big 12 Championships with a 3-under 69, but followed with a 75 in the afternoon's second round ... finished in sixth place after two-straight 1-under 71s over the final two rounds ... recorded lowest 54-hole total at the NCAA South Central Regional ... shot a 5-under 211 to tie for fifth with teammates Chris Ward and Finley Ewing IV ... started the tournament with a 4-under 68 to sit in fifth place ... was 1-under over the final two rounds ... his 211 card matched the 54-hole low for a Tech player at an NCAA Regional ... lowest score of the season ... struggled somewhat at the NCAA Championships, firing a 7-over 223 ... fell to Florida State's Drew Kittleson, 2 and 1, in the opening round of match play ... leads Tech with a 72.3 stroke average ... had the most top-five or top-10 finishes of any player.

FALL 2009: Averaging 70.9 strokes per round and has shot par or better in five of nine rounds ... has a 196-15 head-to-head record ... continued his consistent play at the talent-laden Isleworth Collegiate Invitational ... finished tied for third with the nation's No. 2-ranked golfer ... opened with a 69 and added rounds of 74 and 73 to claim his second top three finish of the season ... leader through two rounds at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate, following rounds of 66-70 ... finished in a 14th-place tie ... named Golfweek National Player of the Week after winning his first collegiate tournament at the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... tied for first after carding 69-68 in rounds two and three, respectively.

SPRING 2009: Placed second as he helped the Red Raiders to a win at the UTSA Intercollegiate after firing rounds of 70-68-69 for an 8-under par total of 205 ... tied for fourth at the USF Invitational with a 4-under par total of 212 compiling rounds of 71-70-71 ... led the Red Raiders in the stroke play portion at the Callaway Golf Match Play Invitational with a two-round total of 145 which was good for a seventh-place tie ... tied for 24th at the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate as an individual with firing 73-75-73 for a three-day total of 5-over 221 ... competed in the Morris Williams Intercollegiate and the Aggie Invitational ... tied for 12th at the Big 12 Conference Championships and was named All-Big 12 Conference ... fired bookend rounds of 71 at the event in Hutchison, Kan. ... placed in a fourth-place tie at the NCAA Southwest Regional in Austin, helping lead Tech to a second-place finish ... carded rounds of 70-73-73 ... shot 76-75-75 at the NCAA Championships.

FALL 2008: Did not compete.

SPRING 2008: Competed in the Linger Longer Invitational as his first spring tournament on the season ... carded in a second-straight 75 to mark at 150 while competing unattached.

FALL 2007: Competed in two events his first season as a Red Raider with an average score of 75.00...He has his best finish at the Jerry Pate National where he tied for 54th in a strong field with a 223...He shot his season low of 71 at that same tournament.

BEFORE TEXAS TECH: Graduated from Ostraboskolan High School in Ljungskile, Sweden ... finished second in the Italian Amateur Championship in 2006 ... Member of the Swedish Junior National Team ... Eighth ranked junior golfer in Sweden ... Carried a 72.38 stroke average in 2006.

PERSONAL: Nils Floren ... a native of Ljungskile, Sweden ... Born May 6, 1989 to parents Per-Erik and Catarina Floren ... Has one sister, Anna and one brother, Oscar, who was an All-American golfer at Tech and is now a professional golfer ... Career goal is to become the No. 1 ranked player in the world ... Interested in a degree in the Arts and Sciences school ... Hobbies include music, food, clothes and sports.


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