McCoy named as 2017 P.J. Boatwright Intern
Ankeny’s Nate McCoy will serve as the 9-month P.J. Boatwright Intern with the Iowa Golf Association in 2017. McCoy is a 2012 graduate of Iowa State University (ISU) where he played golf for the Cyclones.
While at Iowa State, McCoy qualified for the 2012 NCAA Championships as an individual, finishing 29th overall. That same year he was named ISU’s 2011-12 Male Athlete of the Year, as he won two tournaments and finished in the top-10 in eight of 14 tournaments. McCoy, an All-Big 12 First-Team selection and Ping All-Central Region pick that season, ended the year with a then-school record 71.65 stroke average
Since graduation from ISU, McCoy competed on the PGA Tour Canada and Web.Com Tour. McCoy collected a win on the PGA Tour Canada in 2014 at the Wildfire Invitational.
“I applied for the internship because it was a great opportunity to learn the inner workings of amateur golf in the state of Iowa,” McCoy said. “I am very passionate about the game and want to see golf in Iowa continue to flourish. I couldn’t have asked to work with better people and look forward to having this experience.”
In 1991, the USGA established the P.J. Boatwright Jr. Internship Program. This program is designed to give experience to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in golf administration, while assisting state and regional golf associations in the promotion of amateur golf, on a short-term, entry level basis.