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KC Nickel '24 Recruiting Profile

Waunakee High SchoolWaunakee, WIMen's Golf
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ClubWisconsin Junior PGA
Primary PositionGolfer
Dominant HandRight
18 Hole Average71.2
Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking531
Tournament Scoring Average72.8
Scoring Diff-.14


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Personal Statement

• 2024 graduate of Waunakee High School, WI (June 2) *This is a suburb of Madison.
• Lettered all four years in HS golf on the varsity team
• Served as golf team co-captain as a junior, captain as a senior
• 1st Team All-State (WI) junior year
• Individual Runner Up Div 1 state golf championship junior year (WI) - Team placed 5th
• All-Conference Player of the Year and 1st Team as a junior
• Conference Champion as a junior
• WI State Journal selection All-Area 1st Team as a junior
• 2nd Team All-Conference as a Sophomore
• Honorable Mention All-State as a Freshman
• 2022 Junior Masters Tournament Champion (WI)

Two of my best memories are from the Erin Hills MACC Fund Invitational we played in for four years. As a sophomore we took 1st place and as a junior we took second place and donated $12, 527. Another good memory is winning the Headington Character Award which is a High School golf honor for:


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity
  • 3 years
  • 2023 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards
  • 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Area, 1st Team All-State, Captain, Player of the Year
  • Team Awards
  • Conference Champs, Regional Champs, Sectional Champs, State 2nd Place
  • 2022 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards
  • 2nd Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Area, Honorable Mention All-State
  • Team Awards
  • Conference Champs, Regional 2nd Place
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards
  • 2nd Team All-Area, Honorable Mention All-State, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards
  • Regional Champs, Sectional 3rd Place, Conference Champs

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience
  • 1 season
  • 2023 Wisconsin Junior PGA (Boys 16-18)

Coach References

  • High School Coach
  • Betsy Zadra
  • Private Coach
  • Dennis Tiziani


  • Camp/Event
  • AJGA Amundi Evian Senior Showcase
  • 12/01/23 to 12/04/23
  • Camp/Event
  • HJGT Midwest/West Regional Invitational
  • 10/21/23 to 10/22/23
  • Camp/Event
  • WJPGA Fall Finale
  • 10/15/23 to 10/16/23
  • Camp/Event
  • WJPGA Mike Schnarr Boys Championship
  • 8/21/23 to 8/23/23
  • 72, 68, 70. Overall 3rd out of a field of 100. This was a 3-day tournament in some serious heat! Out of 100 players from Wisconsin, pretty much every junior golfer… I placed 3rd behind two of my close friends who are members at the tournament site. I am very proud of not only shooting -4 but for beating many great players. For the 3 rounds, I made 15 birdies and 2 eagles with a low 9-hole score of 32.
  • Camp/Event
  • HJGT Milwaukee Summer Junior Open
  • 8/19/23 to 8/20/23
  • 74,70 Champion. I placed first overall with a 2-day score of Even par. The first day there were constant 20 mph winds and I shot +2, the second day was -2 with a 33 on the back 9.
  • Camp/Event
  • AJGA WPGAJR 36th Annual Lake Arrowhead Invitational
  • 8/06/23 to 8/07/23
  • 71, 73 Overall T2 out of a field of 42.
  • Camp/Event
  • 7/31/23 to 8/02/23
  • 71, 69, 73 Overall T8 out of field of 145.
  • Camp/Event
  • Wisconsin Junior Masters
  • 7/24/23 to 7/26/23
  • Camp/Event
  • 2023 College Showcase
  • 7/09/23 to 7/10/23
  • Camp/Event
  • The Dells Junior Golf Championship
  • 6/26/23 to 6/27/23
  • 71, 72 Overall 2nd place
  • Camp/Event
  • WPLA Ray Fischer Amateur Championship
  • 6/23/23 to 6/25/23
  • Camp/Event
  • WPGA Junior Championship
  • 6/21/23 to 6/22/23
  • Camp/Event
  • WIAA State Tournament (Runner Up 2nd place Div 1)
  • 6/05/23 to 6/06/23
  • Camp/Event
  • WIAA Sectional 2nd Place (72)
  • 5/30/23 to 5/30/23
  • Camp/Event
  • WIAA Regional 3rd Place (74)
  • 5/22/23 to 5/22/23
  • Camp/Event
  • Conference Championship 1st Place (73)
  • 5/16/23 to 5/16/23
  • Badger East Conference Champion with a score of 73 (+2) and Player of the Year award recognition.
  • Camp/Event
  • Wisconsin Junior Masters 1st Place
  • 7/25/22 to 7/28/22
  • 16 and under Champion 73, 6-4 (W), 8-7 (W)


  • Dennis Tiziani Swing Coach
  • 3 years
  • 2021-present
  • Derek Schnarr Swing Coach
  • 2 years
  • 2019-2020

Additional Sports

  • Basketball
  • 5 years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Baseball
  • 2 years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Moved Up grade


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High School Information

Phone(608) 849-2100

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Awards and Activities

  • AwardsHONOR ROLL Fall 2022 (3.6 GPA) Spring 2023 (3.2 GPA) Fall 2023 (3.76)
  • ActivitiesBAND: State Qualifier for Saxophone - 2022 and 2023, JUNIOR GOLF INSTRUCTOR, EMPLOYABILITY (credit for working while in school)

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