Evan McDermott

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2022; Spring 2023)
  • U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier (2022)
  • Michigan High School Division 2 Runner-Up (2022)

Freshman (2022-23)
Evan McDermott produced a solid freshman season by tying for third among the Huskers with 20 rounds played while posting a 75.45 stroke average.

McDermott made immediate contributions in the fall, competing in the Husker lineup at the Purdue and White Sands invitationals after playing as an individual outside the Husker lineup at the season-opening Badger Invitational.

He capped the fall with a career-best 216 (67-74-75) that included a career-best 67 (-5) at the White Sands Invitational in Paradise Island, Bahamas (Oct. 28-30). McDermott tied for 32nd overall as NU’s No. 3 finisher at the event. His effort in the Bahamas followed a tie for 41st at Purdue with a 228 (74-74-80), Oct. 10-11.

McDermott opened the season as Nebraska’s top finisher by tying for sixth with a 148 (72-76) while playing as an individual at the rain-shortened Badger Invitational (Sept. 11-13).

He opened the spring by going 1-2 at the Big Ten Match Play, before carding a 232 (76-75-81) at The Prestige  (Feb. 20-22). He was the No. 2 finisher in Nebraska’s lineup in California, before earning his final lineup appearance of the year at the Desert Mountain Collegiate in Scottsdale (March 4-5). He was NU’s No. 4 finisher in Arizona with a 234 (77-75-82).

McDermott competed as an individual at the Stampede at the Creek in Elkhorn (April 11-12), where he finished 13th with a 220 that included back-to-back 70s (-2) in the first and second rounds before settling for a final-round 80. 

He also played as an individual at the Fighting Illini Spring Collegiate (April 28), tying for 45th with a 231 (78-77-76). 

Before Nebraska
The 2022 Michigan High School Division 2 runner-up, McDermott also tied for third at the Division 2 State Championships in 2021, while helping Spring Lake to a top-10 team finish. 

His performance included a second-round 68. He fired the best round of his prep career with a 64 at Terra Verde.
McDermott took medalist honors at the 2022 Michigan Lower Peninsula Division 2 Regional tournament at Lincoln Hills in Ludington after firing a 69, leading Spring Lake to the regional team title. He ranked No. 1 in the state when factoring in nine-hole qualifying rounds and No. 3 in 18-hole qualifying as a senior.
In August of 2021, McDermott competed at the Golfweek Junior Tour event at Notre Dame, taking the top spot in a 51-golfer field at the 36-hole tournament. His performance featured six birdies and an eagle. He added a top-10 finish on the Golfweek Junior Tour at Kettering, Ohio in October, carding back-to-back rounds of 73.
The son of Marty and Rachel McDermott, Evan was born Nov. 30, 2003. A mechanical engineering major at Nebraska, he is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
McDermott brings strong ties with him to the state of Nebraska. His uncle, Greg, is the head men’s basketball coach at Creighton, while Evan’s cousin, Doug, was a three-time All-American at Creighton and is currently in the NBA.


Year Rounds Strokes Average
2022-23     20 1,509 75.45
Career Totals 20 1,509 75.45

Career Bests
Low Round - 67 (White Sands Invitational, 10/28/22)
Low 54-hole score - 216 (White Sands Invitational, 10/30/22)
*Best Tournament Finish -  T-6th (Badger Invitational, 9/13/22)