Honors & Awards
Willman opened his spring season in the Big Ten Match Play with a 2&1 victory over Michigan State's Dan Ellis. Willman followed that with a tie-for-27th at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, which earned him his first of two Big Ten player-of-the-week awards. He earned three consecutive top-10 finishes after that at the Jackrabbit Invitational (T-5th), the Denver Desert Shootout (T-6th) and the Mizzou Intercollegiate (7th). At the Denver Desert Shootout, he fired a career-low 54-hole score of 7-under-par 209.
Willman competed as an individual at the NCAA Regional in Norman, Okla., following the regular season. He tied for 40th, shooting 227 over three rounds at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. During Willman's stellar senior season, he carded 15 rounds better than par, including four in the 60s, while garnering nine top-20 finishes, four of which were top 10s. He led the Huskers in nine of 11 tournaments during his senior season.
Willman produced two additional top-15 results in the spring with the first coming at the Jackrabbit Invitational, where he tied for 14th. His added a tie for seventh at the Mizzou Intercollegiate.
Willman ranked second on the team with a 74.64 stroke average, and his score counted toward the team total in 30 out of 36 rounds, which also ranked second on the team. Willman produced a season-low round of 68 on two occasions during the season and broke 80 in 35 of 36 rounds.
After competing twice in the fall, Willman became a regular for the Huskers in the spring, playing in all seven tournaments and earning a tie for 13th at the Troy Invitational to lead the Huskers. At the Husker Shootout triangular in March, Willman tied for sixth after posting rounds of 75 and 73. He scored a season-best 71 twice at the Desert Shootout en route to posting a season-best 215.
At the Big 12 Championships, Willman finished with the second-best score for the Huskers, as he tied for 41st with a 306. Willman also earned a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the fall of 2008.
In 2006, as a sophomore, Willman tied for second at the Kansas 6A state tournament. Following his outstanding sophomore season, he earned All-Sunflower League, All-Johnson County and honorable-mention All-Kansas City accolades.
Willman finished third in the Sunflower League in 2007. He repeated as a member of the All-Sunflower League and earned second-team All-Johnson County honors.
Willman, an honor-roll student, also excelled in the amateur ranks. He competed in various American Junior Golf Association tournaments. In the summer of 2007, Willman tied for sixth at the Oak Tree Junior Championship and he tied for 11th at the Lockton/Capitol Federal Kansas City Junior Championship.