Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Leland, Mich.
High School: Leland
Major: Management


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)

Freshman (2015-16)
Joel Sneed opened his career with his lowest round, a 71 at the Ballyneal Challenge in September. He tied for 11th at the event, and made three additional appearances as a freshman. Sneed tied for 42nd at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate and finished 24th at the Bruce Fossum Memorial. In addition, he went 0-2-0 at the Big Ten Match Play.

Before Nebraska
Sneed was a two-time Super-Team All-State selection at Leland High School in Michigan. He was a four-time first-team all-state pick. The four-time letterwinner won the Michigan Division 4 State Finals with a score of 147 at Bedford Valley in June of 2014. Sneed claimed the Michigan Region 16 title at Grand Traverse Resort with a score of 68. He also competed at the PGA Junior Series at Westbrook, where he carded rounds of 75, 76 and 74 to finish ninth. During the summer of 2015, Sneed won event 2 at the Pinehurst Winternational with scores of 74 and 75. He added a fourth-place finish at the Adams Tour Pheasant Run. Academically, Sneed was a member of the National Honor Society and an honor roll selection at Leland.

Joel is the son of Peter and Kris Sneed and has three siblings, Bekka, Erin and Nate. Joel was born on Sept. 24, 1996. He is majoring in business management at Nebraska. Sneed claimed a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2016. He was also named to the 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team and is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.


Year Rounds Strokes Average
2015-16 8 620 77.50
Career Totals 8 620 77.50

Career Bests
Low Round - 71 (Ballyneal Challenge, 9/8/15)
Low 54-Hole Score - 228 (D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate, 9/14/15)
Best Tournament Finish - T-11th (Ballyneal Challenge, 9/8/15)
Rounds Under Par - 0

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