May 19, 2014

Ryan Gendron Records an 80 in the 1st Round of the NCAA Golf Championships

Gendron will tee off for the second round on Tuesday at 8:35 a.m.

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University men's golf standout Ryan Gendron began play on Monday in the NCAA Division II Men's Golf National Championships at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, Michigan. Gendron finished first round play with an 80, and will begin the second round on Tuesday – teeing off at 8:35 a.m. – in a tie for 77th place. 

Enduring tough winds through his entire round, Gendron didn't come out of the gate like he had hoped, shooting a four over par 40 on the front nine. That 40 that included two bogies through the first four holes, and a double bogey on the par four eighth hole. 

Gendron, who is just a freshman and played his scholastic golf at Tampa's Plant High School, continued his struggles after the turn recording five bogies on the back nine. He did, however, finish strong on the last two holes shooting par on 17 and 18, en route to his final score, and gained momentum entering day two.

Gendron is the first Lions' men's individual participant in the NCAA Championships since JP Albuquerque took part in the 2010 championships and finished tied for 23rd with a four round total of 306 (77-75-74-80). 

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