Ryan Gendron Named to PING All-South Region Team

The Tampa native is one of 16 Sunshine State Conference golfers named to the team

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University men's golf standout Ryan Gendron has been named to the Division II PING All-South Region team, as announced on Tuesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. A total of 106 players across eight regions – East, Atlantic, Southeast, South, Midwest, South Central, Central and West – earned all-region honors for 2014. 

In addition, Gendron is one of 16 golfers from the Sunshine State Conference who earned the honor. 

Gendron, a freshman from Tampa who played his high school golf at Plant High School, is currently taking part in the NCAA Division II Championships at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, Michigan. 

The Tampa, Fla. native, and Plant High School graduate, advanced to the national championships after a second place finish in the NCAA South/Southeast Regional, May 5-7 at the Savannah Quarters Golf and Country Club in Savannah, Georgia. He shot a three-round total of 211, with back-to-back 70s in the second and third rounds. 

Prior to the NCAA Championships, Gendron has played the most consistent golf of his rookie campaign in his last three outings. During that stretch, dating back to the Buccaneer Invitational on March 31-April 1, the Plant High School product has averaged just 71.4 strokes per round in the nine rounds, including four straight rounds of 71 or below heading into the championships. 

In addition, his season low round came during that three-tournament stretch when he shot a 68 in the first round of the Sunshine State Conference Championships at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City. He would eventually finish tied for ninth with a three-round total of 217 (68-74-75).  

Gendron's only tournament title this season came in the Southeastern Collegiate, March 10-11, shooting a three-round total of 210 (71-70-69).  He is currently averaging 73.1 strokes per round in 20 total rounds this spring. 

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