June 17, 2014

Gendron Named PING All-America Honorable Mention

NORMAN, Okla. – The second, third and honorable mention Division II PING All-America Teams were announced by the GCAA, Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Ryan Gendron of Saint Leo earned a PING All-America Honorable Mention.

The only member of the men's golf team to make a trip to the Division II National Tournament, Gendron finished tied for 25th place among the nation's top competitors. Prior to the NCAA Championships, Gendron played the most consistent golf of his rookie campaign in his last three outings. During that stretch the Tampa, Fla. native averaged just 71.4 strokes per round in the nine rounds, including four-straight rounds of 71 or below heading into the championships.

The rookie's season-low round came during the same three-tournament stretch, as 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). 

Click here for a complete list of the PING All-America teams.

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