NORMAN, Okla. -- After a historical season by the Lions, team leaders Ryan Gendron and Joey Savoie were recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) as PING All-South Region selections for Division II. A total of 116 players across eight regions - East, Atlantic, Southeast, South, Midwest, South Central, Central and West - earned all-region honors for 2015.
Saint Leo wrapped up the 2014-15 season at the NCAA Division II National Championships last week, and turned in an incredible tournament that ended in the semifinals of medal match play. The Lions finished tied for third overall thanks to the performances of now two-time All South Region Gendron and first time honoree Savoie.
Gendron returned to the national championship for the second consecutive season, after making the trip as an individual in 2014. The sophomore was named a PING All-America Honorable Mention during his freshman campaign. A now two-time All-South Region selection, finished third at the 2015 NCAA DII Men's Golf Championship with a 4-under 209 (70-67-72), just four strokes behind Individual Champion Sam Migdal (Central Missouri). Gendron turned in the highest finish by a Saint Leo individual at the NCAA Championships in program history.
In his first appearance at the NCAA Championship, Savoie steadily improved after being ranked seventh in the country throughout the season. In the third and final round of stroke play, the Quebec native posted the Lions' low round of the day with a 69. He finished tied for fourth overall at 3-under 210 (71-70-69). Savoie's play continued to improve throughout medal match play and he carded the lowest round of the tournament by any individual.
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