Ryan Gendron Advances to NCAA Championships; Men Finish Tied for 9th

Ryan Gendron Advances to NCAA Championships; Men Finish Tied for 9th

Gendron finished second in NCAA Regional with a 211 

SAINT LEO, Fla.Ryan Gendron came into the final round of the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional golf tournament on Wednesday, knowing that he had some work to do if he wanted to finish in the top two of the tournament and advance to the NCAA championships. 

Gendron, who was under par in all three rounds, came into the final round of the regionals at the Savannah Quarters Golf and Country Club in Savannah, Ga. in fifth place. Gendron then proceeded to get to work shooting a two under par 70 for the second consecutive day to claim one of the two coveted individual spots for the championships to be held May 19-23 at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, Michigan. 

For the event, Gendron shot a three-round total of 211 (71-70-70), finishing one stroke behind medalist Tim Crouch of Florida Southern. Crouch claimed the other individual spot for the championships. 

As a team, the Lions finished in a tie for ninth place – with Flagler College – with a three-round total of 888 (301-292-295), six shots behind Florida Tech in eighth place. 

Chaz Heinz, who started in a tie for 41st at the beginning of the final round, shot a three round total of 225 (78-73-74) and finished the regional in a tie for 36th

Joey Savoie finished just a stroke behind Heinz shooting a 226 (76-72-78) and earning a share of 41st

Liam Ainsworth finished in a tie for 65th shooting a three-day total of 229 (76-77-76), and Trevor Joseph took 103rd with a total of 245 (88-82-75). 

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