May 20, 2014

Ryan Gendron Finishes 2nd Round Strong at NCAA Championships

Gendron shot a +4 on the day and a -1 on the back nine

SAINT LEO, Fla.Ryan Gendron closed out his second round of golf, at the NCAA Division II Men's Golf National Championships at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, Michigan, posting a two-day total of 155 (80-75). He will start off his third round of competition on Wednesday in a tie for 63rd place, 13-over par.  

Genrdon, who teed off Tuesday on the back nine at The Meadows, shot a five over par 40, prior to the turn; carding pars on the 17th and 18th holes, respectively, after bogies on the previous four holes. 

The Tampa native, and Plant High School graduate, then took his play from the final two holes of the front nine and carried them over to the back nine where he would play his best – and most consistent golf – of his two rounds, shooting a one-under par 35. 

Gendron recorded pars on three of the first four holes of the back nine, and also picked up his first birdie of the championships on the par five fourth hole. He did not log a bogey on the back side of the course after posting five in his first nine holes of the day.

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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