NORMAN, Okla. – The Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday that University of West Florida senior golfers Ryan Black and Thomas Guste-Pedersen are among 52 NCAA Division II student-athletes honored as Cleveland/Srixon All-America Scholars.
Cleveland Golf and Srixon, makers of golf clubs and balls, sponsor the award given to golfers in their junior or senior years academically who have competed at least three years at the college level and played in at least 70 percent of their teams’ rounds while maintaining a stroke average of less than 78 and a grade-point average more than 3.2.
Black, of Port St. Lucie, was a four-time All-Gulf South Conference honoree, the third in league history. He finished his senior year with a scoring average of 73.63 and an average of 2.43.
Thomas Guste-Pedersen, from Helle, Norway, won the award for the second time in his career, and earned All-GSC honors in 2012. Guste-Pedersen finished the year with a 73.15 scoring average; he also earned a spot on the PING All-South Region team.