WEDNESDAY, JUNE 06, 2012
Westhorpe Named to Division II PING All-South Region Team
NORMAN, Okla. (Men’s Golf) – Christian Westhorpe, a recent Florida Tech marketing graduate, was awarded Division II PING All-South Region Wednesday evening.
He concluded his two-year Panther career in May as one of the program’s best golfers. In his senior campaign, he set single-season school records for scoring average (73.50) and rounds of par or better (six). He finished second in highest national ranking over a season (57), lowest 36-hole score (six-under-par) and career scoring average (74.41).
This spring, the former Brevard Community College standout placed in the top five in four tournaments. He was the runner-up at the Titan Winter Invitational and tied for third at the Florida Blue SSC Championship. Over 30 rounds, he averaged a team-best 73.50. He was named All-Sunshine State Conference Honorable Mention by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors following the season.
Westhorpe helped the Panthers record their best season in their nine-year history. The team earned its second straight appearance in the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional, while setting new single-season records for GolfStat national ranking (22), average score per round (295.70), rounds of par or better (six), lowest score for 36 holes (572) and lowest score for 54 holes (863). It also tied two school records, wins (two) and lowest round score (283).
For the first time under second-year FIT head coach Chris Saltmarsh, the Crimson and Gray checked in at No. 20 in the May 16th Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches’ Poll.