West Florida men's golf duo earns All-America Scholar honors
Black and Guste-Pedersen among 52 honored in Division II
NORMAN, Okla. – Ryan Black and Thomas Guste-Pedersen, graduating seniors from the West Florida men’s golf team, were two of 52 student-athletes from Division II honored as Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday.
In order to qualify, student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically, complete in three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70 percent of his team’s rounds, have a stroke average under 78.0, and maintain a minimum grade point average above 3.2.
Ryan Black (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) 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 vs. par.
Thomas Guste-Pedersen (Helle, Norway) won the award for the second time in his career, and he also earned All-GSC honors in 2012. Guste-Pedersen finished the year with a 73.15 scoring average and 1.88 vs. par, and he also earned a spot on the PING All-South Region team.
The Argonauts’ 2011-12 season was full of success, including two team wins and three runner-up finishes. UWF now boasts 67 tournament titles in its men’s golf history and 42 individual titles. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.