NCAA Honors Panthers’ Golf Star Westhorpe
By Golf // June 11, 2012
NCAA Division II PING All-South Region Team
BREVARD COUNTY, MELBOURNE FLORIDA – Florida Tech graduate and golf star Christian Westhorpe has been named to the NCAA Division II PING All-South Region team.
Westhorpe wrapped up his two-year Panthers career in May as one of the program’s best golfers.
In his senior season, Westhorpe 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.
Westhorpe was named All-Sunshine State Conference Honorable Mention by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors following the season.
And, he helped the Florida Tech Panthers record their best season in 2012 in their nine-year golfing 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 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.