Florida Tech’s Ray Badenhorst Finishes Notable Career With All-American Recognition
By Florida Tech // June 24, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A season already full of accolades, Florida Tech senior Ray Badenhorst tacked on one more for good measure Tuesday when the Golf Coaches Association of America named him PING Third Team All-American.
Asserting himself as one of the very best in NCAA Division II throughout the season, Badenhorst earns third-team laurels for the first time in his four-year career after securing honorable mention status in each of the past two seasons.
The selection comes on the heels of being bestowed All-South Region by the same publication roughly four weeks prior.
The senior improved each year at Florida Tech, ultimately rounding out the 2015 regular season with the nation’s No. 7 scoring average at 71.83.
Badenhorst secured five top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments, including four of the last six he appeared in. In addition, he completed 62.5 percent of his rounds at, or below par.
Badenhorst’s tie for second at the Southeastern Collegiate in March earned him Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week for the second time under head coach Chris Saltmarsh.
His 11 total birdies paced the deep field of 90 competitors.
A testament to the league’s high level of play, a whopping 18 members of the SSC were acknowledged throughout PING’s four All-American squads.
Florida Tech’s men’s golf team fell just short of clinching a berth in the National Championship, finishing in 12th place at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional in early May.