Golf team member Cline becomes Clarkson's first PING All-American
Rising senior Tyler Cline (Tuxedo, NY) of the Clarkson University Golf team was announced as one of 50 student-athletes to be named a Division III PING All-American on Wednesday.
Cline was picked as a PING All-American Honorable Mention, one of 26 named outside of the eight-member first, second, and third teams. One of only six golfers from the New York Region to be named as an All-American, he joined Nick Paladino (University of Rochester) and Jack Whelan (St. Lawrence University) from the Liberty League as PING All-Americans.Cline, who was chosen as Clarkson's Co-Male Athlete of the Year in late-April, joined seven other golfers from the Liberty League on the 15-player All-Region squad last month, one of six such teams from across the Division III landscape. Cline ranked among the top 125 golfers in the country according to GolfStat, and finished second in the Liberty League this past year when he shot a five-under par 139 at the conference's fall qualifier. Overall, Cline averaged 74.05 shots per round, and that number dropped to 73.3 when just considering the full fall season. Regardless, his average dropped by more than three strokes from 2012 when he averaged 77.6 strokes, and was nearly five shots better than his 78.9 average scoring round from his freshman season of 2011.