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NEWARK, Del. - - For the second time in program history, the Wilmington University golf team has landed a Division II PING All-American, as senior Andreas Lunding earned Honorable Mention All-American as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
Lunding (Horsholm, Denmark) joins former Wildcat standout PJ Tighe who earned the same honor for the 2011-12 golf season. Lunding also joins 22 other golfers across the Division II platform that earned Honorable Mention All-America. Twenty-four student-athletes make up the Division II PING All-America Teams, with eight on each the First, Second, and Third Teams.
The senior turned his game on down the stretch of the season, winning the St. Thomas Aquinas Spring Invitational before placing third overall at the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship to start the postseason. Lunding followed that up with a 14th place finish at the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Super Regional before finishing a program best 12th overall at the NCAA Division II Championship with a 211 (-5) for the tournament.
In 28 rounds this season, Lunding averaged a score of 73.89, finishing with a Division II National Rating of 112.
Lunding finished his outstanding career with four tournament wins in 46 entries, averaging a score of 3.67 against the par. His low round score of 67 came during his sophomore season. He is a three-time Division II PING All-East Region honoree, the 2015 CACC Player of the Year, the 2013 CACC Rookie of the Year, and a four-time All-CACC award recipient.
Lunding is one of three student-athletes from the East Region to be named Division II PING All-America Honorable Mention, joined by Le Moyne's John Clare, and St. Thomas Aquinas' Christopher Gentle.