May 22, 2014
Air Force golfer Kyle Westmoreland has been named a Division I PING All-Region honoree, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Thursday. A total of 157 players across six regions--Northeast, East, Southeast, Midwest, Central and West--earned all-region honors for 2014.
Westmoreland, one of just seven golfers from the Mountain West to be an all-region selection, is the first Falcon to earn all-region honors since Tom Whitney in 2010. Westmoreland tied Whitney’s school record with a 71.7 stroke average this season and won AFA’s own Falcon Invitational.
The senior from Katy, Texas, earned a spot in the NCAA Regionals for the second straight year, where he finished in a tie for 22nd place after a fourth-place finish at the Mountain West Championships, Air Force’s best individual finish at a conference tournament since 1985. He helped the Falcons average 293.3 strokes per tournament this year, the second-best in program history behind last season’s 291.7. Air Force also won two tournaments for the second straight year, winning its own Falcon Invitational for the first time since 2005 and the Snowman Getaway.
The Falcons then wrapped up the season with their second consecutive fourth-place finish at the Mountain West Championships, once again tying the team’s best finish ever at a conference tournament (4th at the 1993 Western Athletic Conference Tournament). In all, Air Force posted six top ten finishes and placed in the top 5 four times during the ’13-14 campaign.