Lankler Earns Third Straight All-America Distinction

Lankler Earns Third Straight All-America Distinction

Complete 2017 Division III Ping All-America Team

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's Brad Lankler received Honorable Mention on the 2017 Division III PING All-America Team, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). 

The honor is the third straight for Lankler, who became the first in program history to be named a three-time All-American. He is joined by Dave Walker '88, who is a two-time All-American, as one of only two Diplomats to earn multiple distinctions in their careers. 

Lankler (Westfield, N.J. / Westfield) continues to add postseason accolades after also being named to the GCAA Mid-Atlantic All-Region and the All-Centennial Conference (CC) Teams. He threatened for an Individual National Title at the NCAA Tournament in May, setting a program and CC record for lowest tournament score at the NCAAs by six strokes when he accumulated a 291 (71-74-72-74) to finish fifth. In the process, he recorded his second straight top-10 performance at the Tournament, becoming the only CC golfer to ever do so after placing sixth a year before. 

He led the CC with a 74.4 stroke average and accumulated six top-five tournament finishes, including a second-place showing at the CC Championship with a 222 (73-74-74) for his third career top-three finish at the Tournament. 

F&M placed 20th out of 42 competing schools with a 621 total (313-308) at the 2017 NCAA Championship, marking the third consecutive season the Diplomats placed in the top-20. In April, the Diplomats won their fourth straight CC Crown and eighth in the last 10 years.