TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State senior men’s golfer Hank Lebioda is rated 14th among United States golfers in the first springtime release of the Arnold Palmer Cup rankings. The top six-rated golfers from both the United States and Europe qualify for competition at the annual event June 24-26 at Formby Golf Club in England.
Using Golfstat’s NCAA Player Ranking as a base, the Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking awards bonus points for wins and high finishes and a negative bonus for poor finishes. The ranking also contains a strength of schedule component.
Lebioda, a returning All-American, has an average score of 70.33 in the 2015-16 season that ranks 16th-best nationally. Lebioda is also averaging 3.96 strokes on par-4 holes, tying for the 12th-best across the country.
The Winter Springs, Fla., native owns two Top-5 finishes this year. He placed second at the DICK’s Collegiate Golf Cup on Sept. 25-27, shooting a 5-under 208. He followed by tying for fourth at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, carding a 5-under 205 to tie for fourth.
Lebioda leads the Seminoles with 12 rounds at par or better this year. He holds the school record for most rounds at par or better with 24 in the 2014-15 season. In that year he also set the school record for lowest par-3 scoring with an average score of 3.03.
Lebioda is seeking to become the fifth Seminole to be selected to the Arnold Palmer Cup. Daniel Berger (2013) and Jack Maguire (2014 & 2015) have represented the United States in each of the last three years, while Jonas Blixt (2007 & 2008) and Rowin Caron (2015) have played for Europe.
The next Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking will be released March 17.
The No. 3-rated Florida State Men’s Golf team hosts the annual Seminole Intercollegiate this Friday, March 11-13, at Southwood Golf Club. The 14-team tournament will include 10 programs ranked in the Top 100 of the latest Golfstat rankings.