Former UCF men's golfer Linus Vaisanen recently found his name on the Cleveland/Srixon All-America Scholars list released by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Vaisanen was one of 207 golfers to make the list from NCAA Division I and the only Knight to earn the honor.

Golfers must have competed at the collegiate level for at least three years. During their time as a student-athlete, they must compete in at least 50 percent of their team’s rounds, shooting under an average of 76.0 strokes per 18 holes and maintaining at least a 3.2 GPA.

After one year at University of Edinburgh and a year at the University of San Diego, Vaisanen spent two years at UCF. He competed in 19 of 21 events for the Knights, with a scoring average of 73.25 per 18 holes and six top-10 finishes. He also led the UCF in scoring average during the 2014-15 season.

He won the Audi Finnish Tour 1 Sharp Open on May 24, competed in the prestigious 120th British Amateur Championship on June 15 and played for team Finland in the International Golf Federation’s World Amateur Team Championship last year.


Jarrod Heil is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at@JHeil11 or email him at