Newberry men's golf ranked 20th


Newberry men's golf ranked 20th
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 | by Scarlet and gray jump three spots in latest national poll

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Newberry College men's golf team is ranked 20th according to the third edition of the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll as released on Wednesday afternoon.

The scarlet and gray jumped three spots and garnered 109 points in the poll. Newberry is just one point behind 19th ranked Washburn University. The top team in the nation according to the poll is Columbus State University from the Peach Belt Conference.

Georgia College and State University received seven first place votes to push the Bobcats from 8th to 2nd place. GCSU has won two consecutive events with first place finishes at the Southeastern Collegiate and the Bobcat Invitational.

The University of Central Oklahoma (No. 3), USC Aiken (No. 4), and Nova Southeastern University (No. 5) round out the top-5.

Newberry is the only South Atlantic Conference member in the poll. The scarlet and gray tied for second place at the Blueridge Mountain Classic in Hendersonville, N.C. on March 21.

The scarlet and gray's other scheduled tournament since the last poll, the Richard Rendleman Invitational, was cancelled due to inclement weather. Newberry resumes play this weekened, April 3-5, at the Ironwood Pirate Intercollegiate in Greenwood, N.C.

GOLF WORLD/NIKE GOLF COACHES' POLL
Men's Division II

Rank Team Points Last
1. Columbus State University (1) 412 2
2. Georgia College & State (7) 408 8
3. University of Central Oklahoma (5) 400 5
4. USC Aiken (3) 381 1
5. Nova Southeastern University 376 6
6. Florida Southern College 373 3
7. Sonoma State University (1) 306 7
8. Lynn University 281 11
9. CSU-San Bernardino (1) 273 14
10. Clayton State University 240 10
11. Valdosta State University 220 15
12. Indianapolis University 216 19
13. Barry University 212 20
14. Lander University 205 4
15. University of North Alabama 200 9
16. St. Edward's University 188 17
17. University of West Florida 177 12
18. University of Hawaii-Hilo 133 16
19. Washburn University 110 22
20. Newberry College 109 23
21. CSU-Chico State 98 13
Western Washington University 98 18
23. CSU-Monterey Bay 92 25
24. Rollins College 60 NR
25. Northeastern State University 47 NR

Also receiving votes: Coker, 45; Abilene Christian, 32; Grand Valley State, 27; CSU-Stanislaus, 26; Grand Canyon, 21; Indiana U. (Pa.), 18; Ferris State, 14; Armstrong Atlantic, 10; Barton, 10; Mount Olive, 9; Pfeiffer, 6; Belmont Abbey, 4; CU-Colorado Springs, 4; Western New Mexico, 4; Findlay, 3; Central Missouri, 1; Florida Tech, 1.

(First-place votes in parenthesis)