Newberry No. 23 in national poll

Newberry No. 23 in national poll
Monday, November 30, 2009 | by Scarlet and gray fall nine spots, but remain in top-25

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Newberry College men's golf program is ranked No. 23 in the country after the final release of the Golf World/Nike D-II Coaches' Poll for the fall season.

The scarlet and gray accumulated 90 points in the latest poll, falling nine spots from the October edition. Newberry fell one point behind Ferris State University and eight points ahead of Columbus State University.

According to the poll, Barry University is the No. 1 team in the nation with 13 first place votes and 398 points. The University of North Alabam is No. 2 (340), Georgia College and State University is No. 3 (335), CSU-Chico State is No.4 (311), and Barton College (302) rounds out the top-5.

Newberry began the season in fine fashion with the A-squad winning the Honda of Columbia Fall Classic held at the Mid-Carolina Club in Prosperity, S.C. on September 19. Hosted by Newberry, the scarlet and gray were able to field three teams with the B-squad finishing fifth and the C-squad tying for ninth.

Head coach Brian McCants' team broke several school records at the Honda of Columbia Fall Classic including the team low for 18 holes, twice, team low for 36 holes, and a new individual low 18- and 36-hole rounds. Sean Collard's (Gauteng, South Africa) individual low round of 66 would be tied two days later at the State-Farm Laker Invitational by Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.).

Stanley would also break Collard's record for a 36-hole low score by notching a 135 and taking home a second place finish. Newberry went on to win the State-Farm Laker Invitational by four strokes.

Newberry took home a 14th place finish at the 21-team Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Ga. on October 5-6.

Stay tuned to for an updated schedule for the men's golf spring season.

Golf World/Nike D-II Coaches' Poll
November 30

1.Barry University(13)398
2.University of North Alabama340
3.Georgia College & State University335
4.CSU-Chico State(1)311
5.Barton College302
6.Lynn University299
7.Western Washington University261
8.St. Edward's University214
9.University of Indianapolis207
10.Florida Southern College202
11.Belmont Abbey College198
12.Valdosta State University194
13.Nova Southeastern University(1)189
14.CU-Colorado Springs175
15.University of Central Missouri(1)162
16.Lander University136
17.Dallas Baptist University135
18.Dixie State University127
19.Abelene Christian University(1)118
21.Rollins College97
22.Ferris State University91
23.Newberry College90
24.Columbus State University82
25.Bellamine College78

Also receiving votes: West Florida, 67; Sonoma St., 66; CSU-Stanislaus, 65; Central Oklahoma, 63; Indiana U. (Pa.), 42; Wayne State, 37; Clayton St., 34; Grand Valley St., 33; St. Mary's (Texas), 26; Queens U., 22; CSU-San Bernardino, 21; Flagler, 21; Washburn, 20; Cameron, 18; Mt. Olive, 17; St. Martin's, 15; Grand Canyon, 13; Ohio Valley, 12; Arkansas Tech, 11; Carson-Newman, 11; Coker, 9; Lewis, 9; Armstrong Atlantic, 8; N.C.-Pembroke, 8; Missouri So., 7. St. Andrew's Presbyterian, 4; Pfeiffer, 3; UC-San Diego, 3; CSU-Monterey Bay, 2; Concord, 1.

First-place votes in parenthesis