Wolves No. 20 in Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll

Wolves No. 20 in Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll
Friday, October 1, 2010 | by Newberry has three top-5 placements in the fall season

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Newberry College men's golf program is ranked No. 20 in Thursday's release of the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll.

The Wolves accumulated 86 points and are seven points behind No. 19 University of Indianapolis. According to the poll, Florida Southern College is the No. 1 team in the country with 326 points and eight first place votes. Barry University is No. 2 with 315 points while the University of North Alabama is No. 3 with 306 points and four first place votes.

Georgia College and State University and Nova Southeastern University round out the top-5 with 290 and 268 points respectively.

Newberry kicked off the 2010-11 season with two tournament victories. On September 10-11, the Wolves topped a field of Division I opponents at The Rutgers University Invitational.

A week later on September 18, the scarlet and gray hosted the Honda of Columbia Fall Classic winning the team and individual tournament titles. Junior Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) shot a 140 (71-69; -4) and defeated senior teammate Ben Lown (North Augusta, S.C.) in a one hole playoff.

The Wolves also finished fourth at the Laker Collegiate Invitational in Hampton, Ga. on September 20-21. Newberry's B-squad took fourth place at the Tusculum Fall Classic on September 27-28.

The final tournament of the fall season, The Southeast Region Preview, takes place on October 17-19 in Clemmons, N.C.

Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll
September 30, 2010

RankTeamFirst Place VotesPoints
1.Florida Southern College(8)326
2.Barry University315
3.University of North Alabama(4)306
4.Georgia College and State University(1)290
5.Nova Southeastern University268
6.Lynn University240
7.University of West Florida226
8.CSU-Chico State216
9.Barton College215
10.Abilene Christian University202
11.University of Central Missouri194
12.University of Central Oklahoma(1)183
13.Sonoma State University177
15.Lander University140
16.CU-Colorado Springs(1)136
17.Columbus State University102
18.CSU-Monterey Bay98
19.University of Indianapolis93
20.Newberry College86
21.St. Edward's University81
22.Armstrong Atlantic State University78
23.Midwestern State University72
24.Flagler College65
Western Washington University65

Others Receiving Votes: Valdosta State, 59; USC-Aiken, 40; Grand Canyon, 37; Cameron, 35; Ferris State, 35; Rollins, 31; Dallas Baptist, 28; Saint Leo, 26; Drury, 25; Grand Valley State, 25; Queens University of Charlotte, 25; Northeastern State, 24; St. Mary's (TX), 22; Belmont Abbey, 18; Saginaw Valley State, 11; Catawba, 10; Fort Lewis, 9; Coker, 8; North Carolina-Pembroke, 8; Bellarmine, 7; Delta State, 7; CSU-San Bernardino, 6; Georgia Southwestern State, 6; Missouri-St. Louis, 6; Northern Kentucky, 5; Clayton State, 4; Newman, 4; Western New Mexico, 4; Carson-Newman, 3; Dixie State, 3; Clarion, 1; Washburn, 1.

Dropped From Ranking: Belmont Abbey (#17), Ferris State (#18), Queens University of Charlotte (#24), USC-Aiken (#23), Valdosta State (#25)