NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Newberry College men's golf program moved up two spots to No. 18 in the latest release of the Golf World/Nike Coaches' Poll as released by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) last week.
The Wolves accumulated 156 points to crack to the top-20 for the second consecutive poll release. The University of North Alabama is the No. 1 men's golf program in the country according to the poll. Amassing 410 points and three first place votes, the Lions jumped two spots while CSU-Chico State tallied 398 points and eight first place votes for the No. 2 ranking.
Lynn University holds No. 3 with 366 points and two first place votes and Western Washington University jumped from No. 24 to No. 4 with 346 points and three first place votes. Abilene Christian University rounds out the top-5 with 311 points.
Newberry competed in four tournaments during the fall schedule and picked up top-5 placements in each event, including three tournament victories. The Wolves started the season with a win at the Division I, 54-hole Rutgers Invitational on September 10-11.
Picking up another victory at the Honda of Columbia Fall Classic, hosted by Newberry in Prosperity, S.C., the Wolves then took fourth at the Laker Collegiate Invitational on September 20-21.
Finishing the season strongly, Newberry claimed a third tournament team championship at the Will Wilson Southeast Regional Preview in Clemmons, N.C. In addition to the victory, Wolves' senior Daniel Stanley (Inman, S.C.) was the individual champion.
Individually, Newberry combined for seven medalist honors and 14 top-10 placements during the fall and two individual tournament champions.
Follow www.NewberryWolves.com for information coming soon about the Newberry men's golf spring schedule and season.
Golf World/Nike Coaches' Poll (October 28, 2010)
NCAA Men's Division II
|Rank||Team||First Place Votes||Points|
|1.||University of North Alabama||(3)||410|
|4.||Western Washington University||(3)||346|
|5.||Abilene Christian University||311|
|6.||Columbus State University||283|
|7.||University of Central Oklahoma||(1)||275|
|8.||University of West Florida||258|
|9.||Valdosta State University||243|
|11.||Georgia College and State University||235|
|14.||Sonoma State University||211|
|15.||Nova Southeastern University||195|
|16.||University of Indianapolis||183|
|19.||Florida Southern College||(1)||137|
|20.||Armstrong Atlantic State University||107|
|21.||University of Central Missouri||106|
|22.||Delta State University||85|
|25.||Grand Canyon University||63|
Others Receiving Votes: Drury, 58; Queens University of Charlotte, 58; Flagler, 35; USC-Aiken, 21; Coker, 19; Dixie State, 19; St. Edward's, 19; Midwestern State, 17; Fort Lewis, 15; St. Mary's (TX), 15; Wayne State (MI), 15; Ferris State, 14; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 13; North Carolina-Pembroke, 12; Northeastern State, 12; Belmont Abbey, 11; Cameron, 11; Carson-Newman, 10; Wilmington, 10; Missouri-St. Louis, 9; Colorado State-Pueblo, 8; Missouri Southern, 7; Newman, 7; Washburn, 7; Dallas Baptist, 6; Bellarmine, 5; St. Martin's, 5; Wingate, 5; Rollins, 4; Hawaii-Hilo, 3; Lincoln, 3; Western New Mexico, 3; Northern Kentucky, 2; Eckerd, 1.