Wolves ranked No. 16 in Nike/GolfWorld preseason coaches poll


Wolves ranked No. 16 in Nike/GolfWorld preseason coaches poll
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | by Newberry starts season at Mid-Carolina on Sept. 17

NEW YORK - The Newberry College men's golf team is ranked 16th nationally in Division II in the Nike/GolfWorld preseason coaches poll, released today.

An Elite Eight participant in the 2011 NCAA Division II National Tournament, the Wolves bring back a loaded lineup despite losing two of the program's all-time greats to graduation. South Atlantic Conference Golfer of the Year Matthew Campbell (Rome, N.Y.) returns for his senior season, as well as Chandler Gruenemeier (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Matthew Killen (Yorkshire, England), who each set the program record for lowest round at one point last season.

The Wolves begin their 2011-12 season on Saturday, Sept. 17, as Newberry hosts the annual Honda of Columbia Fall Classic at the Mid-Carolina Club in Prosperity. Newberry will field three teams, and UNC Pembroke and St. Andrews Presbyterian will each field two squads. Cape Fear CC, Catawba, Clayton State, Lander, Mars Hill, Southern Wesleyan, Tusculum and Wingate will also be at the tournament.

Nike/Golf World
Division II Preseason Coaches' Poll

Place Team Points
1. Abilene Christian (3) 382
2. Lynn (3) 376
3. Chico State (1) 370
4. Barry (2) 368
5. Central Oklahoma (3) 342
6. CSU Monterey Bay (6) 332
7. West Florida 316
8. Western Washington 367
9. North Alabama 259
10. Central Missouri 256
11. Barton 254
12. Sonoma State 248
13. Columbus State 210
14. Georgia College 202
15. Nova Southeastern 185
16. NEWBERRY 177
17. CSU-Stanislaus 172
18. USC Aiken 146
19. Armstrong Atlantic 118
  Fort Lewis 118
21. Florida Southern 116
22. Hawai'i-Hilo 92
23. Flagler 89
24. Indianapolis 66
25. Colorado-Colorado Springs 60
  Grand Canyon 60