Newberry ranked fifth in Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll

Newberry ranked fifth in Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll
Friday, November 17, 2017 | by Janay Boone, Athletic Communications Assistant

NORMAN, Okla. - With successful finishes at the Matt Dyas Invitational and the McDonough Cup, Newberry lands at the fifth spot in the latest Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll.

The Wolves are also ranked ninth nationally in the Golfstat relative rankings. Four Wolves received a spot in the Golfstat player rankings, with Harry Bolton (No. 15), Spencer Skiff (No. 43), and Carlos Leandro (No.89) placing among the nation's elite.

Harry Bolton claimed the second place spot at the Matt Dyas Invitational. Bolton went three shots under par. His round included three birdies as he finished with a one-over 73, two shots off the pace set by West Georgia’s Samuel Jones.

He rounded out the week by finishing at 72 in the final round of the McDonough Cup to take sole possession of second place. Bolten ended the competition under par, one of three players to do so. Bolton tallied four birdies during the final round and notched his third top-five ranking this season.

Skiff had a 15th-place finish at two strokes over par. Skiff was one-under for the day at the Matt Dyas Invitational with three birdies to improve by four shots over his first-round score. At the McDonough Cup, he finished in fourth place, scoring four over par at 76 in the final round.

At the Matt Dyas Invitational, Leandro was five over par, to land in the 34th positions on the leaderboard. He came in a six-way tie for 27th with a third-round score of 76 and 78 at the McDonough Cup.

West Florida retained the top spot in the final fall Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll with 18 first place votes. The Argonauts have been ranked No. 1 for three straight polls. Florida Southern and Lynn swapped Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Nova Southeastern stood pat at No. 4. Florida Tech. The Wolves tied at fifth with 338 points.

The first spring poll will be released February 16. The Wolves look to continue their record-setting season in the spring at the Newberry Invitational at The Ocean on Feb.19-20.