NORMAN, Okla. – Newberry transitions to the eighth spot in the latest Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll released on Mar. 9.
The Wolves are also ranked eleventh in the Golfstat relative rankings. Three of Newberry’s golfers have carved their names into the Golfstat player NCAA Division II rankings in Spencer Skiff (No. 34), Harry Bolton (No. 51), and Carlos Leandro (No. 57).
The Spring schedule has been kind to Newberry as they’ve placed in the Top five at the Newberry Invitational and Bash at the Beach. Round One at Kiawah saw the Wolves come in fourth over the nineteen competitors and third the following day.
Their recent performance in the Bash at the Beach Collegiate Invitational allowed them to sweep the tournament against DI and DII competition. The Wolves placed first on both days, with Leandro leading the way and ultimately tying for first place.
Newberry is currently competing in The Southeastern hosted by Valdosta State in Valdosta, Ga. The tournament will conclude on Mar. 13.
West Florida, Florida Southern, and Nova Southeastern continue their reign in the Top three respectively. Barry, who received one first-place vote, leapt from sixth to No. 4. while Florida Tech maintained the No. 5 spot in the poll to round out the Top five. Lynn and Columbus State are the two teams above Newberry.
Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll - March 9
|Rank||University (First-Place Votes)||Points||Prev.|
|1||West Florida (12)||418||1|
|2||Florida Southern (4)||411||2|
|11||CSU Monterey Bay||232||8|
|18||Texas A&M Commerce||115||14|
|T22||Grand Valley State||57||NR|
|25||CSU San Marcos||55||NR|
Dropped From Rankings: Central Missouri (#22), Coker (#25), and Simon Fraser (T#16)
Others Receiving Votes: Central Missouri, 48; Simon Fraser, 45; Oklahoma Christian, 41; Coker, 34; Valdosta State, 29; California Baptist, 19; Young Harris, 16; Missouri-St. Louis, 13; Clayton State, 8; North Greenville, 8; St. Mary’s (TX), 8; Sonoma State, 7; Belmont Abbey, 6; Barton, 5; Harding, 5; Flagler, 4; Georgia Southwestern State, 4; Henderson State, 4; Queens U. of Charlotte, 3; Catawba, 1; King, 1; North Alabama, 1; St. Edward’s, 1; Wayne State (MI), 1