Guilford up four spots in the Nike/Golf World poll

Posted by Andy Durham on October 14, 2009 at 5:32 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GUILFORD GOLFERS RANKED FOURTH IN SECOND COACHES’ POLL

Greensboro, N.C. –Guilford College’s men’s golf team moved up five spots into fourth place in the second Division III Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll released Wednesday. The new number one team in the poll is Methodist University, which earned 11 out of the 15 first-place votes. Huntingdon College ranks second with one first-place vote. Defending NCAA Division III champion Oglethorpe University fell two spots to third in the poll and received three first-place votes. Skidmore College rounds out the top five.

Senior Peter Latimer (Markinch Fife, Scotland/Madras) owns the Quakers’ lowest stroke average with a 73.25 over eight rounds. He is followed closely by classmate Brian Creghan (Radnor, Pa./Conestoga) (73.38) and freshman Noah Ratner (Asheville, N.C./Asheville) (73.63).

The Quakers came in fourth in the 12-team Davidson College Invitational Monday and Tuesday. Ratner had the team’s best individual performance, tying for fourth with a 222 total. Creghan had the low round for the Quakers with a career-low 69 in Tuesday’s final round.

Jack Jensen’s Quakers return to action next Monday and Tuesday (10/19-20) at the Oglethorpe Invitational in Oakwood, Ga. Guilford concludes the fall season by hosting the 31st annual Tom and Bettie O’Briant Memorial, which typically features 10-12 nationally ranked Division III teams.

Oct. 14 Golf World/Nike Division III Coaches’ Poll

Rank School (First-place votes) Points Last

1 Methodist (11) 368 3

2 Huntingdon (1) 349 2

3 Oglethorpe (3) 324 1

4 Guilford 273 9

5 Skidmore 266 7

6 LaVerne 250 4

7 Saint John’s (Minn.) 239 6

8 Greensboro 224 16

9 Rhodes 212 11

10 Texas-Tyler 191 5

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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