College Golf News – Guilford Men Ranked 14th in Latest GCAA Poll

Posted by Press Release on September 30, 2013 at 3:23 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford College’s men’s golf team dropped one spot to 14th in the second Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Coaches’ Poll of the fall 2013 season released today. The rankings were made by members of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and included tournaments through Sept 17. Methodist University moved into the top spot with 368 points and six first-place votes. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges secured second, claiming 322 points and three first-place nods. Emory University and the University of Texas-Tyler round out the top four.

The Quakers tied for second with Wittenberg University last week at the Tournament Town Championship Preview at Grandover Resort. Only Illinois Wesleyan University, ranked seventh in the new rankings, finished ahead of Guilford. Quakers’ rookie Tanner Gross finished three strokes out of first in a share of fifth place with a three-over-par 73-74-147. Travis Tolbert had the Quakers’ second-best finish (T16) after shooting 75-75-150.

Fourth-year head coach Corey Maggard’s squad is ranked second in the Sept. 25 Golfstat.com Division III Head-to-Head Ratings. The Quakers are playing in the Gordin Collegiate Classic in Columbus, Ohio, Monday and Tuesday.

Sept. 30 Golf World/Nike Division III Coaches’ Poll

School (First-place votes)      Points    Last
1. Methodist (6)                 368       3
2. Claremont-Mudd Scripps (3)    322       5
3. Emory (1)                     299       7
4. UT-Tyler (1)                  291       8
5. La Verne                      284       9
6. Transylvania                  280       1
7. Illinois Wesleyan             279       6
   Oglethorpe (1)                279       2
9. Wittenberg                    273      11
10. St. John’s (Minn.)           259       4
11. Rhodes (4)                   241      NR           
12. Gustavus Adolphus            206      10            
13. St. John Fisher              186      12
14. Guilford                     185      13
15. Redlands                     155      15

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