College Men’s Golf News – Guilford Fourth in Latest Golf World/Nike Poll

Posted by Press Release on December 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford College’s men’s golf team holds fourth place in the fourth and final Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Coaches’ Poll of the fall season released Wednesday. The rankings were made by members of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and included tournaments through December 1. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges passed Wittenberg College for the top spot with 382 points. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps earned 10 first-place votes, while Wittenberg received two first-place nods and 362 points. Oglethorpe University rounds out the top three, receiving one first-place vote and 347 points. Guilford collected 315 points, five better than fifth-place St. John Fisher College.

The Quakers had a solid fall campaign with four top-five finishes in as many tournaments. Guilford placed second at the season-opening Tournament Town Preview at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro Sept. 22-23 and was runner up in the Jensen-O’Briant Memorial Oct. 28-29 at the Sedgefield Country Club-Dye Course. Both tournaments featured 18 teams, many of which are ranked in this poll.

Junior Nick Shedd owns the team’s low scoring average (73.75) thanks to a first-place finish at the Jensen-O’Briant Memorial, which earned him the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Golfer of the Week Award. Freshman Tanner Gross (Archdale, N.C./Homeschool), a two-time winner of the league’s weekly honor, is close behind Shedd with a 73.80 average over 10 rounds. Classmate Brad White averaged 74.60 over the first five rounds of his college career, which stands third on the team.

Fourth-year head coach Corey Maggard’s squad is ranked fourth in the final fall 2013 Division III Relative Rankings. The Quakers open the spring portion of their schedule Feb. 24-25 at the Pine Needles Intercollegiate in Southern Pines, N.C.

Dec. 9 Golf World/Nike Division III Coaches’ Poll

      School (First-place votes)    Points     Last Year
   1. Claremont-Mudd Scripps (10)    382       T-1
   2. Wittenberg (2)                 362       T-1
   3. Oglethorpe (1)                 347       11
   4. Guilford                       315        4
   5. St. John Fisher (1)            310        5
   6. Redlands                       282       12            
   7. LaGrange (1)                   278       13            
   8. Illinois Wesleyan              274        3
   9. La Verne (1)                   273        8
  10. Methodist                      261        6
  11. Transylvania                   246        7
  12. Texas-Tyler                    212        9
  13. Greensboro                     191       14
  14. Rhodes                         178       10
  15. California Lutheran            169       16

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