Greensboro, N.C. — Guilford College’s men’s golf team moved up five places in the season’s third Division III Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll released Thursday. Huntingdon College, which rallied past Guilford to win the Greensboro Invitational Sept. 30, jumped from fifth to first place in the poll thanks to five first-place votes and a 30-1 fall record. Methodist University retained second place in the poll, while defending national champion St. John’s (Minn.) University slipped from first to third despite four first-place votes. Oglethorpe University maintained fourth place, followed Illinois Wesleyan University, which also jumped five places.
Guilford has finished second and third in its first two fall tournaments. The Quakers’ most recent team performance was a third-place finish at the Greensboro Invitational at Bryan Park. Earlier this week, five Guilford students competed in the inaugural Duke Coca-Cola Individual Collegiate in Durham. Junior Peter Latimer (Markinch Fife, England/Madras) leads the team with a 74.88 stroke average through eight rounds. Classmate Brian Creghan (Radnor, Pa./Conestoga) is one shot behind him with a 75.00 scoring average, followed by rookie Dusty Roberts (Reidsville, N.C./Rockingham County) at 75.13.
Guilford returns to action Monday as it travels to Oakwood, Ga., for the 36-hole Oglethorpe Invitational at the Royal Lakes Golf Club.
Oct. 15 Golf World/Nike Division III Coaches’ Poll
Rank School (First-place votes) Points Last
1 Huntingdon (5) 309 5
2 Methodist (2) 304 2
3 St. John’s (Minn.) (4) 280 1
4 Oglethorpe 275 4
6 Illinois Wesleyan (1) 249 10
6 Guilford 242 11
7 Skidmore 238 6
8 Redlands 220 3
9 Ohio Wesleyan (1) 201 8
10 Texas-Tyler 192 12