GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford College’s men’s golf team is ranked fifth in the latest NCAA Division III Golf World/Nike Golf and Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Coaches’ Poll, released Wednesday. Defending NCAA Division III champion Oglethorpe University took first place thanks to 15-of-16 first-place votes. The Stormy Petrels won the season-opening BCS Southern Shootout. Methodist University ranks second, Followed by the University of Redlands in third. Transylvania University earned the remaining first-place vote and sits in fourth place, three points behind Redlands.
Guilford is also ranked 18th in the latest Golfstat.com Head-to-Head Ratings.
The Quakers opened their season earlier this week with a sixth-place finish at the Gordin Classic in Columbus, Ohio. Sophomore Nick Shedd led coach Corey Maggard’s team with a 54-hole score of 218 that ranked ninth among 60 competitors. Senior Noah Ratner, the defending GCAA Division III Player of the Year, had the Quakers’ second-best score (223) that shared 16th place.
The Quakers return to action this Saturday and Sunday (10/6-7) at the Ted Keller Memorial in Glen Allen, Va.
Oct. 8 Golf World/Nike Division III Coaches' Poll School (First-place votes) Points Last 1. Oglethorpe (15) 398 1 2. Methodist 372 2 3. Redlands 321 4 4. Transylvania (1) 318 3 5. Guilford 286 T-5 6. UT-Tyler 265 T-5 7. Wittenberg 259 12 8. St. John Fisher 254 T-7 9. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 232 T-7 10. Illinois Wesleyan 224 T-7 11. Greensboro 217 10