College Men’s Golf News: Quakers Finish Season Ranked 11th In Latest Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. – Guilford College’s men’s golf team ranked 11th in the most recent NCAA Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The selections were made by Division III men’s golf coaches in the Golf Coaches’ Association of America.

The Quakers earned 259 points, which was 20 points behind 10th ranked Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Earning the top spot in the poll was reigning National Champion Illinois Wesleyan University with 450 points and all 18 first-place votes. Huntingdon College took the second spot with 426 points, while Emory University rounded out the top-three with 417 points.

Guilford finished fourth in the 18-team field at the Savannah Invitational at the Club at Savannah Harbor held March 9-10. The Quakers ended with a 14-under-par 850 that shattered the school’s 54-hole record by three strokes.

Senior James Mishoe captured his third college medalist title Tuesday with a 13-under par 203. That score broke the former standard of 204 set by former NCAA Division III Player of the Year Noah Ratner ’13 in 2011. He carded the fifth-best 18-hole score (66) in Monday’s first-round and followed with a 67 in Monday’s second round for Guilford’s second-lowest 36-hole total (137). Mishoe had 38 pars, 13 birdies, two bogeys, and an eagle in his 54 holes. He shot seven-under on the course’s four par-five holes.

Addison Manring posted the Quakers’ low second round with a four-under 68 that featured six birdies. He shot 212 (-4) over 54 holes and finished in a share of 16th place among individuals. Teammate Jack Lee shot 69 on March 10 and ended up one stroke behind Manring in 18th place at 213. Zachary Evens provided his team’s final score on the second day, a six-over 78, which left him in 73rd place at 226. Classmate Josh Allen came home in 68th place at 225 (71-75-79).

Coach Adam Crawford’s Quakers’ season was cut short with the cancellation of all spring sports due to the global COVID-19 outbreak.

Rank  University (First Place Votes)   Points 	Previous Ranking
1     Illinois Wesleyan (18)            450           1
2     Huntingdon                        426           3
3     Emory                             417           2
4     Carnegie Mellon                   372           8
5     Hampden-Sydney                    371           4
6     St. Thomas (MN)                   354           6
7     Claremont Mudd-Scripps            341           5
8     Methodist                         313          11
9     Gustavus Adolphus                 282           7
10    Wisconsin-Eau Claire              279          12
11    Guilford                          259          13
12    Southwestern (TX)                 245          16
13    NYU                               228           9
14    Wittenberg                        225          10
15    Babson                            178          15