Men's Golf

 
April 25, 2012

Golfers Receive Votes in Latest GolfWorld/NikeGolf Coaches Poll

NEW YORK – After finishing the season in fifth place at the 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships on Tuesday, the Bridgewater Eagles golfers received votes in the most recent GolfWorld/NikeGolf Division III Coaches Poll released on Wednesday morning.

Bridgewater's seven votes puts the Eagles in the other team's receiving votes category.

Senior Travis Gahman carded a two-over, 74, on the final round of play at the conference championships as the Eagles fell from third to fifth place on the final day of competition at the Bay Creek Resort and Club's Palmer Course.

Bridgewater's team victory at the McDaniel Spring Shootout was included in the most recent survey of the nation's coaches.

With five victories this season, Methodist maintained its No. 1 ranking in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf men's Division III coaches' poll. The Monarchs earned 16 of the 17 available first-place votes as they prepare to compete in the NCAA postseason.

Rising to No. 2 in the poll is Oglethorpe, thanks to three straight runner-up performances after beginning the spring campaign with a victory at the Wynlakes Wynter Nationals.

Rounding out the top five are Guilford, which earned the remaining first-place vote, UT-Tyler and Redlands.

LaVerne, jumping from No. 13 to No. 10, is the lone new program in the top 10. New to the top 25 is No. 24 Nebraska Wesleyan.

The Eagles wrapped up the season on Tuesday afternoon with its fifth-place finish. 

 

Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll
April 30, 2012 Issue
Division III

Rank

Team

Points

Previous

1.

Methodist (16)

424

1

2.

Oglethorpe

366

6

3.

Guilford (1)

363

2

4.

UT-Tyler

350

5

5.

Redlands

338

4

6.

Illinois Wesleyan

323

3

7.

Transylvania

310

8

8.

Greensboro

289

9

9.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

283

7

10.

LaVerne

253

13

11.

Emory

237

10

12.

Saint John's (Minn.)

228

11

13.

California Lutheran

220

12

14.

La Grange

181

15

15.

St. John Fisher

165

16

16.

Christopher Newport

155

14

17.

Skidmore

137

18

18.

Huntingdon

135

17

19.

Gustavus Adolphus

103

19

20.

Wittenberg

95

21

21.

Rhodes

68

22

22.

Concordia College (Minn.)

62

25

23.

Centre

57

20

24.

Nebraska Wesleyan

49

NR

25.

Hampden-Sydney

48

24

 

Otterbein

48

23