Mocs Ranked in Top 10 of National Polls
LAKELAND – Coming off of back to back top five finishes in its first two tournaments, the Florida Southern Women’s Golf program has been nationally ranked among all NCAA Division II programs in the first regular season national rankings of the year.
The Mocs, who were ranked No. 2 in the preseason poll, opened up the regular season rankings in the sixth spot in the Golf World/WGCA Coaches’ Poll after posting a fifth place finish at the rain shortened NCAA Division II Fall Preview to open the season and a second place finish at the Lady Falcon Invitational. Both tournaments were played at the LPGA International Legends Golf Course in Daytona Beach.
FSC is one of seven Sunshine State Conference institutions that are ranked in the Top 25 poll, with five being tanked in the Top 10. Nova Southeastern received all 19 first-place votes to be ranked No. 1. Lynn, Barry and Rollins are all clumped right ahead of the Moccasins in the third through fifth spots respectively. Saint Leo is right outside the Top 10 in the No. 11 spot and Florida Tech rounds out the SSC ranked schools in the 14th spot.
In the Golf Stat rankings, the Mocs are ranked seventh. Golf Stat is a website that takes statistics from all golf programs and tournaments in the country and ranks the golf programs based on their statistical performance. The Mocs are one of six SSC programs ranked in the Top 10 statistically in the nation.
Senior Megan Kiley (Leo, Ind.) has paced the women’s golf team with two top-three finishes. Her highest finish, a second place finish, came at the Lady Falcon Invitational where she finished the tournament tied for first which forced a sudden death playoff. Kiley ended up losing in the first hole of the playoff, giving her the second place finish.
The women will start back play this Monday in the two-day, 36-hole Guy Harvey Invitational hosted by Nova Southeastern University and held at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.