Men's Golf Nationally Ranked by Golf World and Golfstat
LAKELAND – The Florida Southern Men’s Golf program enters its third tournament this upcoming week ranked No. 17 nationally in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches’ Poll and seventh in the most recent Golf Stat rankings.
The Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll, which is constructed by combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and Golf Coaches Association of America, does not take the Mocs win at the AFLAC/Cougar Invitational from this past week into account. The voting for the poll closed before the tournament took place. At the tournament, the Mocs took home the team title by four shots over host Columbus State as FSC shot 863 for 54 holes.
FSC is one of four teams from the Sunshine State Conference ranked in the coaches’ poll. Barry and Nova Southeastern hold down the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, while Lynn is ranked ninth. Florida Tech, Saint Leo, and Eckerd all received votes in the latest poll, as well.
The Mocs opened up the season finishing sixth out of 16 teams at The McLaughlin hosted by St. John’s University at the historic Bethpage State Park Golf Red Course. At the tournament, FSC was the highest finishing Division II school and the program beat notable Division I schools such as Princeton, Harvard, Marquette and Columbia.
At the AFLAC/Cougar Invitational, the Mocs were led by junior Tim Crouch (Mt. Vernon, Ohio), who fired a 211 for 54 to finish in second place and help his team to its first tournament victory since taking home the 2010 NCAA Division II National Championship.
In the Golf Stat rankings, the Mocs are ranked sixth. The rankings for Golf Stat includes FSC’s win at the Cougar Invitational. 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 three SSC programs ranked in the Top 10 statistically in the nation.
The Mocs will start back play this Monday as they will compete in the two-day, 54-hole Guy Harvey Invitational hosted by Nova Southeastern University and held at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.