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2016-17 Florida Southern Men's Golf News

  • 68 by John VanDerLaan Gives Moccasin Junior Runner-Up Finish at SSC Men’s Golf Championships; Florida Southern Places Fifth Overall
    April 25, 2017
    MELBOURNE – A 68 in the final round Tuesday gave junior John VanDerLaan a runner-up finish at the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championships, while 4th-ranked Florida Southern had a team score of 295 to place fifth as a team. Barry won the league title with a 14-under par 850, putting the 2nd-ranked Buccaneers six shots ahead of second-place and 25th-ranked Saint Leo.
  • Florida Southern Tied for Third as a Team, Coultas and John VanDerLaan Tied for Third as Individuals at SSC Men’s Golf Championships
    April 24, 2017
    MELBOURNE – With matching scores for the second day in a row, and matching eagles on the same hole Monday, John VanDerLaan and John Coultas each shot an even-par 72 as 4th-ranked Florida Southern ended the second round tied for third place at Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championships.
  • Hot Start by Anderson Puts Florida Southern in a Tie for Second After First Round of SSC Men's Golf Championships
    April 23, 2017
    MELBOURNE – Christian Anderson got Florida Southern off to a roaring start Sunday morning with four straight birdies on his way to an opening-round 69, John VanDerLaan and John Coultas each shot a two-under par 70, and Michael VanDerLaan added a 72 to give the 4th-ranked Moccasins a team score of 281 to start the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championships.
  • Battle-Tested Moccasins Ready for 2017 SSC Men’s Golf Championships
    April 22, 2017
    The Florida Southern men’s golf team begins postseason play this weekend at the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championships at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, with Florida Tech serving as host for the 3-day tournament. It’s the third time the SSC Championships have been held at Duran with the first two coming back-to-back in 2007 and 2008. It will also be the Moccasins’ second visit to Duran this year, with their first resulting in a win at the Panther Invitational in early March.
  • Moccasin Men's Golf Team Ranked No. 4 in Final Regular Season National Poll
    April 21, 2017
    NORMAN, OK – In the final regular season Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, the Florida Southern men’s golf team remained No. 4 in the national rankings, marking the ninth time in as many polls during the 2016-17 season the Moccasins have been in the top-5.
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  • Moccasins Honor Student-Athletes at Annual Banquet
    April 18, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College recognized its student-athletes, coaches, and athletic department staff at its annual Athletic Academic Awards Banquet on Tuesday night. More than 500 student-athletes, coaches, staff, and invited guests attended the event at Jenkins Field House.
  • Another Top-Five Finish for John VanDerLaan as Moccasins Wrap Up Regular Season in The Battle at the Shores
    April 04, 2017
    MIAMI BEACH, FL – Junior John VanDerLaan added another top-five finish to his résumé after shooting a final-round 73, and sophomore Christian Anderson posted a matching score Tuesday as 4th-ranked Florida Southern closed out the regular season with an eighth-place finish in The Battle at the Shores hosted by 3rd-ranked Barry University.
  • Brothers VanDerLaan Help Moccasins Stand Sixth After Two Rounds of The Battle at the Shores
    April 03, 2017
    MIAMI BEACH, FL – Junior John VanDerLaan was the only golfer in the field Monday to have two rounds in the 60s and held the lead for most of the day. Only a tournament record 11-under par by Nova Southeastern’s Juan Jose Guerra in the second round kept VanDerLaan from finishing the day there. With VanDerLaan now in second place individually, and still four strokes ahead of everyone but Guerra, 4th-ranked Florida Southern ended day one of The Battle at the Shores sixth out of 16 teams competing.
  • Florida Southern Remains in Top Five of March 31 Men's Golf National Poll
    March 31, 2017
    NORMAN, OK – The Florida Southern men’s golf team remains in the top five of the new Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll that was announced on Friday, March 31. In fact, all of the top five from the previous poll on March 10 are still in the top five, with the University of West Florida and Lynn University still holding the top two positions.
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  • Pair of 72s by Anderson and John VanDerLaan Lead Florida Southern in Final Round of Bobcat Invitational as Moccasins Finish Sixth
    March 21, 2017
    EATONTON, GA – With junior John VanDerLaan shooting his second 72 of the tournament, and sophomore Christian Anderson turning in a matching score on Tuesday, 3rd-ranked Florida Southern had a final round 297 to finish the Bobcat Invitational in sixth place out of 17 teams competing.
  • Day One of Bobcat Invitational Ends With Florida Southern Tied for Fifth
    March 20, 2017
    EATONTON, GA – With junior John VanDerLaan and sophomore Christian Anderson both in the individual top-20, and a 4-stroke jump by sophomore Michael VanDerLaan in the second round, the 3rd-ranked Florida Southern men’s golf team finished the first day of the Bobcat Invitational in a 3-way tie for fifth out of 17 schools.
  • Coultas Selected to Represent the United States in 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup
    March 16, 2017
    ORLANDO, FL – Florida Southern junior John Coultas has been selected to play in the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup representing the United States in the annual Ryder Cup-style competition that will be played June 9-11 at Atlanta Athletic Club. The Arnold Palmer Cup matches 10 of the best college golfers from the U.S. against 10 of the best from Europe.
  • Coultas and John VanDerLaan Have Top-Five Finishes as Moccasins Finish Fifth at Southeastern Collegiate
    March 14, 2017
    VALDOSTA, GA – Led by a one-under par 71 from junior John Coultas, and an even-par 72 from freshman Chase Ibbotson, 3rd-ranked Florida Southern closed out the Southeastern Collegiate with a 295 that kept the Moccasins in fifth place in the 18-team field that featured eight out of the top-10 from the most recent Bushnell national poll.
  • John VanDerLaan Wins SSC Golfer-of-the-Week for Second Time This Season
    March 13, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL – For the second time this season, Florida Southern’s John VanDerLaan has been selected as the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golfer-of-the-Week. The junior from Southbury, Connecticut earned this week’s award after winning the Panther Invitational hosted by Florida Tech.
  • Florida Southern Still in the Top Five at Southeastern Collegiate, John VanDerLaan Still Second After Round Two
    March 13, 2017
    VALDOSTA, GA – Sophomore Christian Anderson got off to a fast Monday morning, junior John Coultas played a steady round of golf all through the day, and junior John VanDerLaan held on to his spot near the top of the individual leader board as 3rd-ranked Florida Southern finished round two of the Southeastern Collegiate in a tie for fifth place.
  • 65 by John VanDerLaan Has Florida Southern Fourth After One Round of Southeastern Collegiate
    March 12, 2017
    VALDOSTA, GA – Junior John VanDerLaan had an opening-round 65 on Sunday, a score that would normally put a golfer in the lead, but with the type of field he and the Moccasins are facing at this year’s Southeastern Collegiate, it was only good for second. That 65, however, was still enough to carry 3rd-ranked Florida Southern to fourth place at the end of the day, with the Moccasins trailing first-place Florida Tech by 11 shots.
  • Moccasin Men's Golf Team Moves Back to No. 3 in March 10 National Poll
    March 10, 2017
    NORMAN, Okla. – Following its win at the Panther Invitational hosted by Florida Tech earlier in the week, the Florida Southern men’s golf team has moved up one spot in the March 10 Bushnell Coaches Poll. That puts the Moccasins back where they were the spring semester started as they head to Georgia this weekend for the Southeastern Collegiate hosted by Valdosta State.
  • John VanDerLaan Propels Moccasins to Team Title at Panther Invitational With First-Place Finish of His Own
    March 07, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL – One day after Christian Anderson’s second-round 69 helped put 4th-ranked Florida Southern in the lead, junior John VanDerLaan went even lower to keep the Moccasins at the top of the standings and send them on to their second tournament title of the season. His four-under par 68 gave the Mocs a three-shot win over No. 2 Lynn and host No. 12 Florida Tech, while VanDerLaan himself won medalist honors for the third time in his career.
  • Anderson's Second-Round 69 Helps Give Florida Southern Sole Possession of First on Day One of Panther Invitational
    March 06, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL – Forced to sit out the first tournament of the spring, the Matlock Classic in mid-February, sophomore Christian Anderson returned to the lineup Monday in the second tournament and helped carry Florida Southern into the lead after two rounds of the Panther Invitational at Duran Golf Club. Anderson’s second-round 69 and a pair of 72s from junior John VanDerLaan had the 4th-ranked Moccasins in the lead by five shots over No. 2 Lynn.
  • Coultas Wins Third SSC Weekly Award of the Season
    February 20, 2017
    MELBOURNE, Fla. – After winning the 2017 Matlock Collegiate Classic with a near-record score, Florida Southern’s John Coultas has been selected as the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golfer-of-the-Week for February 20. The junior from Valrico, Florida shot a 14-under par 202 to head a field of 75 golfers in the Moccasins’ first tournament of the spring.
  • First National Poll of the Spring Has Moccasin Men's Golf Team Ranked No. 4
    February 17, 2017
    NORMAN, Okla. – The first Division II men’s golf national poll of the spring has been announced and the Florida Southern Moccasins are now No. 4 in the February 17 Bushnell Coaches Poll. The Moccasins remain one of four Sunshine State Conference teams ranked in the top five, and all five of those teams recently played and finished in the top five of the Matlock Collegiate Classic.
  • Coultas Claims Matlock Individual Title, VanDerLaan Ties Single Round Scoring Record, and Mocs' Strong Finish Puts Them Fifth Behind West Florida’s Record-Breaking Score
    February 14, 2017
    LAKELAND – What a day it was for the Florida Southern Moccasins and West Florida Argonauts in the final round of the 2017 Matlock Collegiate Classic. Florida Southern’s John Coultas came from behind to win the individual title with a near-record score of 14-under par 202, teammate John VanDerLaan tied a tournament record with a 64 on Tuesday, and top-ranked West Florida blew past the previous team scoring record to finish the Matlock at 34-under par with a winning margin of 18 shots over No. 5 Nova Southeastern.
  • Moccasins Come Back in Round Two While Two Teams Chase Tournament Scoring Record on Day One of Matlock Classic
    February 13, 2017
    LAKELAND – The day did not start well for Florida Southern head men’s golf coach Doug Gordin, but it got a little bit better by the end of play Monday at the 36th annual Matlock Collegiate Classic. Down one golfer before they could even get started, the Moccasins fought back in the afternoon’s second round with a two-under par 286 that left them in seventh place, while top-ranked West Florida and No. 5 Nova Southeastern pulled ahead with record-breaking scores that had them in the top two positions in the 15-team field.
  • Loaded Field Features the Best of the Best at This Year's Matlock Collegiate Classic
    February 08, 2017
    LAKELAND – There will be no easing back into the schedule for the Florida Southern men’s golf team as the Moccasins return to competition this week in the 36th annual Matlock Collegiate Classic. Hosted by Florida Southern every year since 1982, the tournament typically draws the best Division II teams in the country, and this year’s field may be the strongest yet. A total of 15 teams will be competing Monday and Tuesday at Lone Palm Golf Club in Lakeland, with two rounds the first day and one the second. Both days will have 8:30 a.m. shotgun starts.
  • FSC Student-Athletes Partner with Soles 4 Souls
    February 03, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Attention anyone with a closet! Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.
  • Final Poll of the Fall Has Florida Southern Men's Golf Team Ranked No. 3
    November 18, 2016
    NORMAN, Okla. – With the fall portion of the schedule now complete, the Florida Southern men’s golf will head into the spring semester ranked No. 3 in the country according to the Bushnell Division II Coaches Poll released on Friday, November 18. The Moccasins trail only West Florida and Lynn in the final fall rankings, which had five schools from the Sunshine State Conference among the top seven.
  • Men's Golf Team Signs Durant High School's Jacob Penny
    November 15, 2016
    LAKELAND - Florida Southern men’s golf coach Doug Gordin has announced the signing of incoming freshman Jacob Penny, who will join the Moccasins from nearby Durant High School.
  • Coultas Concludes Play at College All-America Golf Classic
    November 13, 2016
    EL PASO, Texas – Florida Southern junior John Coultas concluded play in the 2016 College All-America Golf Classic Sunday afternoon by shooting a final-round 76 to finish the 3-round event with a total score of seven-over par 220.
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