John Coultas Claims Second SSC Weekly Honor of the Fall October 10, 2016 For the second time this year, Florida Southern junior John Coultas has been selected as the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golfer-of-the-Week. It also marks the second straight SSC weekly award for Coultas and the third in three opportunities for the Moccasins as a team this fall.
Coultas Edges VanDerLaan in Playoff at Division II National Preview; Moccasins Finish Second as a Team October 4, 2016 REUNION, Fla. – John Coultas made it two wins in a row Tuesday but had to defeat teammate John VanDerLaan in a playoff before he could lift the trophy; and though Florida Southern finished second to Lynn University in the team standings, the Moccasins are looking forward to a return trip to the Watson Course at Reunion in May. Finishing play at the NCAA Division II National Preview Tournament with a 15-under par 849, 2nd-ranked Florida Southern ended up four shots behind #4 Lynn, but got a 1-2 finish from its two returning All-Americans to finish six shots ahead of top-ranked West Florida.
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Tight Race at the Top After Two Rounds of Division II National Preview; Lynn Leads FSC by One Shot October 3, 2016 REUNION, Fla. – The appropriately named Division II National Preview began at Reunion’s Watson Course Monday morning and the Florida Southern Moccasins again looked right at home while playing with the best teams in the country. Finishing day one and round two of the tournament at 15-under par, the Moccasins trail only Lynn University by a single shot going into Tuesday’s final round as they seek back-to-back wins for the first time in 16 years.
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Florida Southern Remains #2 in First Regular Season Division II Coaches Poll September 30, 2016 NORMAN, Okla. – The first regular season Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll has been released and Florida Southern remained #2 in the national rankings with West Florida replacing Saint Leo as the top-ranked team in the country.
John Coultas Gives Florida Southern Another SSC Player-of-the-Week Award in Men's Golf September 26, 2016 For the second week in a row, a Florida Southern Moccasin has been selected as the Sunshine State Conference Player-of-the-Week in men’s golf. Junior John Coultas is this week’s award winner after leading 2nd-ranked Florida Southern to the team title at the Saint Leo Invitational and winning medalist honors for himself in a playoff.
13-Shot Win for Moccasins, Playoff Win for Coultas at Saint Leo Invitational September 20, 2016 SAINT LEO – There was no drama for 2nd-ranked Florida Southern as a team on Tuesday at the Saint Leo Invitational where the Moccasins picked up their first win of the 2016-17 season by 13 shots over #8 South Carolina-Aiken. Junior John Coultas did add some excitement to the mix, however, by winning a playoff over Cabrick Waters of Limestone (SC) to claim tournament medalist honors and his fifth career individual win.
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Twin 279's Have Moccasins Up by 17 Shots After Second Round of Saint Leo Invitational September 19, 2016 SAINT LEO – After starting the season with a tournament at Duke University with some of the top Division I teams in the country, Florida Southern was a lot closer to home for its second tournament and the Moccasins immediately re-asserted themselves. Shooting a nine-under par 279 in the first round and adding another 279 in the second round, 2nd-ranked Florida Southern ended day one of the Saint Leo Invitational hosted by the top-ranked Lions with a 17-stroke lead over Limestone (SC).
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John VanDerLaan Honored as SSC Player-of-the-Week in Men's Golf September 12, 2016 Men’s golfer John VanDerLaan is Florida Southern’s first Sunshine State Conference Player-of-the-Week for the 2016-17 academic year following his season-opening performance at the Rod Myers Invitational last weekend. The junior from Southbury, Connecticut was the Moccasins’ top golfer in a field of 14 teams and 82 total participants in the annual tournament hosted by Duke University.
Three Mocs Shoot 72 or Better as FSC Ends Rod Myers Invitational With Final-Round 287 September 11, 2016 DURHAM, N.C. – With three golfers shooting 72 or better on Sunday, Florida Southern had a final-round 287 to close out the Rod Myers Invitational hosted by Duke University in a tie for 11th place.
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Florida Southern 13th After Day One at Duke; Play Suspended With One Group on #18 September 10, 2016 DURHAM, N.C. – Florida Southern began the 2016-17 season Saturday at the Rod Myers Invitational hosted by Duke University and was led by its two returning All-Americans, juniors John VanDerLaan and John Coultas. VanDerLaan turned in scores of 74 and 73, while Coultas has a 76 and 72 to wrap up day one of the tournament separated by one stroke in the individual standings.
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Men's Golf Team Ranked #2 in Bushnell Golfweek Preseason National Poll August 26, 2016 NORMAN, Okla. – The Florida Southern men's golf team is ranked #2 in the nation in the Bushnell Golfweek Division II Preseason Coaches Poll with schools from the Sunshine State Conference holding down the top four spots in the rankings. The Moccasins trail only defending national champion Saint Leo, and are just ahead of Lynn and Barry. All four schools received at least one first-place vote.
Coultas Falls in Quarterfinals of Western Amateur Championship August 5, 2016 LAKE FOREST, IL - Moccasin rising junior Coultas advanced to the quarterfinals of the 113th Western Amateur Championship played this week here at Knollwood Club where he was defeated on the 18th hole by Davis Riley of the University of Alabama. Last year Coultas advanced to the Sweet 16 at the Western Amateur, one of amateur golf's most prestigious tournaments. Coultas tied for fourth in stroke play with a four-round total of 281.
Levin Hoffmann Named GCAA All-America Scholar July 21, 2016 NORMAN, OK – Men's golfer Levin Hoffman has been named an Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Coultas One of 24 Golfers from All Divisions to be Named to All-Nicklaus Team June 22, 2016 LAKELAND - Florida Southern men's golfer John Coultas continued to take home postseason accolades as he was named to the All-Nicklaus Team for the 2015-16 season by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). This is the third time in the last four season a Moccasin has been so honored as Tim Crouch was selected in 2011-12 and 2012-13 after winning back-to-back national championships.
John VanDerLaan Named to PING All-America Second Team June 20, 2016 FORMBY, ENGLAND - Sophomore John VanDerLaan has been named to the PING All-America Second Team as announced today by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Teammate and fellow sophomore, John Coultas, was earlier named to the PING All-America First Team in an announcement at the NCAA Division II National Championship in mid-May.
SSC Selects John Coultas as the 2015-16 Male Athlete of the Year June 13, 2016 MELBOURNE - Florida Southern golfer John Coultas has been named the 2015-16 Sunshine State Conference Male Athlete of the Year as voted upon by the athletic directors, senior woman administrators, faculty athletic representatives, and sports information directors, from each of the nine member schools in the SSC.
Coultas Adds Academic All-American Award to Postseason Honors June 6, 2016 John Coultas added yet another postseason honor to his already crowded postseason mantle today as the sophomore golfer was named an Academic All-American.
Coultas Earns 2016 Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award June 5, 2016 DUBLIN, Ohio - Florida Southern sophomore John Coultas continues to rake in the postseason accolades as the Valrico, Fla., native has been named the 2016 Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award winner as the top men's golfer in Division II as announced Thursday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The Jack Nicklaus Award presented by Barbasol recognizes the top player at the Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA levels.
Coultas, Barowski Named 2015-16 Hal Smeltzly Award Winners June 2, 2016 LAKELAND - Two-time men's golf All-American John Coultas and three-time IWLCA women's lacrosse All-America defender Gabby Barowski have been named the recipients of the Hal Smeltzly Award as Florida Southern's Outstanding Male and Female Student-Athletes for the 2015-16 school year.
Jones Finishes Runner-Up at 53rd-Annual Youth Villa Classic for Second Straight Year May 30, 2016 BARTOW - Florida Southern junior-to-be Jimmy Jones shot a 3-under par 69 in Monday's final round of the 53rd Annual Youth Villa Classic held at Bartow Country Club to finish as runner-up for the second consecutive year in the championship flight of one of the five major amateur golf tournaments in Polk County.
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