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.
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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 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 eighth time in as many polls during the 2016-17 season the Moccasins have been in the top-5.
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.
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Another Top-Five Finish for John VanDerLaan as Moccasins Wrap Up Regular Season in The Battle at the Shores April 4, 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.
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Brothers VanDerLaan Help Moccasins Stand Sixth After Two Rounds of The Battle at the Shores April 3, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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 7, 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.
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Anderson's Second-Round 69 Helps Give Florida Southern Sole Possession of First on Day One of Panther Invitational March 6, 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.
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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.
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