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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.