2015-16 Florida Southern Men's Golf News

  • Coultas Falls in Quarterfinals of Western Amateur Championship
    August 05, 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 06, 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 05, 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 02, 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.
  • Former Moc Hall of Fame Golfer Rocco Mediate Wins Senior PGA Championship
    May 29, 2016
    BENTON HARBOR, Mich. - Former Florida Southern Hall of Fame men's golfer Rocco Mediate shot a tournament record of 19-under par 265 to pull out a wire-to-wire win Sunday in the 2016 Senior PGA Championship at Jack Nicklaus-designed Harbor Shores.
  • Mocs Fall to Chico State in Match/Medal Play Semifinals, Finishes Tied for Third at NCAA Championships
    May 20, 2016
    DENVER - Florida Southern's run in the match/medal play portion of the 2016 NCAA Division II Championships came to an end in the semifinals following a 4-to-1 setback to No. 2 ranked and No. 2 seeded Chico State here Thursday afternoon at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club. With the loss, the fifth-ranked Moccasins finish the season tied for third at the NCAA Championships.
  • Mocs Defeat Cal Baptist in Quarterfinals, Advance to Semifinals of Match/Medal Play at Division II Championships
    May 20, 2016
    DENVER - Florida Southern and Cal Baptist edged an epic back-and-forth battle here Friday morning in the quarterfinals of the 2016 NCAA Division II National Championships as the No. 3 seeded Moccasins hung on for a hard-fought 3-to-2 win over the No. 6 seeded Lancers in the opening round of match/medal play at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club.
  • Coultas and Jones Named Division II First-Team PING All-Americans
    May 19, 2016
    DENVER - Florida Southern had two of its golfers named to the 2016 Division II PING First-Team All-America Team that was announced by the GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America) Thursday evening following the conclusion of the stroke play portion of the 2016 NCAA Division Ii National Championships held here at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club.
  • Mocs Finish Third in Stroke Play, Advance to Match/Medal Play at NCAA National Championships
    May 19, 2016
    DENVER - Florida Southern knew going into Thursday's final round of stroke play at the 2016 NCAA Division II National Championships that is all they had to do was finish with a score of at least par to earn a spot in the match/medal play round that determines a team national champion as the fifth-ranked Moccasin did just that as they fired a five-under par 283 at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club.
  • Mocs Sit Fourth After Two Rounds of Division II National Championships; Coultas Tied for Sixth Overall
    May 18, 2016
    DENVER - After 36 holes of golf, Florida Southern has put itself into prime position to earn on the eight spots in match play beginning on Friday after shooting a 2-under 286 here in Wednesday's second round of the NCAA Division II National Championships held at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club to fall two spots to fourth in the team standings with one more round of stroke play competition remaining.
  • Mocs Tied for Second After Opening Round of Division II National Championships; VanDerLaan Tied for Third Overall
    May 17, 2016
    DENVER - Florida Southern began play here Tuesday in the 2016 NCAA Division II National Championships by firing a six-under par 282 in the first round to stand in a tie for second place out of 20 teams at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club.
  • Coultas, Jones and VanDerLaan Repeat as PING All-South Region Selections
    May 16, 2016
    NORMAN, Okla. - On the eve of the beginning of the NCAA Division II National Championships in Denver, Florida Southern placed its trio of sophomore men's golfers on the Division II PING All-South Region Team as chosed by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
  • Mocs Begin Play Tuesday in NCAA Division II National Championships in Denver
    May 16, 2016
    DENVER - Florida Southern will begin its quest for its 13th national championship trophy in men's golf here Tuesday morning at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Club as the Moccasins open up play in the 2016 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships.
  • Coultas Named Finalist for Division II Jack Nicklaus Award Presented by Barbasol
    May 12, 2016
    NORMAN, Okla. - Florida Southern sophomore John Coultas has been named as one of five finalists for the 2016 Division II Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Award presented by Barbasol as announced late Thursday afternoon by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
  • Coultas Named CoSIDA Academic All-District 5 Men's At Large Selection
    May 12, 2016
    LAKELAND - Florida Southern All-American golfer John Coultas added an academic honor to his growing list of athletic awards on Thursday afternoon as the sophomore was named a 2015-16 CoSIDA NCAA Division II Men's Academic All-District At Large Team selection for District 5.
  • Mocs Ranked Fifth in Latest Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll
    May 06, 2016
    NORMAN, Okla. - Despite a third place finish at this week's NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional Tournament at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., Florida Southern fell two spots to fifth in this week's fifth Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll that was released Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
  • NCAA D-II National Championships Field Set, Teams Begin Play May 17 in Denver
    May 05, 2016
    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Division II Men's Golf Committee has announced the complete field of 108 participants that will compete in the 2016 NCAA D-II Men's Golf Championships on May 17-21 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver, Colo. The championships will be hosted by Metro State University and the Denver Sports Commission and is part of the 2016 Division II Spring Sports Championship Festival.
  • Mocs Finish Third at Super Regional to Advance to National Championships; Coultas Places Second Overall
    May 04, 2016
    HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS - Florida Southern concluded play here Wednesday afternoon by shooting a final round 3-over par 291 to finish third overall in the team standings at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional at the Mission Inn Resort's El Campeon Course and earn one of five spots from the Super Regional into the 2016 NCAA Division II National Championships, which are scheduled for May 17-21 at Green Valley Golf Club in Denver, Colo.
  • Mocs Sit Third After Two Rounds of South/Southeast Super Regional; Coultas, Jones Sit in Top 10 Overall
    May 03, 2016
    HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS - Florida Southern rebounded after shooting a 5-over 293 in Monday's opening round by firing a 4-under 284 here in Tuesday's second round of the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional at Mission Inn Resort's El Campeon Course to pull within three shots of second round leader Lynn and climb four spots up the leaderboard into third place.
  • Mocs Fire 293 in Opening Round of South/Southeast Super Regional, Sits Tied for Seventh Overall
    May 02, 2016
    HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS - Florida Southern had all four of its counters here Monday shoot between two-under par (70) and three-over par (75) in the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional to finish with a five-over par 293 to sit in a tie for seventh place out of 20 teams at the Mission Inn Resort's El Campeon Course.
  • No. 3 Mocs Begin Play in South/Southeast Super Regional Monday at Howey-in-the-Hills
    April 30, 2016
    HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS - Florida Southern is set to begin play in the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional Tournament Monday morning here at the El Campeon Course at the Mission Inn Resort. The Moccasins, who are the No. 4 seed in the South Region, will tee of in a group with golfers from Columbus State (No. 4 seed Southeast Region) and Nova Southeastern (No. 5 seed South Region) from the No. 1 tee beginning at 8:20 a.m.
  • Coultas Named SSC Golfer of the Year; Coultas, Jones and VanDerLaan Earn All-SSC Honors
    April 28, 2016
    MELBOURNE - Florida Southern sophomore John Coultas continued to add to his list of playing accolades on Friday afternoon as he became the seventh Moccasin men's golfer in program history to be named the Sunshine State Golfer of Year as the league announced its All-SSC Men's Golf Team.
  • Mocs Earn Bid to NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional, Earns No. 4 Seed from South Region
    April 22, 2016
    INDIANAPOLIS - For the 44th time in history of the men's golf program, Florida Southern is headed back to the NCAA Division II Tournament as head coach Doug Gordin's Moccasins will be one of the 10 teams representing the South Region in the South/Southeast Super Regional on May 2-4 at the Mission Inn Resort El Campeon course at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. This will be the Moccasins' 40th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Men's Golf Tournament.
  • Coultas, Jones and VanDerLaan Named Semifinalists for Division II Jack Nicklaus Award
    April 22, 2016
    NORMAN, Okla. - Florida Southern's sophomore trio of John Coultas, Jimmy Jones and John VanDerLaan were named as three of the 30 semifinalists for the 2016 Division II Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol as announced on Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
  • Mocs Jump to Third in Latest Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches' Poll
    April 22, 2016
    NORMAN, Okla. - After finishing third at this year's Sunshine State Conference Championships, Florida Southern jumped one spot to third in week's fourth Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches' Poll that was released Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
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