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Men's Golf Ranked No. 4 in Preseason Coaches Poll

Men's Golf Ranked No. 4 in Preseason Coaches Poll

NORMAN, Okla. - Florida Southern College men's golf has been ranked No. 4 in the Bushnell Golfweek Division II Preseason Coaches Poll, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has announced. The Moccasins, who were one of three teams to receive a first-place vote in the poll, were also ranked No. 4 to begin last season.

The Mocs have now been ranked in the top five of the GCAA Preseason Coaches Poll in five-straight seasons, and are coming off a national semifinal appearance a year ago when Michael VanDerLaan won the individual national championship. Florida Southern is one of five Sunshine State Conference schools to earn a spot in the top 10 of this year's preseason coaches poll.

Lynn, last year's national champion, was picked to repeate with 459 points and 14 first-place votes, while Barry came in a close second with 448 points and five first-place votes. West Florida, Florida Southern, and Lincoln Memorial rounded out the top five, while Nova Southeastern, Chico State, Florida Tech, Western Washington, and St. Mary's (Texas) came in at spots 6-10.

DII Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll 8/23/19

Rank School (First Place Votes) Points NCAA Tournament Finish
1 Lynn (14) 459 Champion
2 Barry (5) 448 Quarterfinalist
3 West Florida 444 Semifinalist
4 Florida Southern (1) 393 Semifinalist
5 Lincoln Memorial 333 Runner-Up
6 Nova Southeastern 318 DNQ
7 Chico State 288 DNQ
8 Florida Tech 284 DNQ
9 Western Washington 261 DNQ
10 St. Marys (TX) 213 DNQ
11 Missouri - St. Louis 210 10
12 Saint Leo 207 T-15
13 Cal State-Monterey Bay 204 Quarterfinalist
14 Arkansas Tech 196 Quarterfinalist
15 Oklahoma Christian 194 DNQ
16 Limestone 190 DNQ
17 Young Harris 179 DNQ
18 Carson-Newman 151 DNQ
19 South Carolina-Aiken 134 T-12
20 Rollins 107 DNQ
21 Columbus State 105 DNQ
22 Dixie State 77 9
23 Sonoma State 69 18
24 Grand Valley State 67 11
25 Newberry 66 DNQ
       
Others Receiving Votes: Lindenwood, 64; Indianapolis, 61; Simon Fraser, 61; Lee, 50; Trevecca Nazarene, 43; Henderson State, 42; Lander, 42;  Midwestern State, 42; Georgia Southwestern State, 36; Voldosta State, 34; Flagler, 33;  Central Missouri, 28; Barton, 26; Queens University of Charlotte, 26; Mount Olive, 25; Clayton State, 23; Belmont Abbey, 22; West Georgia, 20; Western New Mexico, 19; Delta State, 17; UC San Diego, 14; CSU-San Bernardino, 13; Washburn, 12; St. Edwards, 11; Lenoir Rhyne, 9; Oklahoma Baptist, 9; Colorado School of Mines, 8; North Greenville, 7; St. Thomas Aquinas, 7; Winona State, 7; Catawba, 6; Christian Brothers, 6; Maryville, 6; Texas-Tyler, 6; Georgia College, 5; Southwestern Oklahoma State, 5; Walsh, 5; Coker, 4; Franklin Pierce, 4; Stanislaus State, 4; Wingate, 4; Mars Hill, 3; Newman, 3; Northeastern State, 3; Hawaii-Hilo, 2; Wayne State (MI), 2; Southeastern Oklahoma State, 1.