Pacers golf 3rd in latest national ranking

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Thursday, April 18, 2013

NEW YORK – The University of South Carolina Aiken men’s golf team remained as the third-ranked team in the nation in both the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Men's Coaches' Poll and the Golfstat NCAA Division II Head-to-Head standings.

The Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Men's Coaches' Poll combines the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, III, NAIA and NJCAA will appear in the April 22, 2013 issue of Golf World.

USC Aiken is the highest of five ranked Peach Belt Conference teams in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Men's Coaches' Poll. Columbus State (10th), Armstrong (13th), Georgia College (15th) and Georgia Southwestern (22nd) are all among the top-25 in the poll.

Nova Southeastern is first in the latest poll, while Barry is just ahead of the Pacers in second. CSU-Monterey Bay is fourth and Lynn is fifth.

In the Golfstat Head-to-Head standings, Nova Southeastern is first, while Barry is second. CSU-Monterey Bay is fourth and Grand Canyon is fifth.

USC Aiken will next compete in the 2013 Peach Belt Conference Men's Golf Championship at Callaway Gardens on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21.

The championship at the Mountain View Course at Callaway Gardens will begin with 36 holes on Saturday, April 20. The event will conclude with 18 holes on Sunday, April 21.

The nationally third-ranked Pacers commence the Peach Belt Conference Men's Golf Championship coming off a strong 2012-13 regular-season that saw the Pacers claim top team honors at the Kiawah Island Invitational in the fall of 2012.

USC Aiken finished second as a team three times during the spring of 2013. In total, the Pacers finished in the top-5 as a team in five of their 10 events thus far in the 2012-13 season.

The Pacers will be looking for their ninth Peach Belt Conference championship this year. USC Aiken narrowly missed on obtaining title No. 9 last year as they fell to UNC Pembroke in a playoff. Both USC Aiken (295-287-290) and UNC Pembroke (288-291-293) concluded the three rounds of stroke play at the 2013 Peach Belt Conference Men's Golf Championship with identical team scores of 872.

All of the Pacer golf action in the Peach Belt Conference Men's Golf Championship will be able to be followed live through Golfstat on USC Aiken's official athletic website at www.PacerSports.com.

Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Men's Coaches' Poll (4/18): http://www.pacersports.com/sports/mgolf/2012-13/files/GW-Nike_Golf_Coaches_Poll_-_D-II_4.22.13.pdf
Golfstat Head-to-Head Standings: http://www.golfstat.com/2012-2013/men/mncaahth.htm#DivII


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