Pacers golf 5th in latest poll

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Saturday, November 3, 2012

NEW YORK – The University of South Carolina Aiken men’s golf team moved up two spots to fifth in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Men's Coaches' Poll.

USC Aiken was seventh in the previous Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Men's Coaches' Poll. The Pacers tie their highest ranking of the year in the poll. USC Aiken was tabbed fifth in the 2012-13 preseason Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Men's Coaches' Poll.

The Pacers are now in the top-5 in both of the major polls. USC Aiken is presently third in the Golfstat NCAA Division II Head-to-Head standings.

Nova Southeastern (1) and Barry (2) are currently the nation’s top two teams in both major polls. In the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Men's Coaches' Poll, Abilene Christian (third) and North Alabama (fourth) are just ahead of the Pacers. In the Golfstat NCAA Division II Head-to-Head standings, Florida Southern is third and North Alabama is fifth.

Abilene Christian is sixth in the Golfstat NCAA Division II Head-to-Head standings, while Florida Southern is seventh in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Men's Coaches' Poll.

The Pacers are the highest ranked of four Peach Belt Conference teams currently ranked in the top-15 in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Men's Coaches' Poll with Columbus State ninth, Georgia College 12th and Armstrong 13th.

USC Aiken played in four tournaments during the fall of 2012, but only one was against Division II competition.

The Pacers took top honors at the NCAA Division II Kiawah Island Invitational, which included finishing ahead of six top-25 teams.

USC Aiken closed out the fall having finished in the top-5 in two of its four tournaments. The Pacers claimed the team title at the Ninth Annual Kiawah Island Invitational.

The Pacers will begin the spring portion of their 2012-13 campaign by playing in the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate at the par-72 Wexford Plantation Course in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The event hosted by Francis Marion will be played Monday, Feb. 18-Tuesday, Feb. 19.

The Pacers are two-time winners (2006 and 2009) of the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate.

Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Men's Coaches' Poll (11/03): http://collegiategolf.com/polls/november-1-golfworldnike-golf-dii-coaches-poll-1743.html


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