Lions Ranked No. 29 in Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches’ Poll

Lions Ranked No. 29 in Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches’ Poll

Saint Leo one of seven Sunshine State Conference Teams in the Top 25 or getting votes 

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches' Poll of the spring 2014 season has been released, and the Saint Leo men's golf team finds itself listed in the poll at No. 29 in the nation. The 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 March 31, 2014 issue of Golf World and are live online now. Click here to view the poll. 

The Sunshine State Conference, the top Division II men's golf conference in the country, boasts seven schools either in the top 25 or getting votes. This includes the top two teams and three representatives in the top eight spots. 

The Lions received 36 votes, just one vote behind No. 28 Hawaii-Hilo. 

Fellow Sunshine State Conference foes Barry (No. 1) and Lynn (No. 2) continue to maintain the top two spots this week. The Buccaneers, the defending NCAA Division II national champions, earned 18 of the 19 available first-place votes. 

Rounding out the top five are: California State-Monterey Bay, Chico State and USC-Aiken. 

Nova Southeastern is the only other SSC school ranked in the top 10, slotted at No. 8, while Florida Tech and Florida Southern round out the SSC member institutions in the top 25 ranked No. 17 and No. 19, respectively. 

Rollins received 21 votes in the poll. 

Most recently, Saint Leo finished second at the Panther Invitational, hosted by Florida Tech, at The Majors Golf Club in Palm Bay, Fla. The Lions turned in a three-round total of 896 (310-282-304), just two strokes behind first place Florida Tech who shot an 894 (308-289-297). 

Saint Leo will be back in action on March 31-April 1 at the Buccaneer Invitational, hosted by Barry, at the Normandy Shores Golf Course in Miami Shores, Fla. 

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