Lions Tied for No. 24 in Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches’ Poll
Saint Leo one of seven SSC schools either ranked or getting votes in the poll
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 in a tie for the No. 24 spot in the May 19 poll. The Lions are joined at No. 24 by Saginaw Valley State. 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 May 19, 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 earning points. This includes three of the top five teams in the country.
The Lions received 57 points, four points behind No. 23 Simon Fraser, and eight points behind Missouri-St. Louis.
Fellow Sunshine State Conference foes Barry (No. 1), Nova Southeastern (No. 4) and Lynn (No. 5) continue to maintain a presence among the nation's elite.
Rounding out the top five are: USC-Aiken (No. 2) and California State-Monterey Bay (No. 3).
Florida Tech is the only other SSC school ranked in the top 25, slotted at No. 14.
Florida Southern and Rollins each earned points in the poll with 55 and two, respectively.
As a team, the Lions finished its 2013-14 season in a tie for ninth at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional, May 5-7, at the Savannah Quarters Golf and Country Club in Savannah, Ga.
Ryan Gendron, however, will compete as an individual in the NCAA Division II National Championships at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, Mich., May 19-23. Gendron finished second at the regional with a three-round total of 211.
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