ETSU men earn No. 18 spot in GCAA national rankings
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

            JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 28, 2008) - Coming off its school record 20th trip to the NCAA Championships, the ETSU men's golf will enter the 2008-09 campaign as one of the nation's Top 20 programs, according to the first Golf Coaches Association of America's Golf World/Nike Division I Top 25 ranking.

 

            The Buccaneers are ranked 18th in the poll, which is a determined in a vote of college coaches. A year ago, the Bucs finished 22nd in the country. UCLA is picked first again after winning the national championships a year ago, while Oklahoma State, Georgia, Southern California and Stanford round out the Top 5.

 

            ETSU will return five players from its roster a year ago, including players such as Seamus Power (Waterford, Ireland) and Rhys Enoch (Cornwall, England), who both were major contributors to the Bucs a year ago. Newcomers such as Scottish Boys Champion Michael Stewart (Troon, Scotland) and U.S. Amateur qualifier Devin Komline (Dorset, Vermont) are also expected to compete for positions on the top five this fall.

 

           The Bucs will open their season Sept. 12 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Dalton, Ga. For more on ETSU men's golf throughout the fall and spring semesters, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men's golf link.

 

 

Rank

University (First-Place Votes)

Points

Prev.

1

UCLA (11)

618

1

2

Oklahoma State (4)

592

4

3

Georgia (6)

585

T8

4

Southern California (5)

564

3

5

Stanford

498

2

6

Clemson

481

5

7

Florida

468

11

8

Alabama

439

13

9

Texas A&M

343

12

10

Georgia Tech

340

NR

11

Florida State

335

NR

12

Arizona State

334

T17

13

Charlotte

258

T8

14

Duke

231

NR

15

Tennessee

217

NR

16

Auburn

201

16

17

Kent State

173

6

18

East Tennessee State

168

22

19

South Carolina

160

NR

20

Wake Forest

126

24

21

Indiana

121

21

22

UNLV

117

NR

23

San Diego State

101

14

24

Texas

95

19

25

North Carolina

91

NR

 

 

 

 

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