Centre men’s golf team ranked No. 4 in the nation
September 30, 2010 By Libby Poland
recently placed first at the Centre Jim-English Invitational, held
at the Danville Country Club.
The fourth place ranking is the team's highest ranking ever.
The Centre men’s golf team has moved up to No. 4 in the Golfstat rankings for Division III following a great start to the fall season with three first place wins, including a victory at the Rhodes College Men's Fall Classic on Monday, Sept. 27, in Tunica, Miss.
The fourth place ranking is the highest ever ranking for the Colonels. Centre has a division record of 232-6, and they also have a top 25 record of 6-0. The team’s scoring average is 73.39.
“This is a nice thing to have happen to our team, and based on what they have done so far this year, it’s well deserved and appropriate. With that being said, it’s where you finish and not where you start that matters,” said Centre’s director of golf, Brian Chafin.
Chafin continued, “We’re very proud of the five young men who got us there, seniors Chris Morris and Lyndon Jones and sophomores Patrick Davidson, Kenyon Cook and Grant Hinton. Sitting behind them are several players that continue to push them each and every day.”
Other than the Rhodes College Men’s Fall Classic win the Colonels also took first at the Jim English-Centre Invitational and the Anderson Fall Golf Invitational.
“The real test for the team will be at the Gordin Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., next weekend, where the top 18 teams in the country will compete for an NCAA Division III Preview. We’ll know more after that where we really stand in Division III,” Chafin said.
Guilford College is currently ranked No. 1 in the poll, followed by Greensboro College at No. 2 and Whitworth University at No. 3.
Centre will next compete on Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Old Bridge Fall Invitational in Danville, Ky., at the Old Bridge Golf Course. The invitational is the second and final home event of the fall season for the Colonels.
Golfstat administers the computer rating used by the NCAA Championship selection committees for the NCAA.