March 23, 2011

Quakers Retain Top Rankings

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guilford College's men's golf team remains in first place in two NCAA Division III polls through two spring tournaments. After a one-week absence, the Quakers returned to first place in the Mar. 23 edition of the Golfstat.com NCAA Division III Head-to-Head Rankings and also retained their top spot in the latest NCAA Division III Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches' Poll.

            After sharing first place with a two-day score of 609, Guilford lost in a playoff to Cape Fear Community College and finished in second place at the Pine Needles Intercollegiate Feb. 28-Mar. 1 at the Pine Needles Resort in Southern Pines, N.C.  Guilford junior Mat Hennick topped the Quakers and finished sixth with a two-under 150. Teammates Noah Ratner and Dusty Roberts both shot 153, good for a share of eighth place.

            Ratner leads the Quakers with a 73.31 stroke average through 16 rounds. Hennick stands second at 73.44, followed by freshman Alex Wise.

            First-year head coach Corey Maggard's squad returns to action Mar. 25- 27 at the 40th Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate at Paradise Point Golf Course, in Camp Lejeune, N.C.