GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guilford College's men's golf team remains in first place in the first NCAA Division III Golf World/Nike Golf and Golf Coaches Association of America Coaches' Poll of the spring season. The Quakers earned 15 of the 18 first-place votes to maintain the top spot. Illinois Wesleyan University retained second with two first-place votes. Methodist University the University of Texas at Tyler and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges round out the top five.
Coach Corey Maggard's team is also ranked first in the Feb. 29 Golfstat.com NCAA Division III Relative Rankings. The Quakers are in front of Texas-Tyler and Illinois Wesleyan in those ratings.
The Quakers earned their top rankings thanks to fall victories at the Golfweek Fall Invitational and the O'Briant-Jensen Memorial, along with a second-place effort at the Gordin Division III Preview. Guilford opened its spring season earlier this week with its third victory of the year, a 24-shot win in the Pine Needles Intercollegiate Feb. 28. Guilford currently has three students ranked among the top 50 Division III players according to Golfstat.com's Head-to-Head Player Standings, including top-ranked Noah Ratner, who won three of four fall events and took second at the Pine Needles Intercollegiate.
Guilford returns to the links Mar. 12-13 at the Taylor Made-Adidas Invitational.