February 17, 2010

Georgia College Golf #1 in GolfStat National Rankings

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - On the strength of a team title this week at the Matlock Collegiate Invitational, the Georgia College & State University golf team, guided by head coach Jimmy Wilson, is the top squad in all of Division II golf in the most recent GolfStat National Head-to-Head Rankings.

Georgia College is listed first, one slot ahead of Barry University. Chico State holds down the No. 3 slot, while Central Missouri is fourth, the University of North Alabama fifth and Florida Southern College sixth. Nova Southeastern comes in No. 7, as Belmont Abbey College, Western Washington University and Lynn University round out the top-10.

The GolfStat Rankings take into effect strength of schedule, head-to-head finishes, and stroke average to attempt to mathematically rank the top teams in collegiate golf.

The next highest Peach Belt Conference (PBC) school would be Lander University in No. 11.

The Bobcats return to the links after a week off Monday, March 1 at the Richard Rendleman Invitational, hosted by Catawba College.

The GCSU Department of Athletics, winners of the 2008-09 PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.