MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College & State University golf program, under the guidance of head coach Jimmy Wilson, has earned a pair of runner-up spots in the most recent national rankings. The Bobcats are second in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches Poll, and also own the second slot in the most recent Golfstat.com Head to Head Rankings.
The Bobcats actually had the most first-place votes of any team in the coaches poll at seven, coming just seven points behind No. 1 Barry University. Florida Southern College, the University of North Alabama and Chico State round out the top-five.
The Lander University Bearcats are No. 9, with Flagler College coming in at No. 25, giving the Peach Belt Conference three schools in the poll.
In the Golfstat Rankings, Georgia College is second behind Chico State. These rankings use a formula involving strength of schedule, stroke average and other statistical data. Barry is third in this list, Florida Southern is fourth, with North Alabama rounding out the top five.
The Bobcats are coming off a title at the PBC Championships April 13. Senior Francisco Bide (Buenos Aires, Argentina) was chosen the PBC Player of the Year, with classmate Niclas Johansson (Skanor, Sweden) taking second at the conference championships.
The Bobcats are back in action May 3-5 at the NCAA Super Regionals, hosted by Barton College at the Wilson Country Club in Wilson, N.C.
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