Friday, October 5, 2007

Idle Niners remain No. 1 in golf

The Charlotte 49ers golf team, idle this past week, maintained its No. 1 ranking in the Golfweek/Sagarin ranking system. In addition, Golfstat published its first ranking for the year and also tabbed Charlotte as the No. 1 team in the country.

The Charlotte 49ers golf team has placed first in both of its season-opening events, capturing the Scenic City Invitational by six strokes and the PING/Golfweek Preview by four strokes. The victory at the PING/Golfweek Preview catapaulted the 49ers to No. 1 in the nation, the highest ranking by a 49ers athletic team.

Charlotte is back in action at The Prestige in La Quinta, Calif., Oct. 15-16. The best chance for fans to catch a glimpse of the 49ers this fall is at the Callaway National Match Play tournament in Greensboro, Ga., Oct. 28-30.

The golf season runs throughout the academic year and although the NCAA Golf Championships and conference championships are held in the spring semester, competitions in the fall count toward NCAA Tournament selection.


Anonymous said...

Props to Coach Green for making his scheduled appearance for the Make-A-Wish Foundation tourney with Portrait Homes 10 hours after learning his team was ranked #1. May he enjoy that ranking for a loooooong time!