Wednesday, August 27, 2008

49ers' golf team ranked 13th in preseason poll

The Charlotte 49ers' men's golf team is ranked 13th in the country in the preseason Golf World/Nike Golf Division I coaches' poll, which will appear in the Aug. 29 issue of Golf World Magazine.

In addition, two Charlotte players - Corey Nagy and Stefan Wiedergruen - were named to the magazine's Top 50 "Players to Watch" for the 2008-09 season.

The 49ers finished tied for eighth at the 2008 NCAA Championship, their second consecutive top-10 finish. Charlotte has won three consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference championships and made four consecutive NCAA appearances.

"I think anytime the coaches take a look at how you've done the previous year and tip their cap, so to speak, as a top 25 golf program, our players and coaches should be proud of that," said Charlotte coach Jamie Green.

"Our goal is to play our best every time out and to improve at every turn so that ultimately we want to be playing our best at the end of the year. That's the ranking that counts most."


Men's Division I - Preseason

1. UCLA (11)
2. Oklahoma St. (4)
3. Georgia (6)
4. Southern Cal. (5)
5. Stanford
6. Clemson
7. Florida
8. Alabama
9. Texas A&M
10. Georgia Tech
11. Florida St.
12. Arizona St.
13. Charlotte
14. Duke
15. Tennessee
16. Auburn
17. Kent St.
18. East Tennessee St.
19. South Carolina
20. Wake Forest
(T) Indiana
22. UNLV
23. San Diego St.
24. Texas
25. North Carolina


Anonymous said...

Lucky 13, huh. I guess that's good. Can't we be like a hotel and just skip 13 and go right to 14?
Jamie Green. Get 'er done.