Braves Jump To 4th In GolfStat.com Rankings, Lady Braves Steady At No. 11
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Despite being idle since capturing its first-ever Peach Belt Conference Championship, the UNCP men's golf team reclaimed a spot among the nation's top-5 teams on Wednesday as the Braves jumped three spots to No. 4 in the latest NCAA Head-To-Head Rankings by GolfStat.com.
Both the men's and women's teams continue to be listed among the nation's top-25 teams, as the Lady Braves held steady at No. 11 despite being idle over the last week as well.
The Braves led the rest of the 11-team field at the 2012 Peach Belt Conference Championships in Pine Mountain, Ga., after the first two rounds on April 9, and then used a surge on the first playoff hole to oust USC Aiken for the title the following day. The title was the fourth tournament championship of the season for the Braves who have finished third or better in each of their nine events this season.
The Black & Gold has maintained a PBC-best 288.0 stroke average this season which is nearly five strokes better than second-place Georgia College (292.7). All-Americans Jordan Walor (71.5) and Jonathan McCurry (72.0) rank first and second, respectively, in the league's individual statistics, while Scott Lambert (72.8) ranks fifth. Walor's possesses the nation's seventh-best stroke average, while McCurry's average is listed in a tie for 13th.
The Lady Braves will tote a PBC-best 316.2 stroke average into the postseason as well, while three golfers rank among the top-11 league leaders in individual stroke averages as well. PBC Player of the Year Meghan Moore ranks third in the PBC and 28th nationally with a 76.8 average, first team all-conference selection Dana Watkins ranks fifth in the PBC with a 77.7 average and second team all-PBC honoree Shauna Walor is 11th with a 79.4 average.