Golf: Panthers shoot up to No. 3 in Golfstat.com Division III rankings

Golf: Panthers shoot up to No. 3 in Golfstat.com Division III rankings

The LaGrange golf team has shot up to No. 3 in the Golfstat.com Division III rankings released Tuesday.

The Panthers were ranked 17th, but in the last two weeks have won the Royal Lakes/Oglethorpe Fall Invitational and were second at the Golfweek Fall Invitational. The Panthers are 35-1 in this two-week stretch, including 14-1 versus Top 25 teams in the Golfstat.com's rankings.

In three tournaments this fall, the Panthers have a team scoring average of 73.70, trailing only top-ranked Claremont Mudd-Scripps (72.00) and No. 2 Wittenberg (73.40).

Freshman Osborn Theam won the Royal Lakes/Oglethorpe Fall Invitational, while junior Cory Howard was runner-up at the  Golfweek Fall Invitational.

The Panthers close out the fall portion of their 2013-14 schedule at the O'Briant-Jensen Invitational played on the Sedgefield Country Club Dye Course in Greensboro, N.C.