Golf: Panthers place in top 10 of Division III in two national rankings

Golf: Panthers place in top 10 of Division III in two national rankings

The LaGrange golf team is ranked in the top 10 of Division III in two national rankings. The Panthers are eighth in the Golf Coaches Association of America Top 25 poll and 10th in the Golfstat.com rankings.

The Panthers are coming off an impressive fall performance. They were in the top five in three tournaments and ninth in another. In their final tournament, the Golfweek Division III Fall Preview, the Panthers were two shots ahead of top-ranked Oglethorpe and 11 shots in front of defending Division III national champion Schreiner.

Senior Cory Howard is ranked seventh in the Golfstat.com Division III individual rankings. Howard is one of three Panthers in the top 150 ranked. Sophomores Osborn Theam and Logan Lanier are ranked 14th and 32nd respectively.

2015 Tentative Spring Schedule
Feb. 28-March 1: Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate Invitational, Mountain View Golf Course,
Pine Mountain, Ga.

March 13-15: Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational, Pine Lakes Golf Course, Jekyll Island, Ga.

March 23-24: Bermuda Collegiate Invitational, Port Royal/Tuckers Point Golf Courses, Bermuda

March 30-31: Wynlakes Intercollegiate, Wynlakes Golf and Country Club, Montgomery, Ala.

April 13-14: Emory Invitational, Barnsely Gardens Resort, Adairsville, Ga.

April 17-19: USA South Conference Championship, Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount, N.C.

May 12-15: NCAA Division III National Championship, Grandover Resort, Greensboro, N.C.

The Panthers are the defending USA South champions and tied for eighth at the NCAA championship last year.