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

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

The LaGrange golf team has moved up to No. 3 in the Golfstat.com Division III rankings released March 18.

The Panthers were ninth in the rankings before winning the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational by 10 shots for their second straight tournament win. The Panthers defeated 12 other ranked teams at Jekyll Island, including then No. 1-ranked Texas Tyler by 41 shots.

Senior Cory Howard remained third in the Division III individual rankings. Howard tied for the individual championship at Jekyll Island with a nine-under par 207. He tied his career best round with a second round 66. Howard played his final 47 holes without making a bogey. 

Sophomores Osborn Theam and Logan Lanier join Howard in the Division III top 25 players. Theam is ranked 11th and Lanier 22nd. Both golfers were on the All-Tournament team at Jekyll Island.

The Panthers play in the Bermuda Collegiate Invitational on March 23-24.