Golf: Panthers fifth in USA South preseason coaches poll

Golf: Panthers fifth in USA South preseason coaches poll

The LaGrange golf team is fifth in the USA South preseason coaches poll as announced by the conference office. The Panthers are ranked 16th by the Golf Coaches Association of America and 17th in the Golfstat.com Division III ranking heading into the spring schedule.

LC had two Top 5 and two Top 10 finishes during the fall portion of the schedule. Sophomore Ben Womack led the team with a 72.70 average per round. He tied for sixth at the Rhodes Fall Classic. Sophomore Sam Rogers had a 73.20 average per round, finishing seventh at the Golfweek DIII Fall Invitational. Rogers shot a team-best round of 66 at the Golfweek DIII Fall Invitational. Freshman Mathias Andersen followed Rogers with a 73.90 average.

The Panthers open their spring schedule March 4-5 at the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate at the Mountain View Golf Course in Pine Mountain, Georgia. The Panthers finished third in the rain-shortened event last year.