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Sophomore Carter Jenkins leads the Spartans into the season after winning Southern Conference Freshman of the Year accolades last season.

Menís Golf Ranked 41st In Preseason National Poll

Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
         
Release: August 29, 2014
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Fresh off its first-ever NCAA Regional team appearance last spring, the UNCG men’s golf team opens the 2014-15 season ranked 41st in the nation in the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) preseason poll. The Spartans are the only team in the Southern Conference to receive votes in the poll as they picked up five votes.

The Spartans return three All-Southern Conference sections and all seven members from last year’s team that finished seventh at the NCAA Auburn Regional. The NCAA Regional appearance was the first-ever in program history as a team after finishing third in the SoCon Championships.

Sophomore Carter Jenkins (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road), the reigning SoCon Freshman of the Year, and fellow All-SoCon performers in senior Roy Dixon (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) and junior Taylor Coalson (Dobson, N.C./North Surry) lead the Spartans into the season. All three earned All-SoCon accolades last season and were stalwarts in the lineup throughout the year.

Additionally, senior Alex Ehlert (Raleigh, N.C./Athens Drive), junior Luke Haithcock (Burlington, N.C./Williams) and sophomore Jake McGlone (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin) return after all spending time in the starting lineups. Redshirt sophomore Will Thomas (Raleigh, N.C./Green Hope) and freshman Joshua Stockwell (Aberdeen, N.C./Pine Crest) round out the Spartans’ roster.

The Spartans open the season in the Tarheel Intercollegiate at the Finely Golf Course Sept. 12-15, where they finished third as a team last year.

GCAA Preseason National Poll (First Place Votes)

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

NCAA Finals Finish

T1

Alabama (13)

516

1

T1

Oklahoma State (2)

516

2

3

Georgia Tech (1)

452

Quarterfinals

4

Texas (6)

422

13

5

Georgia

371

T11

6

Illinois

370

Quarterfinals

7

Stanford

350

Semifinals

8

Washington

335

15

9

Louisiana State

332

Semifinals

10

UCLA

301

Quarterfinals

11

Oklahoma

286

T16

12

South Carolina

284

9

13

Virginia

264

DNQ

14

California

207

T11

15

Houston

202

10

16

Vanderbilt

197

T16

17

Florida State

171

24

18

UCF

170

DNQ

19

Texas A&M

168

29

21

Auburn

154

23

22

Arkansas

135

T18

22

New Mexico

115

DNQ

23

Virginia Tech

112

28

24

Southern California

107

30

25

Oregon

98

14

       

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State, 77; SMU, 77; UAB, 63; Baylor, 51, South Florida, 38; Wake Forest, 31; San Diego State, 29; Texas Tech, 29; UNLV, 26; Purdue, 20; Iowa, 18; Iowa State, 13; Clemson, 10; Kentucky, 8; Kent State, 5; UNCG, 5; North Florida, 5; BYU, 2; Georgia State, 2; Missouri, 2; Colorado, 1; East Carolina, 1; Liberty, 1 Minnesota, 1.

-UNCG-

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