HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College men's golf team is ranked No. 16 in the country for NCAA Division II by Golfstat. It is the highest position for the team on Golfstat since a No. 11 ranking in 2009.
"This ranking reflects all the extra work this team put in this summer and early this fall," said head coach Tommy Baker. "This is a nice honor to receive but we still have a long way to go and there are many facets of our games we still need to improve."
The Cobras are coming off back-to-back third-place finishes in their first two fall events. The first came Sept. 17 at the Kiawah Island Invitational in Kiawah Island, S.C.; the second Sept. 24 at the Jay Jennison Memorial in St. Augustine, Fla.
Coker has two more events to wrap up the fall season – Oct. 1 at the Cougar Invitational in Columbus, Ga., and the Matt Dyas Memorial in Carrollton, Ga., on Oct. 28.
Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.