Bucs Women's Golf No. 5 in Nation

Nicky Ferre and the Buccaneers have blasted their way up to No. 5 in the nation. Photo by Joel Auerbach

NEW YORK -- Barry University women's golf team rose to No. 5 in the Golf World/World Golf Coaches Assocation national poll released Thursday.

The Buccaneers, who are expecting a bid to the NCAA South Regional May 5-7 at Lone Palm Golf Club in Lakeland, have risen two spots in the last two polls. It is the highest ranking in 2013 for the Buccaneers.

"We've been working hard all spring, and we're starting to get some momentum heading into the NCAA Regional," Barry first-year head coach Shannon Sykora said. "We've had to overcome some injuries, and now that everybody's healty we can focus on our conditioning and golf.

"We have to put ourselves in position like we did at the conference championship to achieve our goal to qualify for nationals."

Nova Southeastern remained No. 1 in the poll, followed by St. Edward's, who leapfrogged Lynn. Rollins is fourth and Florida Southern sixth. Tarleton State is seventh, Grand Canyon eighth, Florida Tech ninth and Midwestern State 10th. NSU, Lynn, Rollins, Florida Southern and Florida Tech, like Barry, are all Sunshine State Conference members.

Fellow SSC participant Saint Leo fell from 15 to 20.

The pairings for the NCAA Regionals will be announced April 29 on www.ncaa.com.

 

Golf World/WGCA Coaches’ Poll 
April 22, 2013 Issue
NCAA Women’s Division II
 
Rank    Team     Points  Last
1.      Nova Southeastern (19)  475     1
2.      St. Edward’s    416     3 
3.      Lynn    415     2
4.      Rollins 401     5 
5.      Barry   386     6
6.      Florida Southern        379     7 
7.      Tarleton State  369     4
8.      Grand Canyon    343     8 
9.      Florida Tech    300     9
10.     Midwestern State        241     10
11.     UNC Pembroke    239     11      
12.     West Florida    229     13 
13.     Dallas Baptist  219     14
14.     Newberry        213     16 
15.     Armstrong Atlantic State        174     17
16.     Flagler 168     18 
17.     Central Oklahoma        165     12
18.     Lander  121     19 
19.     Newman  111     22
20.     Saint Leo       107     15 
21.     California U. (Pa.)     102     20
22.     Augustana College       69      23 
23.     Chico State     67      NR
24.     CSU-Monterey Bay        65      21 
25.     Indianapolis    59      24
 
Also receiving votes: Grand Valley State, 50; S.W. Oklahoma State, 45; Sonoma State, 29; Arkansas Tech, 27; Northeastern State, 27; Academy of Art, 24; Mount Olive, 24; Carson-Newman, 22; Dixie State, 12; Ferris State, 11; Texas A&M-Commerce, 11; Hawaii-Hilo, 9; Point Loma Nazarene, 9; Minnesota State, 8; Notre Dame College, 7; Western New Mexico, 6; Angelo State, 4; Belmont Abbey, 4; U. of the Incarnate Word, 4; Winona State, 3; California Baptist, 2; Bemidji State, 1; Cameron, 1; Drury, 1; Lewis, 1.
 
First-place votes in parenthesis.
Polls conducted by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.

 

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