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Hampden-Sydney Golf Remains No. 14 In Golfstat Division III Top 25, Tigers 6th In First NCAA Southeast Region Ranking

Bruce Shober
Bruce Shober

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The Hampden-Sydney College golf team remains ranked 14th in the latest Golfstat NCAA Division III Top 25, while the Tigers are ranked sixth in the first NCAA Division III Southeast Region rankings, used to determine which teams qualify for the 2019 Division III Men's Golf Championships on May 14-17 at the Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

H-SC has four golfers ranked highly among the Golfstat national and regional individual rankings, including junior Bruce Shober/Appomattox, who is ranked 43rd in Division III and 20th in the region with his 73.40 scoring average, and freshman John Hatcher Ferguson/Rocky Mount (73.45), who is 42nd in DIII and 21st in the region.

The other two top nationally-ranked Tigers are junior Adam Hade/Richmond (74.35), who is 93rd in DIII and 43rd in the region, and sophomore Allen Smith/Durham, N.C. (74.60), who is 118th in DIII and 46th in the region.

H-SC, coached by Director of Athletics Chad Eisele, has earned seven Top 10 team finishes in eight tournaments this year.  The Tigers are averaging 294.10 per round, 11th-best in Division III and fifth-best in the region.  Shober's 73.40 average is 49th-best in DIII and 23rd-best in the region.  Ferguson's 73.45 average is 25th-best in the region.

The eight teams ranked in the NCAA Southeast Region are also among the top 17 nationally-ranked programs by Golfstat.  They include top-ranked Emory (Ga.), No. 2 Huntingdon (Ala.), No. 5 Methodist (N.C.), No. 6 Guilford, No. 10 Washington and Lee, No. 14 H-SC, No. 16 North Carolina Wesleyan and No. 17 Rhodes (Tenn.).

H-SC will play again in the 54-hole ODAC Championships on April 28-30 at the Bryan Park - Champions Course in Browns Summit, North Carolina.