UCCS Golf Ranked No. 22 Nationally

By Doug Fitzgerald published February 24, 2010

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is ranked No. 22 in the nation according to the first Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coachesâ€TM Poll of the spring season, which was released Wednesday.

The Mountain Lions won two of their four tournaments during the fall portion of their season. They came from behind to win the 14-team Peaks Classic before dominating the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Fall Championship. Between those two, UCCS took 11th at the 19-team Air Force Invitational as the only non-NCAA Division I participant. The team finished its fall play with a fourth-place finish at the Grand Canyon Invitational. The three teams that finished ahead of the Mountain Lions were Chico State and Western Washington, which are ranked Nos. 3 and 9 in the Division II poll, and Oklahoma City, which is the top-ranked team in the NAIA.

UCCS will begin the spring portion of its season at the Notre Dame de Namur Invitational on March 22-23 in Livermore, Calif.

Barry remains the number one team in the poll, earning 10 of the 18 first-place votes. The Buccaneers had two wins in the fall and then opened their spring schedule with a third-place finish at the Matlock Collegiate Classic. Barry has yet to finish worse than third in all five tournaments itâ€TMs played during the 2009-10 season. Rounding out the top-five are Georgia College (No. 2), Chico State (No. 3), Nova Southeastern (No. 4) and North Alabama (No. 5).

The poll combines the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The complete results, including results from Divisions I, III and the NAIA, will appear in the March 1 issue of Golf World and can be viewed online now by clicking here. 

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