Cobber Men’s Golf Nationally Ranked

MOORHEAD, Minn. (4/12/12)— Concordia remains ranked in the top 25 of the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Division III poll. The Cobbers are now 25th in this week’s rankings. It marks the second straight ranking period that CC is nationally ranked.

Concordia cracked the top 25 in the coaches’ poll in the first rankings period of the spring. The Cobbers were ranked 24th in the Mar. 21 rankings period.  It marked the first time in program history that CC had been ranked in the top 25 of the official coaches’ poll.

The Cobbers opened up their spring season by finishing second at the St. John’s Triangular Meet on Apr. 6. Concordia was only one stroke behind St. John’s who is currently ranked 11th in the latest coaches’ poll. CC is one of only three MIAC schools to be ranked in the top 25. Besides the Johnnies, Gustavus is also ranked 19th.

The Cobbers are led by senior Pat Deitz who earned medalist honors at the SJU Triangular Meet. He shot a 2-under par 70. He leads the team through the fall and spring seasons with a 75.0 average. Freshman Coy Papachek, who finished second at the SJU Meet, is also second on the team in scoring average with a 76.4 mark.

Concordia will participate in the Valley City Invite on Sunday, Apr. 15 and Monday, Apr. 16 at the Village Green GC in Moorhead.

Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Division III National Rankings
(Apr. 12, 2012)
1. Methodist (13)
2. Guilford (3)
3. Illinois Wesleyan
4. Redlands
5. UT-Tyler
6. Oglethorpe
7. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
8. Transylvania
9. Greensboro
10. Emory
11. Saint John’s (Minn.)
12. California Lutheran
13. LaVerne
14. Christopher Newport
15. La Grange
16. St. John Fisher
17. Huntingdon
18. Skidmore
19. Gustavus
20. Centre
21. Wittenberg
22. Rhodes
23. Otterbein
24. Hampden-Sydney
25. Concordia College