GCAA.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- The Kirkwood Golf has been ranked in yet another national poll. On October 15th, Golf Stat ranked Kirkwood 7th in the nation. GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America) has ranked Kirkwood Golf 9th in the nation. South Mountain ended Mesa's run atop the rankings to become the new top-ranked team in the GCAA NJCAA Division II Coaches Poll. South Mountain claimed four first-place votes. Darton State moved up four spots to second and received two first-place votes. Mississippi Gulf Coast and Tyler each moved up one place to third and fourth, respectively. Mesa was tabbed first on two ballots despite its tumble to No. 5. Kirkwood debuted at No. 9 while Andrew fell from the rankings.
GOLFSTAT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Golf Stat released their team and individual rankings on October 15th and ranks Kirkwood 1st in Region XI and 7th in NJCAA. The Kirkwood Golf team has played in four tournaments during the 2014 fall season with an average score of 76.24. Golf Stat's individual rankings place Carson Whittington 74th nationally and holds an average score of 75.18.
Following Whittington in order: Dylan Daxon (81st), Blaine Buhr (97th), Alex Garcia (109th), Dan Cuttcomp (115th), Mitch Williams (141st), and Ben Jones (149th). Kirkwood Golf's 'Freshman Class Impact on Team Score" was also ranked 10th in the nation. This ranking values how important the freshman have toward that school's success. The Eagle freshman class hold an average score of 76.47.
METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- La Crosse, WI-- The 7th ranked Kirkwood Eagles placed fourth out of 10 teams at the Ronnie Eastman Invitational golf tournament at the La Crosse Country Club Monday. Blaine Buhr finished 15th for the Eagles with rounds of 80 and 75 for a 36-hole total of 155. Bennett Laxton led Viterbo to the team championship at 1-over-par 145.
1. Viterbo Cardinal 590, 2. AIB 598, 3. Winona State Purple 613, 4. Kirkwood 616, 5. Luther 627, 6. Wartburg 635, 7. Winona State White 649, 8. Jamestown 652, 9. Clarke 667, 10. Viterbo Silver 705.