Eagles 42nd in voting for final Division II men’s golf poll

Vilhelm Bogstrand and the Oklahoma Christian men's golf team finished 42nd in the voting in the final Division II poll of the spring season.
Vilhelm Bogstrand and the Oklahoma Christian men's golf team finished 42nd in the voting in the final Division II poll of the spring season.

NEW YORK (May 15, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian finished 42nd in the balloting for the final Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches’ Poll, which was released on Wednesday.

OC, which won three tournaments during the 2012-13 academic year – including the National Christian College Athletic Association Championship – received five points in the balloting, conducted by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

In the voting, the Eagles finished behind several teams they beat head-to-head, including No. 16 Abilene Christian (Texas), No. 25 Southwestern Oklahoma State, Midwestern State (Texas), Cameron and Heartland Conference rival St. Edward’s (Texas).

OC won its final two tournaments, both against NCAA Division II competition, then closed the spring season with a third-place finish in the Winchester Classic in northern California, beating seven Division I teams in the process, including two ranked in the top 100 according to Golfstat.com.

OC was ineligible for the Division II postseason, as the university is in the first year of the NCAA membership process.

Nova Southeastern (Fla.) topped the poll, followed by Barry (Fla.), Florida Southern, California State-Monterey Bay, Lynn (Fla.) and Western Washington. Columbus State (Ga.) and Grand Canyon (Ariz.) tied for seventh, followed by South Carolina-Aiken and Central Oklahoma.