HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The Hampden-Sydney College golf team has moved up to 14th in the latest Golfstat NCAA Division III Top 25, while up to seventh in the extremely strong South Region. In addition, five Tigers are now ranked highly among the national individual rankings, including junior standout Bruce Shober/Appomattox, who is ranked 14th in Division III and fifth in the South Region with his 72.57 scoring average.
Other top H-SC golfers ranked nationally include freshman John Hatcher Ferguson/Rocky Mount (73.86), who is 72nd in DIII and 30th in the region; sophomore Allen Smith/Durham, N.C. (74.86), who is 141st in DIII and 53rd in the region; senior Jamie Agnew/Fairfax (76.00), who is 145th in DIII and 46th in the region; along with junior Adam Hade/Richmond (75.07), who is 169th in DIII and 69th in the region.
H-SC, coached by Director of Athletics Chad Eisele, has earned six Top 10 team finishes in six tournaments this year, including this week's outstanding second-place effort at the TaylorMade-Adidas Intercollegiate (286-302-298--886) on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina. The Tigers, who are also ranked 17th in the latest Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, are averaging 294.57 per round this year, ranked 17th in Division III and sixth in the South Region. Shober's 72.57 scoring average ranks 29th in DIII and 12th in the region.
H-SC will continue this week's Spring Break trip with its participation in the 54-hole Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational on March 15-17 at the Jekyll Island Golf Club on Jekyll Island, Georgia.