Quakers Finish Season Ranked 11th In Latest Final Bushnell Golfweek Coaches' Poll

Jack Lee '21 (Sideline Media Productions)
Jack Lee '21 (Sideline Media Productions)

NORMAN, Okla. – Guilford College's men's golf team ranked 11th in the final NCAA Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches' Poll of the 2019-20 season. Selections were made by Division III men's golf coaches in the Golf Coaches' Association of America.

The Quakers earned 259 points, which 20 points behind 10th-ranked University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Defending national champion Illinois Wesleyan University claimed the top spot with 450 points and all 18 first-place votes. Huntingdon College took second with 426 points, while Emory University rounded out the top-three with 417 points.

In what proved the final tournament of the year, Guilford finished fourth in the 18-team field at the Savannah Invitational at the Club at Savannah Harbor March 9-10. The Quakers ended with a 14-under-par 850 that shattered the school's 54-hole record by three strokes.

Senior James Mishoe captured his third college medalist title with a 13-under par 203 that broke the former Quakers' 54-hole record of 204 set by Noah Ratner '13 in 2011. Mishoe carded the fifth-best 18-hole score (66) in the first round and followed with a 67 in the second round for Guilford's second-lowest 36-hole total (137). Mishoe had 38 pars, 13 birdies, two bogeys, and an eagle in his 54 holes. He shot seven-under on the course's four par-five holes.

Addison Manring posted the Quakers' low second round with a four-under 68 that featured six birdies. He shot 212 (-4) over 54 holes and finished in a share of 16th place among individuals. Teammate Jack Lee shot a final-round 69 and placed one stroke behind Manring in 18th place at 213. Zachary Evens provided his team's final score on the second day, a six-over 78, which left him in 73rd place at 226. Classmate Josh Allen came home in 68th place at 225 (71-75-79).

Coach Adam Crawford's Quakers' season was cut short with the cancellation of all spring sports due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. 

Rank University (First Place Votes) Points 

Previous Ranking

1 Illinois Wesleyan (18) 450 1
2 Huntingdon 426 3
3 Emory 417 2
4 Carnegie Mellon 372 8
5 Hampden-Sydney 371 4
6 St. Thomas (MN) 354 6
7 Claremont Mudd-Scripps 341 5
8 Methodist 313 11
9 Gustavus Adolphus 282 7
10 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 279 12
11 Guilford 259 13
12 Southwestern (TX) 245 16
13 NYU 228 9
14 Wittenberg 225 10
15 Babson 178 15