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NSU Men’s Golf Secures No. 1 National Ranking; First time since 2007

The Nova Southeastern men’s golf team has taken hold of the No. 1 ranking in the nation for the second time in program history, as announced by GolfStat.com Wednesday, March 21. The last time the Sharks were ranked as the top team in the country was in 2007.

“It is very rewarding to accomplish one of our goals we set for ourselves  at the beginning of the year,” commented head coach Garrett Runion. “I am proud of my guys for the hard they have put in the classroom, weight room and golf course and happy to see their hard work being rewarded with the No. 1 ranking. It was truly a team effort as everyone on the team has contributed. They know it’s not your ranking now, but the one at the end of the year that matters and I know this will only motivate them more as we head into post-season play.”

A trio of men’s golfers also rank in the top-25 in the individual national rankings. Ben Taylor (So., Leatherhead, England) sits atop the national poll with a 17-0 record against the rest of the top-25. Ricardo Celia (So., Barranquilla, Columbia) is slotted 15th in the nation with a 15-2 head-to-head record against the rest of the top-25, while Oscar Lengdèn (Fr., Helsingborg, Sweden) is slated 25th with a 12-5 top-25 record.

The Sharks have competed in three tournaments this spring, capturing top-5 finishes in each. After opening the season with a fifth-place finish at the UNO Mardi Gras Invitational against some top NCAA Division-I talent, the Sharks beat out 16 other teams to win the St. Edward’s Invitational in Austin, Texas. Most recently, the Sharks competed in the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Georgia College and State University, securing a runner-up finish.

NSU will next be in action April 2-3 when it faces conference rival Barry in an SSC dual. The Buccaneers are currently ranked third in the country and were the only team to top the Sharks at the Bobcat Invitational.