The Oglethorpe men's golf team fired an 11-over-par 299 Friday in their final round at the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships in Nicholasville, Kentucky, moving to 48-over 1200 for the week and finishing seventh at 26 strokes back of champion Illinois Wesleyan. It marked the Stormy Petrels' 14th top 10 finish all-time at the NCAA Championships in 19 appearances.
Senior Jake Arnett of the Oglethorpe men's golf team was named to the Ping All-America First Team Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The award presentation took place at the conclusion of the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. It marked the third All-America honor of Arnett's career, and his first All-America first-team honor.
Senior Jake Arnett of the Oglethorpe men's golf team earned spots as a Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf all-America scholar and on the Division III Ping Southeast All-Region team Tuesday night at the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division III National Awards Banquet in Lexington, Kentucky, as part of the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team tees off at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday from the 10th hole at the Keene Run course at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky, marking the start of their 19th trip to the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships, and their 18th in the last 19 seasons.
Senior Jake Arnett of the Oglethorpe men's golf team has been named as a semifinalist for the 2019 Division III Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), marking his third consecutive season on the 30-man list.
The Oglethorpe athletic department rounded out the season with the Seventh Annual Petey Awards on Sunday, hosted at the university's Conant Performing Arts Center. The event, which is produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allowed Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the 2018-19 athletic year as a whole.
The field for the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships is set, and the Stormy Petrels will take part for the 19th time in their history. The Division III men's golf committee announced the 42-team field Monday. Oglethorpe booked a spot when they secured their third SAA championship, and the automatic bid that went with it, on April 28.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team rose to No. 16 in the final Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll of the regular season, released Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. It marked the fourth consecutive poll in which the Stormy Petrels appeared. The SAA champions, unranked to start the spring, slowly rose up the rankings as their outstanding spring season unfolded.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team placed four players on the All-SAA teams released this week by the conference office and earned two end-of-season awards. Senior Jake Arnett took his second straight SAA Men's Golfer of the Year honor, while head coach Jim Owen garnered his fifth SAA Coach of the Year nod. Arnett joined senior Kyle Shealy and freshman Justin Rickerson in grabbing All-SAA first-team honors, while sophomore Anthony DeRosa came in with an All-SAA second-team nod.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team rolled to their third SAA championship and 13th overall conference title Sunday at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, Tennessee, posting a 1-under-par 287 to finish the tournament with an impressive 54-hole score of 10-under 854. The 20th-ranked Stormy Petrels made quick work of No. 21 Berry, beating them by 23 strokes over the tournament's three days. They bested No. 19 Rhodes by a whopping 32 strokes.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team recovered from a tough Saturday at the Emory Spring Invitational to fire the second best round of the day Sunday, recording a 5-over-par 289 to vault a couple spots up the leaderboard into sixth place at Smoke Rise Country Club in Stone Mountain. The No. 20 Stormy Petrels finished 24 strokes back of the champions, No. 2 Huntingdon.
The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) placed the Oglethorpe men's golf team at No. 20 in the latest Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. It marked the third straight poll release in which the Stormy Petrels were ranked and the second straight time in which they came in at No. 20.
The Oglethorpe Athletics Hall of Fame got five new members Friday night. Women's basketball players Anna Findley Roberts and Katie Kulavic Fox, men's soccer player Josh Rosendahl, men's golfer Taylor Urbanski, and the 1963 men's tennis team were all inducted at Oglethorpe's Turner Lynch Campus Center at the 2019 Alumni Awards and Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony, part of Alumni Weekend festivities at the university.
Freshman Justin Rickerson of the Oglethorpe men's golf team has been named the SAA Men's Golfer of the Week for his efforts in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, last weekend at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate Golf Championship. It marked the first such award for Rickerson this season and the second time that a Stormy Petrel has taken the honor.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team finished in fourth place at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate Golf Championship Sunday on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The Stormy Petrels shot 9-over-par 301 on Sunday, dropping behind Methodist and North Carolina Wesleyan -- who shot 299 -- and Hampden-Sydney -- who shot 300.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team moved up five spots to No. 20 in the latest Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll, released Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). It marked their second straight top-25 placement after they reentered the rankings at No. 25 in early March.
Sophomore Anthony DeRosa of the Oglethorpe men's golf team nabbed the SAA Men's Golfer of the Week award this week for his efforts at the Stormy Petrels' own Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational Friday through Sunday at the Jekyll Island Golf Club. It marked his first career SAA weekly award.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team enjoyed an outstanding Saturday at the Jekyll Island Golf Club, firing a 2-under-par 286 on the day to vault five spots up the leaderboard into fourth place at 4-over 580 over 36 holes at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational. They'll enter Sunday's final round on the club's Pine Lakes course eight strokes behind first-place Emory.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team earned a victory in their first tournament of the spring season this week, firing a round of 8-over-par 296 on Tuesday to win the Adidas Intercollegiate with a three-round tally of 19-over 883. The Stormy Petrels finished three strokes ahead of second-place Hampden-Sydney and 14 strokes up on third-place North Carolina Wesleyan. It marked the team's first victory in a tournament since they tied for first at the SAA Fall Preview in early September.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team moved into the top 25 of the Bushnell Golfweek Division III Coaches Poll Friday, reentering the rankings at 25th. It marked the first time the Stormy Petrels cracked the top 25 since the Sept. 28 poll, as they fell out for three straight releases during the latter half of the fall.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team saw a major schedule change this week. The Stormy Petrels were set to begin their spring season at the Callaway Gardens Collegiate Invitational Monday and Tuesday, but that tournament has been canceled due to a water-logged course with additional heavy rain in the forecast.
The Oglethorpe men’s golf program looks forward to the spring season to bounce back from a shaky fall. “We haven’t been out of the top 25 in about 15 years,” commented Oglethorpe Director of Golf Jim Owen. “This fall we sandwiched an early September win in Tennessee with an excellent final two rounds of 292-289 at Sandestin. However, in between, we had three events in a row where we finished out of the top 10. We have a lot of ground to make up."
The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) selected Oglethorpe senior men's golfer Jacob Arnett to compete in the prestigious Patriot All-America Invitational this week. It marked the eighth time that a member of the Stormy Petrels has earned a spot in the tournament and the first since 2016.
The Oglethorpe men's golf put a team of individuals into the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational this week in Rome, and they saw some solid performances on the week overall, led by freshman Justin Rickerson. The Stormy Petrel newcomer finished tied for sixth with an impressive 3-under-par 69 on Tuesday. That allowed him to finish at 1-over 145 overall and put him just six strokes back of the individual medalist, Reed Love of Central Alabama.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team carded its best round of the 54-hole Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational on Tuesday in Miramar Beach, Florida, posting a 5-over-par 289 to move three spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 12th to finish the tournament at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's Raven Golf Club. They finished with an overall score of 37-over 889, putting them 47 strokes back of champions Emory.
The Oglethorpe men's golf team finished their week at the Tartan Invitational in Ligonier Township, Pennsylvania, Tuesday with an 18-over-par 306 at the historic Laurel Valley Golf Club, giving them a 52-over 916 for the week and putting them in 10th place out of 12 teams, 43 strokes back of champions Wittenberg.