SFU Men's Golf Picked 9th In National Coaches Poll
The Clan return 10 golfers from their fifth-place team.
The Clan return 10 golfers from their fifth-place team.

Monday, August 31, 2015
by SFU Sports Information

BURNABY, BC – Defending national champion Nova Southeastern received 16 first-place votes to debut atop the Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Division II Coaches Poll while the Simon Fraser University Clan, coming off a fifth place finish at nationals, was picked to finish ninth.
 
Simon Fraser finished fifth in the stroke-play rounds at the 2014 NCAA D2 national championship, its best finish ever and the highest finish ever by a team from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. In addition, SFU's Chris Crisologo of Richmond, BC, who will be a sophomore this season, was named to the NCAA Division II PING All-America Second Team.
 
Crisologo was named the GNAC Freshman of the Year this season. He tied the low round of the year in the conference with a 66 at the GNAC Championships and led the Clan in scoring in both the NCAA West/South Central Regional and at the NCAA Championships.
 
The Simon Fraser men's team lost senior captain John Mlikotic from last year's squad but otherwise returns 10 athletes. The Clan also added freshman Mitchell MacLeod.
 
Nova Southeastern was also ranked No. 1 in the final seven regular season polls last season.
 
NCAA runner-up Lynn received two first-place votes and is ranked second. USC Aiken is third. Fourth-ranked Barry received the final first-place vote. Central Missouri and Florida Southern are tied at No. 5 and followed by Saint Leo, Chico State, Simon Fraser and CSU-Monterey Bay.
 
All eight teams that advanced to medal-match play at last spring's NCAA Championships are ranked in the top 10.

Female players interested in trying out to walk-on with the Clan women's golf program should email head coach John Buchanan at john_buchanan@sfu.ca.

Bushnell Golfweek Division II Coaches Poll - Preseason
Rank University (First Place Votes) Points; NCAA Finals Finish
1 Nova Southeastern (16) 472; Champion
2 Lynn (2) 435; Runner-up
3 USC Aiken 390; Quarterfinals
4 Barry (1) 348; 10
T5 Central Missouri 344; Semifinals
T5 Florida Southern 344; Quarterfinals
7 Saint Leo 343; Semifinals
8 Chico State 335; Quarterfinals
9 Simon Fraser 300; Quarterfinals
10 CSU Monterey Bay; 291 9
11 Central Oklahoma; 234 11
12 Flagler 212; DNQ
13 Columbus State 180; DNQ
14 West Florida 179; DNQ
15 Missouri-St. Louis 147; 12
16 West Georgia 141; DNQ
17 North Alabama 139; DNQ
18 Western New Mexico 135; DNQ
19 Georgia Southwestern State 111; DNQ
20 Florida Tech 105; DNQ
21 Indianapolis 74; 14
22 Sonoma State 70; 15
23 Limestone 68; DNQ
24 Cameron 61; DNQ
25 Wingate 56; DNQ