#ASunMGolf Tees Up 2013 Fall Season

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Over the next few few days beginning Friday, Sept. 6, eight Atlantic Sun Conference men's golf teams will begin their 2013-14 campaigns.

Four teams finished the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 100 by Golfweek and Golfstat: North Florida (16:16), Kennesaw State (53:59), ETSU (73:74) and Mercer (78:81). A pair of individuals also return from top 100 rankings last season: North Florida's MJ Maguire (28th) and Kennesaw State's Jimmy Beck (76th).

Two-time defending A-Sun Champion North Florida returns from its historic 2012-13 season, as the Ospreys won the first NCAA Regional title for the program and the A-Sun by firing -34 at the Tallahassee Regional. The appearance was North Florida's fourth straight in an NCAA Regional. Since 2000 an A-Sun team has advanced to the NCAA Championship round 10 times, while at least one individual player has participated in an NCAA Regional eight times in the last 12 years.

Last season three A-Sun student-athletes participated in NCAA Regional play as individuals: Mercer's Hans Reimers and Trey Rule and FGCU's Edward Figueroa. Figueroa, the 2013 A-Sun Freshman of the Year, finished ninth in the Tallahassee Regional, which was the best finish by an individual since KSU's Jeff Karlsson tied for eighth in 2010 and only the second top-10 finish by an individual in A-Sun history.

Atlantic Sun Men's Golf Team Tables
Team Quick Facts #ASunMGolf Tweetables
Twitter: @ETSUAthletics
2012 Final Ranking (Golfweek; Golfstat): (73; 74)
Last Event: 2013 A-Sun Championship (2nd of 10)

Coach: Fred Warren
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (2nd of 10, 895)
  • Next Event: Tar Heel Intercollegiate, Chapel Hill, NC (Sept. 14-15)
  • Bucs return 4 of 5 that finished second at 2013 A-Sun Championship
  • Adrian Meronk, Rhys Pugh in Top 10 in A-Sun stroke average in 2013

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Adrian Meronk, Sophomore (73.8)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational (1st of 16)
Twitter: @FGCUEagles
2012-13 Final Ranking (Golfweek; Golfstat): (141; 146)
Last Event: 2013 A-Sun Championship (6th of 10, 924)

Coach: Brent Jensen
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (6th of 10, 924)
  • Next Event: GolfWeek Conference Challenge, Burlington, Iowa (Sept. 15-17)
  • A-Sun Freshman of Year Edward Figueroa second leading returner in stroke avg (72.83)
  • Four of five return for team that recorded lowest three-round score in A-Sun in 2013 (837)

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Edward Figueroa, Sophomore (73.22) (11)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: Cobra PUMA Invitational (1st of 15, 837)
Twitter: @JUDolphins
2012-13 Final Ranking (Golfweek; Golfstat): (140; 136)
Last Event: 2013 A-Sun Championship (4th of 10, 911)

Coach: Mike Blackburn
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (4th of 11, 911)
  • Next Event: Raines Development Intercollegiate, Florence, SC (Sept. 9-10)
  • Four of five return from team that recorded best A-Sun Championship finish since 2007
  • Recorded three of program's 10 best three-round totals in 2012-13

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Cyril Suk, Sophomore (74.26)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: Bash at the Beach (2nd of 11, 850)
Twitter: @KSUOwlsMensGolf
2012-13 Final Ranking (Golfweek; Golfstat): (53; 59)
Last Event: 2013 Tempe NCAA Regional (10th of 14, 854)

Coach: Jay Moseley
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (3rd of 10, 897)
  • Next Event: Carpet Capital Collegiate, Rocky Face, Ga. (Sept. 6-8)
  • Owls have advanced to NCAA Regionals the last three years
  • Two-time All-Conference selection Jimmy Beck is third-leading returner in stroke average (72.49)

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Jimmy Beck, Junior (72.4)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: Pinetree Intercollegiate (1st of 12, 860)
Twitter: @LipscombBisons
2012-13 Final Ranking (Golfweek; Golfstat): (181; 188)
Last Event: 2013 A-Sun Championship (8th of 10, 929)

Coach: Will Brewer
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (8th of 10, 929)
  • Next Event: Derek Dolenc Invitational, Edwardsville, Ill. (Sept. 9-10)
  • Three of top five in scoring average return for Bisons
  • Bisons finished in top half of five events in 2012-13, including two second-places

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Ryan Terry (74.81)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: Murray State Invitational (2nd of 14, 569)
Twitter: @MercerGolf
2012-13 Final Ranking (Golfweek; Golfstat): (78; 81)
Last Event: 2013 A-Sun Championship (5th of 10, 918)

Coach: Steve Bradley
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (5th of 10, 918)
  • Next Event: Sam Hall Intercollegiate, Hattiesburg, Miss. (Sept. 9-10)
  • Hans Reimers and Trey Rule return after advancing to NCAA Regionals as Individuals
  • Four of top five in team stroke average return from 2012-13

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Hans Reimers, Senior (73.32)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: AutoTrader.com Collegiate (3rd of 16, 599)
Twitter: @OspreyMGolf
2012-13 Final Ranking (Golfweek; Golfstat): (16; 16)
Last Event: 2013 NCAA Championship (18th of 30, 849)

Coach: Scott Schroeder
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (1st of 10, 881)
  • Next Event: Carpet Capital Collegiate, Rocky Face, Ga. (Sept. 6-8)
  • Ospreys two-time defending A-Sun Champs, won first NCAA Regional title in 2013
  • Defending A-Sun individual champ MJ Maguire finished 2013 ranked 28th by Golfweek (73.38)

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: MJ Maguire, Junior (71.28)
  • 2012-13 Top Team Finish: NCAA Tallahassee Regional (1st, 830)
Twitter: @NKUNorse
2012-13 Final Ranking (Golfweek;Golfstat): (196; 203)
Last Event: 2013 A-Sun Championship (9th of 10, 930)

Coach: Daryl Landrum
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (9th of 10, 930)
  • Next Event: Marshall Invitational, Huntington, WV (Sept. 8-10)
  • Corey Richmond among A-Sun's top 25 golfers in stroke avg in 2013
  • Norse open with seven events in first eight weeks of 2013

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Corey Richmond, Senior (75.12)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: Wasioto Winds Fall Kick-off (3rd of 14, 877)
Twitter: @UpstateSpartans
2012-13 Final Ranking (Golfweek; Golfstat): (158; 180)
Last Event: 2013 A-Sun Championship (7th of 10, 926)

Coach: Todd Lawton
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (7th of 10, 926)
  • Next Event: Raines Development Intercollegiate, Florence, SC (Sept. 9-10)
  • Senior Adam Goins has seven career top 10 finishes and three victories(14.60/set)
  • Goins (74.19) and Ryan Cornfield (74.85) are second and fourth in career scoring avg in USC Upstate history

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Adam Goins, Senior (74.14)
  • 2012-13 Top Team Finish: Charleston Shootout (1st of 15, 881)
Twitter: @StetsonGolf
2012-13 Final Ranking (Golfweek; Golfstat): (226; 228)
Last Event: 2013 A-Sun Championship (10th of 10, 938)

Coach: Larry Watson
2013 A-Sun Championship Finish: (10th of 10, 938)
  • Next Event: Golfweek Program Challenge, Pawley's Island, SC (Sept. 8-10)
  • The Hatters begin 2013-14 with a new coach in former PGA professional Larry Watson
  • Dustin Dingus returns after finishing in top 20 in stroke average in 2012-13

  • Returning Leader in Stroke Average: Dustin Dingus, Sophomore (74.61)
  • 2012-13 Team Top Finish: Gary Freeman Invitational (3rd of 12, 906)

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