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May 16, 2007            
                                                             

Florida Southern Claims Top Spot

Columbus State Earns Six of Eight First-Place Votes

NEW YORK, NY?The final Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches? Poll of the spring season has been released, combining the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

While Columbus State received six of the eight first-place votes, it was Florida Southern that jumped into the top spot in the final poll of the season. The Mocs advanced to the Division II NCAA Championship, which will be played next week at The Meadows in Allendale, Mich.

Previous number one West Florida was knocked off after failing to advance to the NCAA Championship.

Rounding out the top five are: Columbus State (No.2); North Alabama (No.3); Barry (No.4); West Florida (No.5).   

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GOLF WORLD/NIKE GOLF COACHES? POLL

Men?s Division II

      RANK       TEAM                 POINTS          LAST
      1.         Florida Southern (1)             189                     2
      2.         Columbus State (6)               183                     3  
      3.         North Alabama                    172                    10  
      4.         Barry                                    171                    T-5
      5.         West Florida (1)                 164                     1                  
      6.         St. Edward?s                     133                     4
      7.         Georgia College                  118                         8 
      8.        
      Abilene Christian                117                    15
      9.         CSU-San Bernardino               115                    20   
      10.            USC-Upstate              111                    12

                    11.        Cameron                          104                    24

       12.        Nova Southeastern                104                    T-5
      13.        CSU-Stanislaus                   102                     9
      14.        USC-Aiken                         98                             7
      15.        Sonoma State              92                    14
      16.        Armstrong Atlantic St.            84                    11  

                     17.    Grand Canyon              81                    23

      18.        Washburn                          68                    21
      19.        Central Oklahoma                  60                    13
                 Lander                            60                            NR  
      21.        Valdosta State                    40                    16
      22.        Presbyterian                              39                    18
      23.        Lynn                              35                    17
      24.        Florida Tech                      30                    19
      25.          St. Mary?s (Texas)              19                              NR

Others receiving votes: Ferris State, 18; Arkansas Tech, 16; Chico State, 15; Western New Mexico, 13; Rollins, 12; Belmont Abbey, 9; Pfeiffer, 8; Northeastern State, 7; Central Missouri, 5; Northern Kentucky, 2; Western Washington, 2; CU-Colorado Springs, 1; Indianapolis, 1; UC-San Diego, 1.

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