The Oglethorpe men's golf team vaulted four spots up the rankings in the latest Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, moving into the No. 3 spot in the rankings in the latest poll release from the Golf Coaches Association of America. The Stormy Petrels used a second-place finish at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational to move up into the top three position. It's the highest Oglethorpe has risen in the men's golf poll this season, after they started in the No. 4 position in September.
Huntingdon remained at the top spot for the sixth poll in a row, earning 13 of a possible 15 first-place votes. Texas-Tyler remained in second place from the last poll and garnered a first-place vote. Emory moved from fifth to fourth while Mary Hardin-Baylor dropped from fourth to fifth. Methodist, LaGrange, Rhodes, Wittenberg and Greensboro rounded out the remaining top 10, with Greensboro taking the remaining first-place vote.
The Petrels served as one of four SAA teams in the rankings, with Berry and Sewanee joining Oglethorpe and Rhodes. The Vikings came in at 17th in the rankings, while the Tigers checked in at No. 20. Centre was among those also receiving votes, dropping out of the poll from their No. 20 position in the previous ranking.
Four teams from Georgia were in the poll, with the Petrels, Emory, LaGrange and Berry all earning the honor. Piedmont was among those also receiving votes.
The Petrels will be back in action on Saturday, when they head up the road to Stone Mountain for the first day of the Emory Spring Invitational at the Smoke Rise Country Club.