Athletic News

May 02, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Seventh-Ranked Hawks Earn Pool B Berth to the NCAA Division III Golf Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- Huntingdon College's seventh-ranked men's golf team received one of the six Pool B spots for the 2011 NCAA Division III golf national championship next week, May 10-13, at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina hosted by Guilford College and the Greensboro Sports Commission.

“Huntingdon's golf program continues to add to its already successful tradition with another opportunity to compete for a title,” said Athletic Director Buzz Phillips on the Hawks' golf championship berth. “Coach Mahanic has done a super job getting his guys prepared and we wish them the best of luck in their pursuit of a championship.”

“We're very excited to receive the Pool B bid for an opportunity to compete for a national championship,” said Huntingdon's Director of Golf Matt Mahanic. “We look forward to playing at the Grandover Resort again after having success there during the fall.” The Hawks posted a second place finish only five-strokes behind top ranked Guilford College at the same course where the national championship will be determined.

Huntingdon's men's golf team will travel to Greensboro this weekend before the practice rounds on Sunday and Monday, May 8-9, at the Grandover Resort. The Hawks will look to beat their third place finish from a year ago at the 2011 championship.

For more information on the NCAA Division III golf championship, visit http://www.ncaa.com/sports/golf-men/d3.

NCAA NEWS RELEASE - Monday, May 2, 2011

A total of 205 participants will compete at the 2011 championships. Twenty-eight conferences were awarded automatic qualification for the championships. Six teams were selected from Pool B, which consists of independent institutions, and institutions that are members of conferences that do not meet the requirements for automatic qualification.

The final six berths were reserved for Pool C, which are institutions from automatic-qualifying conferences that are not the conference champion and any remaining Pool B teams. The top five individuals are selected from the remaining players who have not qualified with a team. Listed below are the teams and individuals selected for the 2011 championships:

Conferences and Teams Receiving Automatic Qualification (28):

AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS

Conference

School

Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

Penn State-Altoona

American Southwest Conference

Texas Lutheran

Centennial Conference

McDaniel

College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin

Millikin

Colonial States Athletic Conference

Cabrini

Commonwealth Conference

Elizabethtown

Freedom Conference

Manhattanville

Great Northeast Athletic Conference

Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Transylvania

Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Central (Iowa)

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Calvin

Midwest Conference

Carroll (Wisconsin)

Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

St. John’s (Minn.)

New England Small College Athletic Conference

Middlebury

North Atlantic Conference

Husson

North Coast Athletic Conference

Wittenberg

North Eastern Athletic Conference

Penn State-Harrisburg

Northern Athletics Conference

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Northwest Conference

Linfield

Ohio Athletic Conference

Mount Union

Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Guilford

Presidents’ Athletic Conference

Washington and Jefferson

St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Webster

Skyline Conference

Farmingdale State

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

La Verne

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Oglethorpe

Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

North Central (Minn.)

USA South Athletic Conference

Christopher Newport


POOL B BERTHS

Emory

Huntingdon

Nebraska Wesleyan

Skidmore

Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Wisconsin-Stout


POOL C BERTHS

Centre

Greensboro

Gustavus Adolphus

Illinois Wesleyan

Methodist

Redlands


INDIVIDUALS

Player

School

Max Bonk

Pacific (Ore.)

Trey Bridwell

Maryville (Tenn.)

Tain Lee

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Nicholas Palladino

Rochester (N.Y.)

Mike Redwood

Bridgewater (Va.)

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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