Press Release for Tuesday, October 6, 2009

UNF golf ranked No. 14 nationally

Jeff Wuerth

Assistant Athletics Director

Media Relations

(904) 620-4027

 The University of North Florida golf team continued its outstanding early season play and is ranked 14th nationally in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

The Ospreys have finished 2nd out of 15 teams and 5th out of 17 teams in its two tournaments played so far. They are back on the course for the third of four fall tournaments on Saturday-Monday, Oct. 10-12, at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship in Macon, Ga.

Sophomore Sean Dale has led the way for UNF, finishing 1st and tied for 24th in his two outings, good for a No. 15 national ranking. Dale held the No. 1 ranking for two earlier rankings.

Junior Chris Kennedy made his season debut at the Gary Koch Invitational (Oct. 3-4) and finished 9th. He is ranked No. 50 in the country.

"It was a good weekend for us, to keep our ranking high and not play our best," said UNF head coach Scott Schroeder. "We have some work to do to prepare for the Brickyard. The Brickyard is another real good field and gives us an opportunity to show how good we are."

Oklahoma State tops the team rankings and Oklahoma State's Trent Whitekiller is the No. 1-ranked individual.

Jeff Sagarin’s rating system that is utilized by Golfweek is based on a mathematical formula that uses a player’s won-lost-tied record against other players when they play on the same course on the same day, and the stroke differential between those players, then links all players to one another based on common opponents. The ratings give an indication of who is playing well over the past 52 weeks.