The University of the Cumberlands Men's Golf program is currently rounding out their final stages of preparation for the NAIA National Championships. With the regular season finished, the NAIA has released its final Top 25 poll for the season and the Patriots will take a high ranking into the National Tournament.
UC came in at #4 in the final poll released on May 2nd by the national office. The Patriots garnered 534 total points in the poll. Texas Wesleyan received 15 first place votes to take the #1 spot in the poll with 584 points. Oklahoma City University earned 1st place votes and 576 points for a #2 ranking. Cal State San Marcos received the final 1st place vote and 549 points as they were ranked #3. Other notables in the NAIA Top 25 poll include Lee University (T-#5) and Lindsey Wilson College (#21).
Head Coach Chris Kraftick commented, "It's nice to finish the year in the top 4 of the NAIA. Obviously over the past few years, we have gained a lot of respect across the country. The goal now is the focus on Oregon."
The Patriots will be in action on May 14th-17th in the NAIA National Championships at Creekside Golf Course in Salem, Oregon.
For more information on the Patriot Men's Golf program along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.