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|Ferrum golf team earns USA South berth|
Ferrum College head golf coach Adam Crawford
Friday, April 5, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Ferrum College's golf team has earned a berth in the three-day, 54-hole stroke play USA South Athletic Conference golf tournament, set for Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 at Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount, N.C.
Nine USA South schools field intercollegiate golf teams, but only eight qualify for the postseason tournament.
The current NCAA Division III Golfstat Rankings, which were posted Wednesday, are used to determine the field, said USA South Assistant Commissioner Mike Christie.
League teams play in invitational tournaments during their fall and spring season and not against one another in head-to-head dual matches.
Multi-time NCAA Division III national champion Methodist (N.C.) University is ranked second by Golfstat and four other USA South teams are in the top 35: LaGrange (Ga.) College (21), Greensboro (N.C.) College (26), Christopher Newport University (27) and Averett University (34).
Greensboro and Averett are past national champions in golf.
Ferrum, coached by Adam Crawford, is 103 followed by Maryville (Tenn.) College (105) and North Carolina Wesleyan College (129).
Piedmont (Ga.) College, ranked No. 144, failed to qualify for the tournament.
Ferrum concludes regular-season play Saturday and Sunday in the Roanoke College Spring Invitational at Roanoke Country Club