Eagles remain outside top 25, but continue receiving votes in national golf poll

Trey Payne and the Oklahoma Christian Eagles continue to receive votes in the Division II men's golf coaches' poll.
Trey Payne and the Oklahoma Christian Eagles continue to receive votes in the Division II men's golf coaches' poll.

NEW YORK (March 26, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian remained outside the top 25 but continued to receive votes in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches’ Poll, which was released Wednesday.

The Eagles received 16 points and finished 41st in the balloting. That’s 19 points and eight spots lower than in the February poll. OC spent most of the fall season in the top 25, rising as high as No. 18, before dropping out in the final fall poll, released in early December.

During the spring season, the shorthanded Eagles – who have only five active players – have played in two tournaments, finishing fifth last month in the San Antonio Shoot-Out and sixth in the Midwestern State Invitational last week in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Only one Heartland Conference school cracked the top 25 – St. Edward’s (Texas), which was tied for No. 20. In addition to OC, Dallas Baptist (Texas) also received votes, finishing tied for 38th in the balloting.

The top 10 consisted of Barry (Fla.), Lynn (Fla.), California State-Monterey Bay, Chico State (Calif.), South Carolina-Aiken, Central Missouri, Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.), Nova Southeastern (Fla.), California State-Stanislaus and Western New Mexico.

OC will return to action next Monday and Tuesday in the Dr. Troy Bledsoe Skyhawk Classic Club Shootout at The Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif.