Tigers Move Up to No. 40 in Golfstat Rankings
April 12, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. –After a second place-finish at the 2012 Memphis Intercollegiate, the University of Memphis golf team has moved up to No. 40 in the latest collegiate golf rankings by Golfstat.
“I'm very proud of the team and the level of consistency they have shown throughout the year,” said head coach Grant Robbins. “To finish in the top 5 in 9 out of 10 tournaments just shows how much depth we have on the team. One of our goals this year was to finish the regular season in the top 50 which will assure us an NCAA Regional bid. Now that we have accomplished that we can focus on our goal of winning a conference championship."
After defeating 10 of 12 teams at the Memphis Intercollegiate, the Tigers also improve to 99-34-1 in head-to-head records this year. Memphis has been a force this year, finishing in the top five in 9 out of 10 tournaments and holding the lowest team scoring average (289.62) in more than a decade. The Tigers have one team championship at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate and have also turned in two team runner up showings.
Senior Jonathan Fly is the Tigers’ highest ranked individual, checking in at No. 131 nationally according to Golfstat. Fly’s scoring average of 72.24 this season is second best in program history, trailing his own mark of 71.89 set last season. Fly is one of seven individuals at Memphis who have earned top-10 finishes this season under Coach Robbins.