Eastern Kentucky University, the only NCAA Division I men’s golf team to win three tournaments this season, is ranked 40th in the nation in the latest Golfstat Poll. The Colonels have won three of the four tournaments they have played this season.

Eastern is coming off a first place finish last week at the Kenny Perry Invitational hosted by Western Kentucky. EKU captured the title by nine shots over perennial Ohio Valley Conference contender Jacksonville State. The Colonels also beat Kentucky by 18 shots, yet the Wildcats are ranked one spot above at No. 39 in the Golfstat Poll.

With wins at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational and the EKU Intercollegiate, Eastern Kentucky is the only squad, out of 289 NCAA Division I men’s golf teams, to win three tournaments so far this season.

Eastern Kentucky is the highest ranked Ohio Valley Conference team and is ranked higher than such schools as Michigan State (41st), Michigan (43rd), South Carolina (44th), Central Florida (45th), Virginia Tech (51st), Alabama (52nd), Ohio State (56th), Maryland (58th), California (61st), Tennessee (63rd), Mississippi State (71st), South Florida (82nd), Notre Dame (93rd) and Louisville (112th).

An EKU player has won the individual title at three of the team’s four events and finished second at the fourth. Sophomore Eric Lindwall has won two tournaments. Junior Noah Combs has won once.

Eastern Kentucky players own three of the top four scoring averages in the OVC, led by Lindwall with a 69.5 stroke average.

The Colonels will be back in action on Oct. 24-25 at the Homewood/Hilton Garden Airport & FGCU Classic.

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Kevin Britton

Assistant Athletics Director for Communications & Branding