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Men's Golf at No. 10 in D-III preseason poll

Men's Golf at No. 10 in D-III preseason poll

Golfweek Bushnell Preseason polls here


St. Thomas Men's Golf is ranked No. 10 in the Division III preseason Golfweek Bushnell poll released Friday.

Coach Scott Proshek's 2017-18 Tommies were ranked No. 1 in the GolfStat computer rankings and as high as No. 3 in the Division III coaches' poll for much of the late fall and spring. They swept team titles last October at the MIAC Championships and the elite 18-team GolfWeek tournament, then tied for 11th out of 42 teams in May at the 72-hole national meet.

Rising junior Emmet Herb was named conference Player of the Year. Herb joined graduated senior Pete Sienko among 30 finalists for National Player of the Year.

Proshek, who starts his ninth season as head coach fall 2018, has guided the Tommies to five NCAA top-20 team finishes in the last seven seasons. UST's fifth-place nationals finish in May 2016 was the best in program history.

On the conference scene, St. Thomas has finished in the top four in the 10-team race in each of the last nine seasons, including five top-two places.

Also from the MIAC, St. John's is ranked 16th, and Gustavus was among the top teams receiving votes just out of the top 25.