Men’s Golf Picked Sixth in Horizon League Preseason Poll
The Youngstown State men’s golf team was selected sixth in the 2023 Horizon League Golf Preseason Poll after a vote by the league’s head coaches, the league announced Thursday. The Penguins received a total of 50 points in the poll.
Wright State, the defending Horizon League champion, received 99 points and nine of 10 possible first-place votes to be selected as the preseason league favorite. Oakland received one vote for first place and 90 points to be ranked second while Northern Kentucky came in third with 75 points. Purdue Fort Wayne received 69 points to place fourth while Cleveland State rounded out the top five with 54 points. Robert Morris was picked seventh with 38 points while Green Bay finished eighth with 35 points. IUPUI (30 points) and Detroit Mercy (10 points) were selected ninth and 10th respectively in the poll.
The Penguins fire a pair of players who were in the lineup when YSU finished second at the 2022 Horizon League Golf Championships. Fifth-year senior Bryan Kordupel finished tied for 17th in the league meet last season with a score of 222 in three rounds (79-71-72). Senior Cole Christman earned a career-best fourth-place finish at the 2022 Horizon League Championships with a 212 in three sets (72-69-71) to earn a spot on the League’s All-Tournament Team Horizon. Christman’s fourth-place finish was the highest by a Penguin in the league meet since 2011, and he became the first Penguin since 2015 to be named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team.
The 2023 Horizon League Golf Championships will be held April 23-25 at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida.
2023 Horizon League Men’s Golf Pre-Season Survey
pl. Team – Points. (Voice for first place)
1. Wright State (9) – 99
2. Oakland (1) – 90
3. Northern Kentucky – 75
4. Purdue Fort Wayne – 69
5. Cleveland State – 54
6. Youngstown State – 50
7. Robert Morris – 38 years old
8. Green Bay – 35
9. IUPUI – 30
10. Detroit Mercy – 10
Youngstown State kicks off its spring season March 6-7 with the Eastern Kentucky-hosted Daytona Beach Spring Invitational at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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