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Men’s Golf Garners Highest Regional Ranking in History, Claims Second Slot in East

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RINDGE, N.H. (April 8, 2019) For the third straight year, the Franklin Pierce University men’s golf team has been honored by the NCAA with a ranking in the East Region. In the first edition of the Division II Regional Poll, which came out on April 4th, the Crimson and Grey were placed second in the east, the highest ranking in program history.

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It’s been a steady climb for the men’s program since their inaugural trip to the regionals way back in 2012. The Ravens collected a ninth overall East Regional ranking which resulted in a three-round total of 996 (+144) at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pa.

In 2017, the Raven men pulled in a 10th spot showing in the region and made their second trip to the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Regional. At the Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, W. Va., FPU placed 16th firing a 925 (+61). The Ravens march to the NCAA Championship came full circle last year in 2018 when Pierce’s eighth slot regional ranking led to a second place finish (890, +26) back in West Virginia. The Ravens were the clubhouse leaders following two rounds, but Roberts Wesleyan College leapfrogged FPU to take the regional title by one stroke. FPU went on to qualify for the National Championships in Alabama.

This season, the Ravens have not finished lower than fifth in any tournament. They have two team tournament titles and five top-three finishes. Pierce is led by sophomore Dylan Plis (Camillus, N.Y.) who has five top-10 individual finishes, three top-three finishes, and two tournament individual titles.

The Ravens head back to the course this weekend for the two day Assumption College Invitational at the Blackstone National Golf Club in Sutton, Mass. on April 13th and 14th.

For more information on Franklin Pierce Athletics, please visit the official website of Franklin Pierce Athletics (http://fpuravens.com). Also be sure to follow the Ravens through the Department of Athletics’ official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FranklinPierceRavens), its YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/franklinpiercesports) and its Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/FPUathletics). Fans wishing to purchase Franklin Pierce golf apparel can do so at the Department of Athletics’ online store (https://www.fpuravens.com/store). You can also follow the golf programs on Twitter (https://twitter.com/FPU_GOLF) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/FPU_Golf).