BLUE DRAGON GOLFERS NO. 8 IN PRESEASON GOLFWEEK RANKINGS

Starting his 19th season, Blue Dragon head golf coach Chris Young's 2018-19 team starts No. 8 in the Bushnell/Golfweek NJCAA Division I Coaches preseason poll.
Starting his 19th season, Blue Dragon head golf coach Chris Young's 2018-19 team starts No. 8 in the Bushnell/Golfweek NJCAA Division I Coaches preseason poll.
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Bushnell/Golfweek NJCAA Division I
Coaches Preseason Poll

  Points 2018 NJCAA Finish

   1. Midland (3)
   2. Indian Hills (2)
   3. Odessa
   4. Iowa Western
   5. Central Alabama
   6. McLennan
   7. Eastern Florida State
   8. Hutchinson
   9. Western Texas
T10. New Mexico JC
T10. Wallace State

46
45
39
34
28
26
16
8
7
6
6
3
1
4
2
5
6
16
T11
7
DNQ
10

     Others Receiving Votes: Dodge City, 5; Eastern Arizona, 4; Barton, 2; Calhoun, 2

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

The Hutchinson Community College men's golf team will start the 2018-19 season ranked No. 8 in the Bushnell/Golfweek NJCAA Division I Coaches Preseason Poll.

Two players return from last season's team that finished tied for 11th at the 2018 NJCAA Tournament.

Now in his 19th season as head coach Chris Young will have seven freshmen and a sophomore transfer in addition to returning sophomores Lake Leroux and Max Smith. The squad of 10 golfers is the largest Young has had at Hutchinson.

The Blue Dragons are the only Jayhawk Conference team in the Top 10 of the preseason rankings. Dodge City and Barton are both receiving votes.

Midland College has been tapped as the preseason favorite this season with defending national champion Indian Hills No. 2. Midland had three first-place votes to Indian Hills' two. District III rival Iowa Western is ranked No. 4.

The Blue Dragons will open the fall portion of the 2018-19 season on Sept. 10 and 11 at the West Texas A&M Fall Classic in Amarillo, Texas. The Blue Dragons will play five fall tournaments.