Southern Miss Men’s Golf holds No. 66 ranking in latest Golfweek Rankings

Published 9:18 am Thursday, September 23, 2021

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After playing in a pair of tough tournaments to open the 2021-22 season, the Southern Miss men’s golf team holds a No. 66 ranking in the latest Golfweek national men’s team rankings.

Through the first two tournaments under coach Eddie Brescher, the Golden Eagles enjoyed four of six team rounds of par and below, while individuals racked up 18 total rounds of par or below.

Senior Hunter Atkins (West Point, Miss.) holds the best per round stroke average at 71.00 through the first two events, as he finished No. 2 in the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate which was hosted by Louisiana Tech.

Another Golden Eagle, sophomore Thongpipat Rattanayanon (Bangkok, Thailand), boasts a below-par average round of 71.67.

Southern Miss is 7-12-1 against teams currently ranked in the Top 100 and are 21-12-1 overall against teams they have competed against this fall.

The team returns to action Monday and Tuesday when they continue their competitive fall schedule at the Old Town Club Collegiate in Winston-Salem, N.C. The event is hosted by Wake Forest.

There will be four teams in the Top 50 participating in the event, including No. 36 UNC-Greensboro, No. 41 SMU, No. 46 Wake Forest and No. 48 Virginia Tech. Four more schools are ranked in the Top 100, which encompasses No. 57 Duke, No. 70 Penn State, No. 83 Kansas State and No. 98 Kentucky.

Fans can follow the live scoring Monday by clicking here.