2018-19 Florida Southern Men's Golf News

  • Men's Golf Team Receives Academic Honor from Golf Coaches Association of America
    July 19, 2019
    NORMAN, Okla. – Florida Southern was among 35 schools, including one of only five at the Division II level, to be honored this week by the Golf Coaches Association of America with its highest academic award, the Presidents Special Recognition Honor. The award goes to those teams which finish with a team GPA of 3.5 and above.
  • 165 Moccasins Named to Spring SSC Honor Roll
    July 10, 2019
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - Florida Southern College had 165 student-athletes earn a spot on the Spring Sunshine State Conference Comissioner's Honor Roll, the SSC office announced on Wednesday.
  • VanDerLaan Named 2019 Men's Golf MVP
    July 01, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Beginning Monday, July 1, Florida Southern College Athletics will release its list of team MVPs for the 2018-19 season. Each MVP was selected by the team's head coach, and the list includes some of the top student-athletes in the country. MVPs will be revealed each weekday during the month of July at 10 a.m., and a list of their scheduled release dates can be found below.
  • Gear Up at ShopFSCMocs.com!
    June 21, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - In parternship with Barnes & Noble College and its True Spirit online stores, Florida Southern College has launched the all-new ShopFSCMocs.com as the officially licensed fan store of Moccasin athletics.
  • Anderson Joins VanDerLaan as Division II GCAA/PING All-American
    June 20, 2019
    NORMAN, OKLA. - The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced its complete set of All-American teams, with Florida Southern senior Christian Anderson joining Michael VanDerLaan on that list. VanDerLaan was previously announced as a PING Division II First Team All-American after winning the NCAA Division II individual national title, and Anderson has now given Florida Southern another All-American as an honorable mention selection.
  • Mocs Honored at Polk County All Sports Awards
    June 14, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College brought home three honors at the Polk County All Sports Awards on Tuesday evening at the RP Funding Center
  • Florida Southern Finishes 18th in Final Learfield Cup Standings
    June 13, 2019
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - Florida Southern College finished 18th in the final 2018-19 NCAA Division II Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings, it was announced this week. The Moccasins made a combined 11 NCAA postseason appearances this past year, including top-10 finishes in men's golf (third), women's basketball (ninth) and women's lacrosse (ninth).
  • VanDerLaan Named First Team All-American as Arnold Palmer Award Winner
    May 23, 2019
    Florida Southern senior Michael VanDerLaan earned a spot on the PING Division II All-American Team Wednesday night after winning the Division II Arnold Palmer Award given to the individual national champion. It’s the 15th year in a row the Moccasins have had at least one All-American, and the seventh straight year they’ve put one on the First Team.
  • Big Comeback Wins by Ibbotson and Anderson Break the Tie as Mocs Move into Semifinals with Win over Trevecca Nazarene
    May 23, 2019
    DANIELS, WV – One day after Florida Southern got an individual national title from one of its senior golfers, the second one put together a comeback win for the ages that helped propel the Moccasins into the national semifinals. Christian Anderson overcame a five-stroke deficit halfway through his match to post the decisive win in his match after junior Chase Ibbotson came back from a two-stroke deficit with five holes to play to tie the score. Combined with an earlier win by Michael VanDerLaan, that gave No. 8 Florida Southern a 3-1-1 win over Trevecca Nazarene and set up a match against No. 10 Lincoln Memorial later Thursday afternoon.
  • Mocs Play Well in Semifinal Match vs. Lincoln Memorial, but Fall 3-2 to Bring their Season to a Close
    May 23, 2019
    DANIELS, WV – Florida Southern got five fantastic rounds of golf Thursday afternoon at the Resort at Glade Springs in its national semifinal match against Lincoln Memorial, but the Railsplitters came out just a little bit ahead. Even with four rounds of par or better, including a match-best 69 from junior Chase Ibbotson and a 70 from Mike VanDerLaan, the 8th-ranked Moccasins dropped a 3-2 decision to the 10th-ranked Railsplitters to end their season.
  • A Perfect Day for a Tenth: VanDerLaan Wins Individual National Title as Florida Southern Advances to Medal Play at NCAA Championships
    May 22, 2019
    DANIELS, WV – Florida Southern left little doubt Wednesday as to whether it would be moving on to medal play at the NCAA Division II National Championships, but that was only half the story for the Moccasins as Michael VanDerLaan won the stroke play portion of the tournament to claim the individual national title. The senior from Southbury, Connecticut became the 10th national medalist in program history by shooting a final-round 66, putting him at -9 for the tournament.
  • Three Moccasins Break Par Tuesday, Pushing Florida Southern up to Eighth at NCAA Division II Championships
    May 21, 2019
    DANIELS, WV – Needing to make a move in the second round of the NCAA Division II National Men’s Golf Championships, Florida Southern got exactly what it needed with a trio of Moccasins breaking par on Tuesday. Senior Christian Anderson put together the best round of his college career by shooting a six-under-par 66, senior Michael VanDerLaan gave the Mocs a 69, and freshman Max Coutsolioutsos added a 70 as 8th-ranked Florida Southern will go into the final round of stroke play tied for eighth.
  • Seniors Set the Pace for FSC on Day One of NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships
    May 20, 2019
    DANIELS, WV – Florida Southern got off to a fast start Monday morning at the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships, but will still need to make up a little bit of ground over the next two days to move on in the finals. Led by seniors Mike VanDerLaan and Christian Anderson, the 8th-ranked Moccasins shot a 299 to finish the day tied for 14th place, but are only five shots out of eighth where they will need to be by the end of Wednesday.
  • NCAA Division II Men's Golf National Finals Begin Monday with Mocs Making their 40th Appearance
    May 18, 2019
    The Florida Southern men’s golf team opens play in the 2019 NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament on Monday in Daniels, West Virginia where the Moccasins are one of 20 teams competing for the title. Florida Southern has reached the finals for the 40th time, more than any other D-II team in the country, and has already won 13 national championships, which is also the most in Division II.
  • VanDerLaan's Albatross Sparks Florida Southern as Mocs Clinch Spot in National Finals
    May 11, 2019
    HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FLA. – Mike VanDerLaan’s albatross on No. 14, and Chase Ibbotson’s eagle on the same hole a little bit later may not have been the literal difference in Florida Southern’s advancing score to the national finals, but for a long portion of Saturday, it looked like it would be. Even so, VanDerLaan’s incredibly clutch shot in the final stages of the final round gave the 8th-ranked Moccasins a jolt, and they rode that all the way to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional that sends them to the Division II National Championships for the 40th time.
  • Now up to Fourth, Mocs are Seven Shots in the Clear with One Round Remaining at South/Southeast Super Regional
    May 10, 2019
    HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FLA. – Florida Southern did not have far to go in order to make it into the top seven Friday, and now that the Moccasins are in one of the advancing positions for the national finals, they just need to hold it for one more day on the El Campeon Course at Mission Inn Resort. Thanks in large part to freshman Johnny Tucker’s two-under-par 70, and another strong round by senior Christian Anderson, 8th-ranked Florida Southern is in fourth place at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regionals, and seven shots in the clear.
  • Moccasins Eighth after One Round of Men’s Golf Super Regional, Just One Shot Back of Advancing Position
    May 09, 2019
    HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FLA. – The El Campeon Course at the Mission Inn Resort has been a challenge so far for some of the best teams in Division II men’s Golf. Only one team broke par in Thursday’s opening round of the NCAA Division South/Southeast Super Regional, only two were at even-par, and no one else was better than +9. Florida Southern is one of those teams in the mix, however, as the 8th-ranked Moccasins had a score of 301 to put themselves in eighth place, only one shot back of the seven positions that will advance to the national finals.
  • Men's NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional Begins Thursday
    May 08, 2019
    The NCAA postseason begins Thursday for the Florida Southern men’s golf team as the Moccasins open play in the Division II South/Southeast Super Regional. The three-day, three-round tournament is being played at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-In-The Hills, Florida with Rollins College serving as host. It includes 10 teams from the South and 10 from the Southeast along with eight individual qualifiers. The top seven teams and the top two golfers not with one of those teams will advance to the Division II National Championships in Daniels, West Virginia, May 20-24.
  • Coutsolioutsos Selected as 2019 SSC Freshman of the Year and Second Team All-Conference in Men’s Golf
    April 26, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Southern’s Max Coutsolioutsos has been selected as the 2019 Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year in men’s golf in voting conducted by the league’s 11 head coaches. Coutsolioutsos is the sixth Moccasin to win that award since it became part of the men’s golf postseason honors in 1997, and also earned a spot on the All-SSC Second Team.
  • Men's Golf Team Headed to Howey-In-The-Hills for Upcoming NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional
    April 26, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS – The Florida Southern men’s golf team is heading to NCAA postseason play for the 42nd year in a row after the Moccasins received the No. 5 seed in the South Region under first-year head coach Lee White. It will be their 47th trip to the NCAA Tournament overall as the Moccasins seek to add to a postseason legacy that already includes a Division II record 13 national championships, more than twice the number won by any other team.
  • Mattson, Holmes Earn Pat McFadden Awards
    April 24, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College held its annual Athletic Academic Awards Banquet on Monday evening as it recognized its top student-athletes in an event held at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. More than 500 student-athletes, coaches, staff, and invited guests were in attendance.
  • Moccasins Ranked No. 7 in April 19 National Men's Golf Poll
    April 20, 2019
    NORMAN, Okla. – The Florida Southern Moccasins will go into the NCAA Tournament ranked No. 7 in the country according to the latest Bushnell Golfweek Division II coaches poll, announced April 19. The top three teams in the poll remained the same from the March 29 rankings, and though there was some shuffling among the other top-10 teams, none of them dropped below that mark, and seven of them are likely headed to the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional when that announcement is made on Friday, April 26.
  • Men’s Golf Team Finishes Fourth at SSC Championships, Ibbotson Finishes 12th, and Anderson Shoots 71 in Final Round
    April 16, 2019
    SAINT LEO, FL – A team-best one-under-par 71 by senior Christian Anderson and a trio of 73s gave 4th-ranked Florida Southern its best round of the Sunshine State Conference Championships, and kept the Moccasins in fourth place in the final standings. The Moccasins had enough to hold off No. 14 Saint Leo and No. 19 Rollins, who finished three shots behind them in a tie for fifth. Top-ranked Barry held on to the lead to earn a six-shot victory over No. 2 Lynn for the SSC title, and No. 7 Nova Southeastern was third.
  • All Four Counters within One Shot of Each Other as Florida Southern Now Fourth at SSC Men’s Golf Championships
    April 15, 2019
    SAINT LEO, FL – For the second day in a row, 4th-ranked Florida Southern had a team score of 295, and for the second day in a row the Moccasins’ team leader was Chase Ibbotson. A one-over-par 73 has Ibbotson now tied for third individually, while freshmen Max Coutsolioutsos and Johnny Tucker, and senior Michael VanDerLaan all shot a 74, moving the Moccasins up one spot to fourth place in the team standings behind No. 1 Barry, No. 2 Lynn, and No. 7 Nova Southeastern.
  • Ibbotson’s 70 and Six Birdies Lead Moccasins on Day One of SSC Men’s Golf Championships with Florida Southern Fifth
    April 14, 2019
    SAINT LEO, FL – Chase Ibbotson turned in one of his best rounds of the season with a two-under-par 70, leading Florida Southern on day one of the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championships. The 4th-ranked Moccasins put together a team score of 295 (+7), with 7th-ranked Nova Southeastern at the top of the standings with a 282 (-6).
  • 2019 SSC Men's Golf Championships Begin Sunday at Lake Jovita
    April 13, 2019
    The 2019 Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golf Championships begin Sunday at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Saint Leo where Florida Southern will join 10 other schools for the three-round, 54-hole tournament played on the club’s north course. It’s the seventh time the SSC Championships have been held at Lake Jovita, and the University of Tampa is this year’s host school.
  • Moccasin Men’s Golf Team Moves up Four Spots on Final Day of Argonaut Invitational to Finish Ninth
    April 02, 2019
    PENSACOLA, FL – Behind scores of 73 from Max Coutsolioutsos and Michael VanDerLaan, 4th-ranked Florida Southern climbed four spots in the final day of the Argonaut Invitational to finish in a tie for ninth place in the Moccasins’ final tournament of the regular season.
  • Anderson Among Second-Round Leaders at Argonaut Invitational with Florida Southern 13th as a Team
    April 01, 2019
    PENSACOLA, FL – With senior Christian Anderson among the individual leaders at one-under-par 143, No. 4 Florida Southern concluded the first day of the Argonaut Invitational in 13th place with team scores of 297 and 299.
  • No Change in Top-Five of National Men's Golf Rankings; Florida Southern Still No. 4
    March 29, 2019
    NORMAN, Okla. – With only one regular season tournament remaining on the schedule, the Florida Southern men’s golf team remains No. 4 in the March 29 Bushnell Golfweek Division II coaches poll. There was no change for any of the top six teams in the poll, and the seventh through 11th positions saw only minor changes.
  • Drew Howard Named Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness
    March 25, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College President Dr. Anne B. Kerr has announced the appointment of Drew Howard as the Moccasins’ new Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness. The announcement was made on Monday during a press conference at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
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