PLNU to cut men's golf, add women's team

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1SooBin KimWashington  68.13 
2Alison LeeUCLA  69.06 
3Leona MaguireDuke  69.52 
4Nanna MadsenS Carolina  69.75 
5Dana FinkelsteinUNLV  69.83 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Washington 70.58 
2South Carolina 70.87 
3UCLA 71.23 
4Duke 71.35 
5Stanford 71.38 

Men's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Cheng Tsung PanWashington  66.95 
2Ollie SchniederjansGA Tech  67.53 
3Lee McCoyGeorgia  68.19 
4Charlie DanielsonIllinois  68.33 
5Hunter StewartVanderbilt  68.42 

Men's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Illinois 68.91 
2Florida State 69.59 
3Oregon 69.67 
4UCLA 69.83 
5LSU 69.90 

Point Loma Nazarene University, which has won two NAIA events in its past four starts this spring, will eliminate four athletic teams, including men’s golf, beginning this fall.

The 3,500-student university, located in San Diego, will add women’s golf to comply with Title IX regulations, starting in the fall of 2011. 

“This was an extremely difficult decision, forced by a number of interrelated factors that left us few alternatives,” athletic director Ethan Hamilton said in a statement. 

Coming off one of its most successful campaigns in school history, the Sea Lions, who finished the 2008-09 season ranked 15th in the nation, have not placed worse than seventh in four events this spring, including victories in their past two tournaments. Then-senior Sam Cyr won the NAIA individual championship for the second straight year in 2009, and he also was recognized as the NAIA’s top golfer. 

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