PLNU to continue men’s golf through 2013

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Three weeks after announcing it would cut four athletic programs, including men’s golf, Point Loma Nazarene University said March 17 that it will implement a three-year phase-out for student athletes on those teams. The move allows current freshmen to compete at PLNU for four years.

The three programs – men’s golf, men’s track and field and men’s cross country – are scheduled for cancellation following the 2013 athletic year. Women’s golf will be added beginning in the fall of 2011.

Point Loma Nazarene is a 3,500-student university located in San Diego. The men’s golf team is coming off one of its most successful campaigns in school history, after finishing the 2008-09 season ranked 15th in the nation. The Sea Lions have won in two of their past three starts this spring, and will compete in the Thunderbird Invitational March 29-30 at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz.

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