Upstate’s Cornfield Ranked No. 151 in NCAA Division I

March 17, 2015 at 10:46 am

cornfield_1415USC Upstate standout golfer Ryan Cornfield continues to play with some of the top golfers in all of Division I men’s golf and is ranked No. 151 in the latest Golfstat Cup rankings.

The Golfstat Cup ranking is one of the key instruments used by the NCAA in determining individual berths to the NCAA Regionals. Cornfield narrowly missed out on a spot in the Regionals last year when he was ranked in the 240’s at the time of the selections.

With 293 schools playing NCAA Division I men’s golf and regularly five players competing per team in each tournament, there are more than 1,450 men’s golfers regularly competing each year. Cornfield is ranked in the top 10 percent of all Division I golfers. Overall, he is ranked No. 190 in all of college golf in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO.

Cornfield is having a strong season in 2014-15. He tops the Spartans with a 72.7 stroke average, three Top 5 finishes and four Top 10 finishes, including a share of the individual championship at the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic in the fall. He owns a team-best .878 winning percentage going 498-69 head-to-head against other tournament players. He also leads the team with 10 rounds under par this season, including a school record 65 at the Camden Collegiate Invitational. He owns a 73.7 career stroke average, which currently ranks second at Upstate behind program all-time great Josh Gallman at 72.7.

Cornfield and the Spartans will hit the links next when it makes the short trip to Greenville to play in the Furman intercollegiate March 27-29 at the Furman University Golf Club.