Tommie Men's Golf is ranked No. 22 in the Bushnell Golfweek Division III preseason top-25 poll released Friday.
Coach Scott Proshek's team placed 15th last May at the national meet -- the program's third top-15 NCAA finish in the last four seasons.
Just six Upper Midwest teams made the top 25: No. 1-ranked Illinois Wesleyan; No. 6 Wittenberg (Ohio); No. 15 St. John's; No. 18 Hope (Mich.); St. Thomas; and No. 25 UW-Eau Claire. Gustavus is among thefirst five teams in the receiving votes category, just out of the rankings.
St. Thomas holds tryouts next week and opens its season with a two-day dual meet Aug. 29-30 against Gustavus. Senior All-America Emmet Herb and juniors Peder Larson and Miles McCarthy all return from the Tommies' five-man lineup last May at the NCAA meet.
Tommies in 2019 D-III Fall Sport Rankings
Football: No. 7
Men's Soccer: No. 12
Women's Soccer: No. 19
Men's Golf: No. 22
Volleyball: Receiving votes, just out of top 25
Men's Cross Country: TBD
Women's Cross Country: TBD