LANCASTER, Pa. -- Five-time defending champion Franklin & Marshall edged perennial contender McDaniel by the narrowest of margins for top billing in the 2019 Centennial Conference Men's Golf Preseason Poll. The Diplomats secured four first-place votes and 34 points, while the Green Terror collected 33 points and the other three first-place nods.
Swarthmore ranked third in the voting with 24 points, followed by Gettysburg (21) and Dickinson (17) in the top five. Muhlenberg (12) and Ursinus (6) rounded out the poll in sixth and seventh place, respectively.
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2019 Centennial Conference Men's Golf Preseason Poll
Points (First-place votes)
|1.||Franklin & Marshall||34 (4)|
Returning All-Centennial Players
Dan Altieri, Sr, Swarthmore, Skillman, N.J./Montgomery (2017 & 2018)
Justin Lankler, Jr, Franklin & Marshall, Westfield, N.J./Westfield (2018)
Dane Sethre-Hofstad, Sr, Gettysburg, Moorhead, Minn./Moorhead (2018)
Vasmi Damerla, Sr, Swarthmore, Arcadia, Calif./Arcadia (2016 & 2017)
Danny Harcourt, Sr, Gettysburg, Fanwood, N.J./Saint Peter's Prep (2016)