The busy summer season for amateurs has come to an end as schools across the country are back up, meaning college golf is back in season.
Stanford, with an invited roster that includes the two best amateurs in the world, is no surprise at # 1 and offers great depth even after these two marquee players. It’s a similar story of depth in the Wake Forest (which has been a constant theme for the Demon Deacons) and solidifies that team at number 2. Defending NCAA Champion Ole Miss and runner-up Oklahoma State also finished in the top 10 than you give back large parts of last year’s postseason squad.
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The top of the Cardinal lineup is as tough as it gets with the world’s # 1 and # 2 amateurs in Rose Zhang and Rachel Heck. There is also a USGA champion (Angelina Ye) and a British amateur champion (Aline Krauter) in the mix. Hard to see that Stanford isn’t the year-round team to beat.
The Demon Deacons have maintained their depth for the past four seasons. Lauren Walsh and Rachel Kuehn are strong returnees, with head coach Kim Lewellen also bringing newcomer Carolina Chacarra-Lopez and Maryland transfer Virunpat Olankitkunchai into the team.
The Rebels return with a near-full national title roster. Expect punchy Englishwoman Ellen Hume to step into the job vacated by graduate Kennedy Swann.
Gina Kim is a leader on this team, but the Blue Devils need her to stay in Durham year-round (she just won Stage 1 of LPGA Q-School) to make some noise in the postseason.
Seminoles seemed to be overlooked last season until they won an NCAA Regional. Senior Beatrice Wallin leads strong supporting actors.
Another team with a Swedish superstar. Ingrid Lindblad and Latanna Stone are the front women of a team that will sharpen the ax with a tough competition plan.
The loss of Maja Stark hits hard, but Maddison Hinson-Tolchard and the transfer of Caley McGinty can make up some of that loss.
A full roster here, including four players who finished last season in the Top 100 of Golfweek who are returning as SEC team champions this season.
The young Bruins team will take over the great leadership from Emma Spitz. Alessia Nobilio and new signing Zoe Campos will also be factors.
Vivian and Yu-Sang Hou, sisters from Taiwan, will be great players for the Wildcats provided they return after LPGA Q-School.
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