Women’s golf moves up the ranks to No. 6

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The University of Washington and Lee women’s golf team moved up seven spots in the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) rankings, the association announced Friday afternoon.

The Blue and Whites added 227 points in the coaches’ vote to jump from 13th place in the pre-season poll to 6th after the first weekend of competition.

The rise through the ranks comes on the heels of an excellent weekend on the greens for the Generals. W&L claimed a third-place team and individual title at the NCAA Division III Women’s Fall Preview over two rounds at El Campeon Golf Course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

Second year student a shelmire (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) claimed her first collegiate singles scoring title in a national field of 95 women on Monday afternoon and was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week after posting five birdies and recording 24 pairs during the preview. and she was the best scoring player on par threes (2.75 average, -2). Shelmire’s 1-under 71 in the second round tied for the second lowest 18 holes in the tournament.

Marcela Mercer (Bigfork, Montana/Flathead) was in the top 20 with a score of 77-75—152 (+8), tying for 11th. The sophomore posted a team-best six birdies and led the field in par 5 scoring (4.63 average, -3).

The Generals improved two positions on the final day of the tournament and tied for third in team points. The team turned in a 306-306 card to finish 39 over par.

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The University of Redlands, originally picked No. 7 in the preseason poll, experienced a similar jump in rankings after winning the team title at El Campeon golf course. The Bulldogs received 287 points and are tied for first place with Emory University, which did not compete in the preview.

The University of Texas at Dallas, which claimed the second position received 217 votes, moved to No. 8 after previously holding No. 20.

Washington and Lee return to the tee in Montgomery, Alabama, next weekend for the MCC Intercollegiate hosted by Huntingdon College on Saturday, September 24 through Monday, September 26.
 

MIZUNO WGCA DIVISION III COACHES SURVEY

Range University (first place votes) Points

T1

Emory University (8)

287

T1

University of Redlands (4)

287

3

George Fox University

241

T4

carnegie mellon university

230

T4

Methodist University

230

6

Washington and Lee University

227

7

Washington University in St. Louis

224

8

University of Texas at Dallas

217

T9

Amherst University

172

T9

University Center

172

eleven

Pomona-Pitzer

170

T12

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

160

T12

williams college

160

14

New York University

133

fifteen

Illinois Wesleyan University

126

sixteen

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

90

17

university of rhodes

82

18

St. Catherine’s University

75

19

carleton university

74

twenty

Bethel University

73

twenty-one

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

59

22

Grinnell College

58

23

Denison University

Four. Five

T24

hamilton university

36

T24

Middlebury University

36

Others receiving votes: University of California, Santa Cruz (33); College of Carthage (29); Christopher Newport University (29); Trinity University (Texas) (25); Oglethorpe University (24); Lynchburg University (23); Central College (15); Gustavo Adolfo School (13); Sewanee: The University of the South (12); California Lutheran University (10); Berry College (7); University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (5); Ohio Northern University (4); Adrian School (3); York University of Pennsylvania (2); Rose Hulman Institute of Technology (1); Wellesley College (1)

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