2013 Schedule | 2013 Championship Info | Championship History
Some players are finishing their college careers, while a few have hit an early stride to make their way onto our list of six players to watch during the upcoming season.
All-American Stephanie Meadow begins her junior season at Alabama after summer victories at the Curtis Cup and the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship. Meadow holds the school's career record of 72.54, as well as program records with three wins during her freshman year and a 72.15 stroke average.
Senior Kim Kaufman has made a name for herself at Texas Tech. She holds school records for the lowest 18-hole score (65) and the lowest 54-hole score (207). Last spring, Kaufman posted one of the top single seasons in school history, finishing with a 73.0 stroke average and her eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships is tied as the highest finish for a Tech player in school history.
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Last season, freshman stand out Camilla Hedberg proved why she was voted the No. 1 amateur player in Spain prior to her arrival at Florida. During her first season, Hedberg won the Cougar Classic with a career-best round score of 66 and a career-best tournament score of 203. She also earned a freshman school record stroke average (73.52), which also ranks third all-time, after participating in 34 rounds of play.
Competing in her first season at Notre Dame, Lindsey Weaver finished the fall term with a 71.60 stroke average through ten rounds. She led the team with four top-25 finishes and four top-10 finishes, earning the best round of the fall schedule with a 68 (-4) fired a 54-hole tournament best of 211 (-5).
As a freshman last season, USC's Doris Chen earned NGCA All-American first team honors, posting six top 11 finishes, including a win at the Pac-12 Championship. Chen finished second on the team in stroke average at 72.85 and became USC's fifth conference medalist when she won the 2012 Pac-12 crown at 1-over 217 (77-72-68) for her first victory as a Trojan. During the summer, Chen earned a spot in the U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship.
During her three years at Duke, All-American Lindy Duncan has definitely made an impression. Duncan won the Golfstat Cup with a 71.07 stroke average, as well as being the third Blue Devil to be named PING NGCA National Player of the Year and competing in two U.S. Opens and the Curtis Cup. Entering her senior season, she has 13 consecutive top eight placements and back-to-back top 10 finishes at the NCAA Championship.