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 five players to watch during the upcoming season.
Two-time first-team All-American Abbey Gittings enters her senior season at Nova Southeastern with a long list of accomplishments. Gittings was named the NGCA/PING National Player of the Year after becoming the individual champion in the 2012 NCAA Championship, scoring a +10 298. Gittings helped NSU secure its fourth consecutive national team title. She averages a 73.3 score and has gotten 31 birdies during her career.
Last season, Tusculum sophomore Emee Herbert earned a school single-season record 76.71 stroke average, which was good for the 25th lowest in Division II and finished the year ranked in seven national categories, including: 13th in par five scoring (5.08), 19th in par three scoring (3.24), 27th in score versus par (+4.78), 32nd in subpar strokes per round (1.77), 35th in par four scoring (4.37) and 41st in birdies (39).
In one of her first tournaments at Grand Canyon in 2012, freshman standout Charlotte Jaengkit won the individual title for the Arizona Christian Fall Kickoff and then last spring tied for 23rd at the NCAA Championships. Jaengkit was also runner-up at the 2010 Junior Classic with a +17 161 and finished eighth at the Inland Empire Junior Championship.
Grand Canyon Athletics
In her first year at St. Edward's, Wallis Spears shot a school-record 68 at the national championship. Last spring, Spears recorded the two best scores of the year shooting a 68 and 69 in the UCO/Mahogany Classic and the Doc Housewright Invitational and earned NGCA second-team All-America honors as well as Heartland Conference Player of the Year.
St. Edward's Athletics
As a junior in 2012, Megan Kiley played in all 12 tournaments for Florida Southern and was second on the team with a 77.21 stroke average. Kiley was the school's top golfer in three of its five spring tournaments, and was number two in both the SSC tournament and the NCAA Division II Finals. She has earned three top-five finishes, five in the top-10 and finished in 16th place at the NCAA Championship with a score of 318.
Florida Southern Athletics