We are counting down the top 30 women’s teams heading into the fall college season.
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2012-13 Golfweek rank: 39
Go-to girl: Junior Brooke Bellomy
Season outlook: The Fighting Camels won six times in 12 starts last season, set team records for the lowest 18-hole, 36-hole and 54-hole team totals, and saw three players – Brooke Bellomy, Maria Jose Benavides and Kaylin Yost – capture individual titles. Campbell, which lost only one starter (Teresa Urquizu) to graduation, should again be led by juniors Bellomy, who won the Golfweek Program Challenge, and Lisbeth Brooks, each of whom posted eight top-15 finishes as sophomores. Longtime head coach John Crooks has advanced the Camels to an NCAA regional 16 times in the past 21 years and should do so again. If Yost, the Big South Player of the Year as a sophomore, can regain her 2011-12 form and, along with fellow senior Benavides and sophomore Tahnia Ravnjak, provide more consistent support of Bellomy and Brooks, Campbell could do more than that.
– Cassie Stein