Ranking the toughest tournaments last season in men's, women's college golf

Ranking the toughest tournaments last season in men's, women's college golf

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Ranking the toughest tournaments last season in men's, women's college golf

Which tournaments were the strongest during the 2016-17 men’s and women’s college golf seasons? Here’s a look, according to the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings:

(Note: this list does not include conference championships or NCAA postseason events.)

Men

Rank. Semester – Tournament (number of teams) Power rating
1. 2016 Fall – Nike Golf Collegiate Invite (15) 70.43
2. 2016 Fall – The Carmel Cup (8) 70.57
3. 2017 Spring – Southern Highlands Collegiate (15) 70.60
4. 2016 Fall – Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate (17) 70.72
5. 2016 Fall – OFCC/Fighting Illini Invite (15) 70.72
6. 2017 Spring – Querencia Cabo Collegiate (15) 70.79
7. 2017 Spring – The Aggie Invitational (13) 70.85
8. 2017 Spring – Valspar Collegiate (14) 70.99
9. 2016 Fall – Tavistock Collegiate Invitational (15) 71.03
10. 2016 Fall – Carpet Capital Collegiate (13) 71.03
11. 2016 Fall – Gifford Collegiate (8) 71.05
12. 2017 Spring – The Prestige at PGA West (12) 71.28
13. 2017 Spring – SunTrust Gator Invitational (15) 71.29
14. 2017 Spring – Puerto Rico Classic (15) 71.32
15. 2017 Spring – The Amer Ari Invitational (18) 71.37
16. 2016 Fall – Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate (12) 71.38
17. 2016 Fall – The Gopher Invitational (13) 71.45
18. 2017 Spring – 71st Annual Western Intercollegiate (15) 71.48
19. 2017 Spring – The Maxwell (14) 71.51
20. 2017 Spring – General Hackler Championship (15) 71.51
21. 2017 Spring – Schenkel Invitational (14) 71.53
22. 2017 Spring – Hootie At Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (15) 71.54
23. 2016 Fall – Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (11) 71.61
24. 2017 Spring – 3M Augusta Invitational (14) 71.64
25. 2016 Fall – Maui Jim Intercollegiate (16) 71.67
26. 2017 Spring – Linger Longer Invitational (15) 71.77
27. 2017 Spring – Lamkin Grips SD Classic (15) 71.78
28. 2016 Fall – Rod Myers Invitational (13) 71.85
29. 2017 Spring – The Goodwin (23) 71.95
30. 2017 Spring – Mason Rudolph Championship (14) 71.97

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Women

Rank. Semester – Tournament (number of teams) Power rating
1. 2016 – ANNIKA Intercollegiate (12) 71.75
2. 2017 – Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (15) 71.94
3. 2016 – Windy City Collegiate Championship (14) 72.31
4. 2017 – Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (17) 72.41
5. 2016 – Stanford Invitational (17) 72.42
6. 2017 – Liz Murphy Collegiate Classic (11) 72.62
7. 2016 – Nanea Pac-12 Preview (11) 72.67
8. 2017 – Lady Puerto Rico Classic (15) 72.77
9. 2016 – Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invite (16) 72.90
10. 2016 – Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire (16) 72.91
11. 2017 – Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate (17) 73.05
12. 2017 – Clemson Invitational (17) 73.17
13. 2016 – The Schooner Fall Classic (12) 73.17
14. 2017 – Silverado Showdown (18) 73.41
15. 2016 – The Landfall Tradition (18) 73.45
16. 2017 – Ping/ASU Invitational (14) 73.47
17. 2016 – Cougar Classic (21) 73.47
18. 2017 – Bryan National Collegiate (18) 73.48
19. 2016 – Minnesota Invitational (11) 73.49
20. 2016 – Jim West Challenge (15) 73.50
21. 2017 – Bruin Wave Invitational (14) 73.57
22. 2016 – SMU Trinity Forest Invitational (14) 73.59
23. 2017 – LSU Tiger Golf Classic (15) 73.62
24. 2016 – Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate (15) 73.64
25. 2017 – UCF Challenge (16) 73.65
26. 2016 – UTSA Maryb S. Kauth Invitational (14) 73.68
27. 2017 – Briar’s Creek Invitational (18) 73.70
28. 2017 – Seminole Match Up (12) 73.72
29. 2016 – Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship (15) 73.72
30. 2017 – Houston-The Dickson (16) 73.74

 

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