Women's college golf rankings: Ringler's preseason top 30 players

School is back in session and another college golf season is upon us. Golfweek‘s Lance Ringler reveals his preseason top 30 players (first-, second- and third-team All-Americans) for women’s college golf in 2017-18.

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FIRST TEAM

1. Leona Maguire (Sr.), Duke

Fresh off second POY Award win in three years, Maguire enters final year as most accomplished player in college golf.


2. Jennifer Kupcho (Jr.), Wake Forest

Finished previous college season 2nd-T3rd-2nd-1st-T2nd.


3. Andrea Lee (So.), Stanford

After three wins and seven top 3s in Freshman of the Year campaign, Lee should challenge for top spot in college golf.


4. Cheyenne Knight (Jr.), Alabama

Recorded two wins last year and as steady as they come, she will remain one of college golf’s best.


5. Linnea Strom (Jr.), Arizona State

With Sun Devils losing Monica Vaughn, the Swede’s penchant for consistently high finishes will be counted on even more.


6. Lilia Vu (Jr.), UCLA

Somehow quietly won four straight events last spring and should serve as leader on loaded UCLA squad.


7. Kristen Gillman (So.), Alabama

Had stellar freshman season that included five consecutive top-7 showings heading into NCAAs and gives Crimson Tide incredible 1-2 punch.


8. Jillian Hollis (Jr.), Georgia

Stepped up big late last spring and will need to continue that in hopes of leading Georgia as a top team.


9. Albane Valenzuela (So.), Stanford

\Very talented sophomore who made final at U.S. Women’s Amateur this past summer.


10. Paphangkorn Tavatanakit (Fr.), UCLA

Top recruit in the Class of 2017 primed to continue Bruins’ trend of outstanding newcomers

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SECOND TEAM

Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M

Senior


Haley Moore, Arizona

Junior


Mariel Galdiano, UCLA

Sophomore


Dewi Weber, Miami

Junior


Robynn Ree, USC

Junior


Lauren Stephenson, Alabama

Junior


Pimnipa Panthong, Kent State

Sophomore


Alice Hewson, Clemson

Junior


Matilda Castren, Florida State

Senior


Morgane Metraux, Florida State

Junior

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THIRD TEAM

India Clyburn, North Carolina State

Junior


Amy Lee, Baylor

Senior


Sarah Burnham, Michigan State

Senior


Hannah Kim, Northwestern

Senior


Emilia Migliaccio, Wake Forest

Freshman


Dylan Kim, Arkansas

Junior


Ainhoa Olarra, South Carolina

Senior


Krystal Quihuis, Arizona

Senior


Olivia Mehaffey, Arizona State

Sophomore


Elodie Van Dievoet, Michigan

Junior

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