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

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

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

School is back in session and another college golf season has started. Golfweek‘s Lance Ringler reveals his preseason top 30 players (first-, second- and third-team All-Americans) for men’s college golf in 2018-19.

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FIRST TEAM

1. Collin Morikawa (Sr.), Cal

Talented player will be extra motivated after failing to make NCAA Championship last season.


2. Justin Suh (Sr.), USC

Broke out with five wins last season, yet like Morikawa failed to advance past regionals.


3. Viktor Hovland (Jr.), Oklahoma State

U.S. Amateur title will boost his confidence, but he’ll also miss some events because of it.


4. Braden Thornberry (Sr.), Ole Miss

Can add to his school-record 11 wins, but could leave early if Q-School goes well.


5. Matthew Wolff (So.), Oklahoma State

Missed U.S. Amateur with wrist injury, but if healthy should build on strong freshman season.


6. Davis Riley (Sr.), Alabama

This summer proved that last spring, where he faced challenges on and off the course, was an outlier.


7. Zach Bauchou (Sr.), Oklahoma State

Often overshadowed by Hovland and Wolff, he’s arguably Cowboys’ most reliable player.


8. Chandler Phillips (Sr.), Texas A&M

Not the best summer, but he’s coming off a season in which he won four tournaments.


9. Cole Hammer (Fr.), Texas

Preseason Phil Mickelson Award favorite after great summer that included win at Western Amateur.


10. Will Gordon (Sr.), Vanderbilt

U.S. Amateur quarterfinal run proves he could step up in place of graduated Theo Humphrey.

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SECOND TEAM

Stephen Franken, N.C. State

Junior


Luis Gagne, LSU

Senior


Brad Dalke, Oklahoma

Senior


John Augenstein, Vanderbilt

Junior


Bryson Nimmer, Clemson

Senior


John Pak, Florida State

Sophomore


Mason Overstreet, Arkansas

Junior


Chun An Yu, Arizona State

Junior


Brandon Mancheno, Auburn

Sophomore


Garrett May, Baylor

Senior

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THIRD TEAM

Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine

Senior


Cameron Young, Wake Forest

Senior


Quade Cummins, Oklahoma

Junior


Tyler Strafaci, Georgia Tech

Junior


Noah Goodwin, SMU

Sophomore


Garrett Barber, LSU

Freshman


Patrick Martin, Vanderbilt

Senior


Alex Smalley, Duke

Senior


Brandon Wu, Stanford

Senior


Trent Phillips, Georgia

Freshman

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