Here's where a junior golfer needs to be ranked to make a Division I roster

Canon Claycomb

Here's where a junior golfer needs to be ranked to make a Division I roster

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Here's where a junior golfer needs to be ranked to make a Division I roster

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Navigating the road through junior golf to college golf is an inexact science. There’s no formula to follow and everyone’s path, particularly to high-level Division I golf, looks a little different.

One of the questions asked most frequently throughout the recruiting process involves a player’s ranking, more specifically, “Where do I need to be ranked to secure a spot on a college golf roster?”

Golfweek sorted the list of recent National Letter of Intent signees from the class of 2020 in search of that answer. Data from that class provides a reference point.

A junior boy ranked inside the top 500 overall can safely assume he has the game to play Division I college golf. According to data from the class of 2020, a player inside the top 150 in his class can play Division I golf.

On the girls side, being inside the top 300 overall will get a player a look from Division I schools. Class by class, a player needs to be ranked inside the top 100 players.

The following charts (scroll down to see girls) list 2020 NLI signees with their overall Golfweek Junior Ranking as of Dec. 1, 2019.

Note that these lists do not include all NLI signees and only include players who were ranked by Golfweek (played five or more Golfweek-ranked events) at the time of signing. Also note that there are unranked players who do sign with Division I schools.

Boys

Class rank Player Hometown GW rank College
1 Canon Claycomb Bowling Green, Kentucky 1 Alabama
2 Karl Vilips Wesley Chapel, Florida 2 Stanford
3 Joe Pagdin Sheffield, England 3 Florida
4 Michael Brennan Leesburg, Virginia 4 Wake Forest
5 Maxwell Moldovan Uniontown, Ohio 5 Ohio State
6 Tyler Wilkes Tampa, Florida 7 Florida
7 Jake Beber-Frankel Miami 9 Stanford
8 George Duangmanee Fairfax, Virginia 11 Virginia
9 Brett Roberts Coral Springs, Florida 15 Florida State
10 Michael Thorbjornsen Wellesley, Massachusetts 16 Stanford
11 Andi Xu El Cajon, California 22 San Diego
12 Aaron Du Lake Mary, Florida 23 California
13 Jimmy Zheng New Zealand 24 Duke
14 John Marshall Butler Louisville, Kentucky 25 Auburn
15 Taehoon Song Buena Park, California 26 Washington
16 Ian Siebers Bellevue, Washington 28 Duke
17 Carson Bacha York, Pennsylvania 30 Auburn
18 Yuki Moriyama Las Vegas 31 Oregon
19 Ethan Chung Murrieta, California 32 Southern California
20 Jeewon Park Lake Mary, Florida 34 Arizona State
21 Stephen Campbell Richmond, Texas 37 Oklahoma
22 Sampson-Yunhe Zheng Orlando, Florida 38 California
23 Caden Fioroni La Jolla, California 40 Pepperdine
24 Ben Lorenz Peoria, Arizona 42 Oklahoma
25 Nicholas Arcement Thibodaux, Louisiana 43 LSU
26 Tucker Clark Scottsdale, Arizona 44 Notre Dame
27 Jack Heath Charlotte, North Carolina 46 San Diego State
28 Jonah Leach Windermere, Florida 48 Florida
29 Trey Bosco Austin, Texas 50 Baylor
30 Drew Doyle Louisville, Kentucky 51 LSU
31 Sam Sommerhauser Lincoln, California 53 Arizona
32 Noah Kumar Sarasota, Florida 55 Florida Southern
33 Piercen Hunt Hartland, Wisconsin 58 Illinois
34 Nick Gabrelcik Trinity, Florida 59 North Florida
35 Drew Salyers Howard, Ohio 60 Indiana
36 Hiroshi Tai Singapore 63 Georgia Tech
37 Jaxon Dowell Edmond, Oklahoma 65 Oklahoma
38 Cole Sherwood Austin, Texas 66 Vanderbilt
39 Braedon Wear Maryville, Tennessee 68 Tennessee at Chattanooga
40 Shane Ffrench San Diego 69 Southern California
41 Jansen Preston Lexington, Kentucky 71 Vanderbilt
42 Aidan Kramer Oviedo, Florida 79 Georgia Tech
43 Leopoldo Herrera Doral, Florida 80 Central Florida
44 Liam Shinn Norcross, Georgia 81 South Carolina
45 Randall Fojtasek Dallas 83 Texas
46 Vishnu Sadagopan Pearland, Texas 90 Texas A&M
47 Peter Fountain Raleigh, North Carolina 91 North Carolina
48 Walker Franklin Broomfield, Colorado 92 Louisville
49 Angelo Marcon San Francisco 96 Notre Dame
50 Michael Heidelbaugh Dallas 97 Texas A&M
51 Caden McMackin Laguna Beach 98 Loyola-Marymount
52 Adam Bratton Newburgh, Indiana 99 Georgia Tech
53 Alfred Raja Bogor 104 Oregon State
54 Ryan Eshleman Birmingham, Alabama 106 Auburn
55 Rafe Reynolds Greenville, South Carolina 108 South Carolina
56 James Tureskis Naples, Florida 111 Florida State
57 Jaron Leasure Nashville 115 Virginia
58 Brandon Robison Centerville, Utah 117 Utah
59 Jackson Moss San Diego 121 San Diego State
60 JP Cave Mobile, Alabama 122 Alabama
61 Zachary Reuland Rock Hill, South Carolina 123 College of Charleston
62 Campbell Kremer Louisville, Kentucky 124 Kentucky
63 Grayson Wotnosky Wake Forest, North Carolina 129 Virginia
64 Cameron Piedra Coral Gables, Florida 130 Duke
65 Gray Albright Ocala, Florida 131 Florida State
66 Gregory Solhaug Stavern, Norway 136 Oregon
67 James Roller Jenks, Oklahoma 137 Texas Tech
68 Kye Meeks Walnut, Mississippi 142 Mississippi
69 Parker Rostowsky Kennesaw, Georgia 143 Georgia
70 August Meekhof Eastmanville, Michigan 144 Michigan State
71 Davis Cooper Overland Park, Kansas 145 Kansas
72 Nicholas Mathews Mebane, North Carolina 147 North Carolina State
73 Matthew Watkins Rockwall, Texas 157 New Mexico
74 Johnny Ward Lake Oswego, Oregon 164 Santa Clara
75 Lindsey Cordell Rome, Georgia 174 Georgia Southern
76 Jacob Borow Lake Jackson, Texas 176 Houston
77 Henry Frizzell Dallas 177 Arkansas Tech
78 Chad Cliff Pleasanton, California 181 UC – Davis
79 Jackson Davenport Austin, Texas 185 West Virginia
80 Jarrod Johnson Tucson, Arizona 198 Troy
81 Jack Lundin Sioux Falls, South Dakota 203 Nebraska
82 Tate Herrenbruck Salina, Kansas 206 Kansas
83 Andres Aranguren San Juan, Puerto Rico 208 Houston
84 Luke Morgan Guthrie, Oklahoma 209 Baylor
85 Matias La Grutta Cary, North Carolina 216 Clemson
86 Gunnar Broin Chanhassen, Minnesota 224 Colorado State
87 Justin Biwer San Diego 227 Colorado
88 Joseph Zambri Camarillo, California 232 Southern California
89 Jack Smyth North Tustin, California 233 Cal State – Fullerton
90 Price Brown Mobile, Alabama 237 UAB
91 Cole Wilczek Genoa, Nevada 238 Odessa college
92 Clay Stirsman Carmel, Indiana 246 Wake Forest
93 Tommy Lamb Raleigh, North Carolina 259 UNC Greensboro
94 Cody Winkler McKinney, Texas 261 Louisiana-Monroe
95 Jackson Skeen Johnson City, Tennessee 262 Tennessee
96 James Ballato Fernandina Beach, Florida 268 Army
97 Charlie Hanson Richmond, Virginia 270 Virginia Tech
98 Darien Zhao San Diego 272 UC – Irvine
99 Thomas Salanito Palm Harbor, Florida 277 Florida Gulf Coast
100 Cooper Smith Tampa, Florida 278 North Florida
101 Bradley Vu Santa Cruz, California 279 Colorado School of MInes
102 Stewart Slayden Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 293 Notre Dame
103 Bryce Walker Bartow, Florida 295 Florida Southern
104 Jake Marler Shreveport, Louisiana 297 Louisiana-Lafayette
105 Austin Cherichella Orlando, Florida 298 Florida Gulf Coast
106 Mac Scott Birmingham, Alabama 299 Furman
107 Nathan Weber Frisco, Texas 306 Sam Houston State
108 Ryan Hartanto San Diego 308 Saint Mary’s University
109 Kolbe Irei Honolulu 310 UC – Irvine
110 Jackson Drake Lubbock, Texas 311 Oral Roberts
111 James Allen Scarsdale, New York 312 Penn State
112 Henry Fitzhugh San Gabriel, California 314 UC – Irvine
113 Will Stakel Norcross, Georgia 316 West Virginia
114 Johnny Bai Lake Mary, Florida 318 UC – Irvine
115 Brian Arnold San Marino, California 331 UC Santa Barbara
116 Justin Wingerter Olathe, Kansas 335 Southern Illinois
117 Rhett Sellers Longview, Texas 343 Rutgers
118 Alejandro Nava Monterrey, MEXICO 344 UC – Davis
119 T Payne Johnson Shreveport, Louisiana 347 Texas State
120 Tommy Dallahan Simsbury, Connecticut 349 Connecticut
121 Alexander Gu Darien, Connecticut 361 Dartmouth College
122 Austin Mosher Mt Pleasant, South Carolina 371 Winthrop
123 Tyler Eedy West Branch, Michigan 376 Michigan State
124 Reed Foster McKinney Texas 380 UTSA
125 Jack Morris Franklin, Tennessee 381 Lipscomb
126 Brock Barnhart Robins, Iowa 382 Iowa State
127 Brian Boles Lubbock, Texas 383 Texas Tech
128 Ryan Smith Carlsbad, California 390 North Carolina
129 Ryan Smith Eatonton, Georgia 390 Wisconsin
130 Alex Eickhoff Hillsboro, Illinois 392 Minnesota
131 Junfan Wang Shandong 397 Rochester
132 Palmer McSpadden Fayetteville, Arkansas 399 Central Arkansas
133 Charlie Jackson Norman, Oklahoma 402 Abilene Christian
134 Ali Khan Westerville, Ohio 403 Ball State
135 Ben Warian Stillwater, Minnesota 408 Minnesota
136 Alex Heck Greenwood, Indiana 419 Valparaiso
137 Daniel Tanaka Wilmette, Illinois 422 Butler
138 Ben Carpenter Darien, Connecticut 426 Yale
139 Skyler Ngo Las Vegas 428 San Diego State
140 Garrett Clark Burlington, North Carolina 432 Richmond
141 Reeve Felner Vienna, Virginia 439 Belmont
142 Peter Weaver St. Louis 441 Villanova
143 Eli Mitchell Meridian, Mississippi 444 South Alabama
144 Eric Schuessler Stillwater, Oklahoma 455 UTSA
145 Nicholas Hofman Lafayette, Indiana 463 Purdue
146 Jay Beach Augusta, Georgia 476 Wofford
147 Nels Surtani Noblesville, Indiana 492 Purdue
148 Connery Meyer Marietta, Georgia 496 Western Kentucky
149 Ethan Snyder Dublin, Ohio 497 Dayton
150 Jake Slocum Meridian, Idaho 513 Iowa State
151 Dawson Meek Ozark, Missouri 537 Missouri
152 Damin Strydom Kingwood, Texas 539 Arkansas
153 Hunter McDonough Spicewood, Texas 574 Texas A&M International
154 Matthew Epstein Hopkinton, Massachusetts 585 William & Mary
155 Jared DeVille Loveland, Ohio 608 Ohio University
156 Griffin Hare Tipton, Indiana 609 Ball State
157 Will Horn Rockwall, Texas 616 Sam Houston State
158 Ben Hoagland Evansville, Indiana 634 Michigan
159 Drew Miller Arlington, Tennessee 674 Mississippi
160 Reece Compton Floyd’s Knobs, Indiana 693 Purdue – Fort Wayne
161 Andrew Kaye Avon Lake, Ohio 732 Cleveland State
162 Will Anderson Portage, Michigan 736 Michigan
163 Austin Coyle Frisco, Texas 747 Dallas Baptist
164 Aaron Kuznik Orono, Minnesota 759 Air Force
165 Conner Stevens Brookfield, Ohio 770 Youngstown State
166 Carson Hunsucker San Antonio, Texas 814 Houston
167 Haydon Chapman Marshall, Michigan 849 Wayne State
168 Boston Benn Edmond, Oklahoma 880 Oklahoma City

Girls

Class rank Player Hometown GW rank College
1 Yuka Saso Santa Rosa Laguna, California 1 Georgia
2 Brianna Navarrosa San Diego 5 Southern California
3 Annabell Fuller London, England 7 Florida
4 Anne Chen Sugar Land, Texas 10 Duke
5 Jillian Bourdage Tamarac, Florida 11 Ohio State
6 Kaleiya Romero San Jose, California 12 Pepperdine
7 Rachel Heck Memphis, Tennessee 16 Stanford
8 Christine Wang Houston 17 Southern California
9 Sadie Englemann Austin 19 Stanford
10 Jennifer Cleary Wilmington, Delaware 20 Virginia
11 Elina Sinz Katy, Texas 22 Auburn
12 Mel Green Medina, New York 25 South Florida
13 Maisie Filler Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 26 Florida
14 Nicole Adam Pinehurst, North Carolina 31 North Carolina
15 Ashley Menne Surprise, Arizona 32 Arizona State
16 Mika Jin Fremont, California 33 California
17 Macy Fox Austin, Texas 36 Texas
18 Charlotte Hillary Englewood, Colorado 42 Northwestern
19 Annabelle Pancake Zionsville, Indiana 45 Clemson
20 Ashley Park Irvine, California 49 Texas
21 Taylor Roberts Parkland, Florida 54 Florida State
22 Makenzie Niblett Austin, Texas 55 Texas A&M
23 Yu Kyung Karen Kim Jurupa Valley, California 57 Princeton
24 Camille Boyd Yorba Linda, California 73 Washington
25 Zoe Slaughter Houston 76 Houston
26 Valentina Rossi Argentina 81 Michigan State
27 Alice Hodge Larchmont, New York 82 Florida State
28 Sophia Burnett Bluffton, South Carolina 83 Furman
29 Bentley Cotton Austin, Texas 86 Texas
30 Britta Snyder Ames, Iowa 97 Baylor
31 Leila Raines Galena, Ohio 103 Michigan State
32 Andrea Gomez Huixquilucan, Mexico 104 San Diego State
33 Isabel Sy San Gabriel, California 108 Illinois
34 Ellie Roth Plano, Texas 109 Kansas
35 Madeleine Laux Goodyear, Arizona 113 UNLV
36 Nicole Vivier Austin, Texas 114 SMU
37 SiQin Yu Bradenton, Florida 122 Vanderbilt
38 Nicole Neale Dove Canyon, California 124 Cal Poly
39 Chloe Schiavone Jacksonville, Florida 127 Notre Dame
40 Jordyn Parr Temecula, California 136 San Jose State
41 Camila Madariaga Puebla, MEXICO 144 Lynn University
42 August Meekhof Eastmanville, Michigan 144 Michigan State
43 Julia Kashimura Watertown, Connecticut 151 Princeton
44 Hanseung Chang Austin 156 Houston
45 Hailey Katona Tilbury, Ontario 159 Georgia Southern
46 Rylea Marcum Georgetown, Kentucky 160 Western Kentucky
47 Maddi Olson Abilene, Texas 163 SMU
48 Laney Frye Nicholasville, Kentucky 167 Kentucky
49 Bailey Dunstan Little Rock, Arkansas 171 Samford
50 Haley Quickel Middletown, Delaware 175 James Madison
51 Jiayang Lu Chengdu City, China 179 William & Mary
52 Delaney Martin Boerne, Texas 188 Houston
53 Millburn Ho Scottsdale, Arizona 195 Florida International
54 Kaylee Vesely Austin, Texas 201 Texas
55 Gabriella Gilrowski Westfield, Indiana 205 Georgetown
56 Rebecca Skoler Needham, Massachusetts 206 Virginia
57 Danielle Suh Herndon, Virginia 211 High Point
58 Danielle Suh San Ramon, California 211 San Jose State
59 Arantza Armas Stenner Durango, Mexico 216 New Mexico State
60 Amelia Williams Gainesville, Florida 220 James Madison
61 Mariel Isabella Tee Pasig City, Phillipines 234 University at Albany
62 Caroline Smith Inverness, Illinois 238 Wake Forest
63 Hailey Schalk Erie, Colorado 240 Colorado
64 Jocelyn Bruch Carmel, Indiana 245 Purdue
65 Gabi Tomanka Grapevine, Texas 247 Clemson
66 Maya Benita Tucson, Arizona 254 Arizona
67 Kelley Topiwala Charlotte, North Carolina 259 Samford
68 Megan Chou Los Altos, California 261 SMU
69 Riley Hamilton Reidsville, North Carolina 264 East Carolina
70 Nicole Cee Port St. Lucie, Florida 268 South Carolina
71 Olivia Mitchell Plano, Texas 285 Dallas Baptist
72 Angelina Kim Los Angeles, California 290 Long Beach State
73 Gracie Olkowski Las Vegas, Nevada 301 UNLV
74 Avalon Woodward Palm Desert, California 345 Illinois State
75 Kayla Bartemeyer Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 346 James Madison
76 Allison Paik Providence, Rhode Island 351 Columbia
77 Vynie Chen Centreville, Virginia 362 High Point
78 Lindsey Thiele Wahoo, Nebraska 363 Nebraska
79 Anne Walsh Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 375 Columbia
80 Elizabeth Coffren Owings, Maryland 383 Delaware
81 Madison Head Aledo, Texas 386 Lipscomb
82 Abigail Whittington Evansville, Indiana 390 Xavier
83 Madison Slayton Andover, Kansas 401 Wichita State
84 Sora Kim Houston 406 Texas at Tyler
85 Jayce Hargrove Wolfforth, Texas 407 Texas Tech
86 Meagan Pistone Montgomery, Texas 414 Dallas Baptist
87 Cari Denson Hankamer, Texas 428 Sam Houston State
88 Melinda Yuan San Ramon, California 440 Williams College
89 Gabriela McNelly Mico, Texas 446 Kansas State
90 Victoria Grace Cook Reidsville, North Carolina 453 North Carolina-Greensboro
91 Katherine Adelmann Midlothian, Texas 454 Texas Wesleyan
92 Phoebe Carles Clinton, South Carolina 461 South Carolina
93 Jordan Karrh Frisco, Texas 483 Dallas Baptist
94 Kathryn Gleason Katy, Texas 485 Illinois Springfield
95 Abby Thielbar Zionsville, Indiana 506 Loyola University (IL)
96 Hanna Bullard New Braunfels Texas 515 Dalton State

 

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