DURHAM, NC – The Golf Channel has released its pre-season Top 30 ranking for Division I with the Duke women’s golf program ranked No.4 nationally. The Blue Devils have now been ranked No.2 and No.4 on two preseason rosters.
In the Golf Channel ledger, Stanford held the top spot with Wake Forest, Ole Miss, Duke, LSU, Arizona, Oklahoma State, Florida State, Auburn and Southern California in the top 10.
Duke returns five letter winners from his team that won the 2021 ACC Championship and advanced to the semifinals of match play at the NCAA Championship. Entering his 38th season as head coach of the Blue Devils, Dan Brooks returns senior Gina Kim, junior Megan Furtney, junior Erica Berger, second year Phoebe brinker and second Anne Chen. The trio of Kim, Shepherd and Brinker just won All-America accolades last season.
Brooks also added two rookies into the mix with Sophie Bae and Rylie heflin. The duo of Bae and Heflin have managed to place 23 in the top 5, 34 in the top 10 and 47 in the top 20 in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) since 2016.
The Blue Devils were recently ranked second in the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) rankings.
Duke will open the Fall 2021 Campaign September 13-15 at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, which takes place at the Royal Golf Club in Lake Elmo, Minn.
GolfChannel.com’s Pre-Season Top 30
2. Wake Forest
3. OlÃ© Miss
7. State of Oklahoma
8. State of Florida
11. State of Arizona
15. South Carolina
20. Virginie Tech
28. State of Mississippi
29. State of Kent
30. State of Michigan
Next five: 31. Clemson, 32. Houston, 33. State of Oregon, 34 years old. Miami, 35 years old. Tennessee