Flagler Women’s Golf Ranked No. 21 in Preseason Poll

Flagler Women’s Golf Ranked No. 21 in Preseason Poll

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The Flagler College women’s golf team was ranked No. 21 in the preseason Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division II Top 25 poll, which was released this afternoon (Aug. 30).

Flagler won its third consecutive Peach Belt Conference title last spring and advanced to its sixth-straight NCAA Division II regional.

The Saints were the only school in the PBC to be ranked in the preseason poll. Within the Southeast Region, Flagler was joined by Limestone College (No. 10), Wingate University (No. 24), and Carson-Newman University (No. 25).

Barry University received four first-place votes to eke out Dallas Baptist University, who also garnered four first-place votes, by six points. Last year’s national runners-up, Cal State San Marco, was picked to finish third and it collected three first-place votes. The University of Indianapolis and Lynn University rounded out the top five.  

Santiago Cavanagh, Flagler’s director of golf, returns for his 11th season at the helm of the program. He welcomes back second-team All-PBC selection Kim Jakobs, who averaged 77.60 strokes per round last year. Also returning are Bella Petrone, Katya King, and Ella Stromfelt. Three newcomers join the team this fall.

Flagler opens the fall campaign at The Battle at Old South, Sept. 21-22, at Bluffton, South Carolina. The Saints will host the 17th annual Flagler Fall Slam Oct. 21-22 at the Marsh Creek Country Club.

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.

Division II WGCA
Coaches Preseason Poll

Rank

University (First Place Votes)

Points

1

Barry University(4)

286

2

Dallas Baptist University(4)

280

3

California State University San Marcos(3)

273

4

University of Indianapolis

258

5

Lynn University

241

6

Nova Southeastern University(1)

234

7

Arkansas Tech University

201

8

West Texas A&M University

198

9

University of Findlay

195

10

Limestone College

186

11

Grand Valley State University

182

12

Florida Southern College

162

13

Saint Leo University

157

14

Rollins College

152

15

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

123

16

Oklahoma Christian University

120

17

University of Tampa

111

18

Academy of Art University

109

19

Lee University

97

20

St. Mary's University (Texas)

91

21

Flagler College

66

22

St. Edward's University

46

23

Northeastern State University

27

24

Wingate University

24

T25

Carson-Newman University

20

T25

University of Missouri-St. Louis

20

Others Receiving Votes: University of Central Missouri(17); Lenoir Rhyne University(8); University of Central Oklahoma(8); Sonoma State University (5);Simon Fraser University(3)