The Top 10 Female Players To Watch
August 25, 2008
Duke, Sr. The '08 U.S. Amateur champ was named national player of the year for record third time after posting four wins,71.0 avg. Her worst finish in 32 college starts: T-10.
Arizona State, Sr. Spaniard won NCAAs and was runner-up at U.S. Amateur. Had seven top-5s in 2007-08 and finished worse than eighth just once in 11 starts. Posted 71.97 avg.
USC, Jr. British Amateur champ in '06 finished fourth at NCAAs, made it to U.S. Amateur semifinals. Final-round avg. (72.09) was fourth in nation. Hit 91.3 percent of fairways.
UCLA, Sr. Won second U.S. WAPL in three years after falling in playoff at NCAAs. Member of the U.S. Curtis Cup and World Amateur teams. Six top-5s and 10 top-10s.
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UCLA, Soph. A first-team All-American after winning twice and posting six top-10s. Low am at the U.S. Women's Open (T-10) and made cut at Kraft Nabisco, British Open.
Arizona State, Jr. Claimed British Am title in June after losing in finals last two years. Nine top-10s last season included T-5 at NCAAs. Two-time first-team All-American.
Purdue, Sr. Became first Boilermaker to win Big Ten title, capping second straight first-team All-American season. Her 71.9 avg. was 1.3 shots better than in 2006-07.
Arizona State, Fr. Will enroll in January after playing for Spain in third World Am Team Championship. Was '07 British Am champ. Reached quarters at '08 U.S. Amateur.
Okla. State, Sr. First Cowgirl in more than 20 years to be named a first-team All-American in consecutive seasons. Her career average of 73.88 is the best in OSU history.
Pepperdine, Soph. Second-team All-American who posted the Waves' best finish in nine of 10 starts. Co-medalist at WCC Championship. Had a 22.3 percent birdie-conversion rate.