The Top 10 Female Players To Watch

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The Top 10 Female Players To Watch

August 25, 2008

Amanda Blumenherst

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.

Azahara Munoz

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.

Belen Mozo

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.

Tiffany Joh

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.

Maria Jose Uribe

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.

Anna Nordqvist

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.

Maria Hernandez

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.

Carlota Ciganda

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.

Pernilla Lindberg

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.

Taylore Karle

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.

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