News & ToursJuly 30, 2009

One month to go before 2009-10 begins

One month left until the start of the 2009-10 college campaign and with a little more knowledge of what to expect as the season draws near, here is an updated "early" top 10 projection

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  1. Oklahoma State

Rickie Fowler__'s early jump to the pros is offset by the depth of the Cowboy lineup.

__2. Washington

Nick Taylor__ is backing up his strong junior season with the Huskies with arguably the best summer amateur season of any golfer.

__3. Stanford

The play from sophomore-to-be__David Chung, the North & South champion,  the fall-off in Sihwan Kim's play of late.

__4. Arizona State

__Foreign depth is inconsistent at times, but when it's playing well it's going to be tough to beat.

__5. Texas A&M

Haven't heard much from__Cameron Peck this summer but don't be surprised for him to play lights out right from his arrival in College Station.

__6. Alabama

Bud Cauley__ isn't likely to have sophomore slump.

__7. Georgia

__The Bulldogs are the squad most harmed by losses to graduation (Adam Mitchell,Brian Harman). Then again, that's what we were saying two years ago with Brendon Todd and Chris Kirk leaving and UGa remained a national power.

__8. Illinois

Does Coach__Mike Small, having won a second PGA of America Professional National Championship title, have any eligibility remaining?

__9. Florida

Lots of fresh blood coming in, with__Tyson Alexander expected to offer senior spark.

__10. Duke

Great recruiting class coming in will help coach__Jamie Green prove why he was the right choice for the Blue Devils in replacing O.D. Vincent.

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  1. Arizona State

Love the depth.Jennifer Johnson's addition allows for the lose to graduation of__Azahara Munoz and Jennifer Osborn to sting a little less.

__2. USC

Jennifer Song__ has gotten over NCAA Championship slip up with her WAPL victory and low amateur honors at U.S. Women's Open

__3. UCLA

Sydnee Michaels__ looks to have worked through her spring swing overhaul and Tiffany Lua looks like a starter in an already packed line up.

__4. Denver

While losing in the final at the WAPL and Girls' Junior,Kimberly Kim's game seems to have turned a corner with her advancing that far. Senior__Stephanie Sherlock might be most underrated player in all of college golf.

__5. Auburn

Cydney Clanton__ is having solid summer and Candace Schepperle could contend for player of the year.

__6. Wake Forest

Incoming freshman__Michelle Shin is having solid summer after earning berth in the U.S. Women's Open.

__7. Purdue

Boilermakers have players ready for primetime in__Maude Aimee LaBlanc and Junthima Gulyanamitta.

__8. Oklahoma State

Lose a lot of experience in seniors__Pernilla Lindberg and Karin Kinnerud but rookies Victoria Park and Jane Rah should help fill the gap.

__9. Pepperdine

__The Waves have lots of players who can go low, which is always a plus.

__10. Virginia

Whitney Neuhauser__and Calle Nielson have had successful summers and freshman-to-be Brittany Altomare is one to watch.

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