Gina Kabasakalis led the Knights at the MIAC Championships with a T4th finish. Her fall performance helped the Knights move to 19th in the latest NGCA/Golf World coaches poll. (photo by Greg Smith)
NORTHFIELD, Minn.—Carleton College moved up six spots to 19th in the latest Golf World/NGCA Division III college women’s coaches’ poll.
The Knights, who finished their fall campaign by finishing T4th at the MIAC Championships, posted their best fall segment in school history and were rewarded by the pollsters with a leap from T25th from the previous poll. Carleton tallied a quartet of top-four finishes in five starts this fall, posting a 332.6 team average in 11 rounds in the fall. The squad, which featured four first-year players in their starting line-up, recorded the two lowest rounds in school history in finishing third at the Wartburg Invitational, posting 318-319—637 for a 36-hole school record.
The Knights are joined in the top 25 by three other MIAC schools. Gustavus Adolphus, which finished second at the MIAC Championships, is ranked sixth, while newly-minted conference champion St. Olaf moved inside the top 10 at ninth. St. Benedict moved into the poll for the first time at 25th.
Carleton returns to action in the spring, with plans to travel to Florida and face St. Olaf for spring break.