Full Poll (via Golf Digest)
NORTHFIELD, Minn.—The Carleton College women’s golf team is ranked 21st in the first Golf World/Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division III poll of the spring season.
The Knights, who recorded a trio of runner-up finishes in five tournaments this past fall, fell one spot from the final poll of the fall season. Carleton is one of three Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) schools in the rankings. University of St. Thomas, which edged Carleton by a mere shot at the MIAC Championships, moved up one slot to 13th, while Gustavus Adolphus College is ranked 19th. Carleton heads into the spring season with a 3-1-0 head-to-head mark against the Gusties.
Methodist University (N.C.) who won its final three events of the season, including the NCAA Preview event, is ranked first, followed by Washington University (Mo.), Williams College (Mass.), Texas-Tyler, and DePauw University (Ind.).
The Knights open their spring season at the UC-Santa Cruz Invitational on March 29-30 at highly-regarded Pacific Grove Golf Links. That field includes ninth-ranked Redlands University (Calif.) and 14th-ranked George Fox University (Ore.).