Women's Golf Opens Season Ranked No. 4

Barry women's golf team opens the season Sept. 15 with a No. 4 national ranking. NCAA photo

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University women's golf team is ranked No. 4 in the Golf World/Women's Golf Coaches Association preseason poll.

The Buccaneers, who finished third at last year's NCAA Division II National Championships, received 537 points and one first-place vote. Defending national champion Lynn, a Sunshine State Conference parter of Barry, is the preseason No. 1-ranked team after collecting 16 first-place votes and 615 points.

Nova Southeastern is ranked second, having earned seven first-place votes and 592 points. Despite not qualifying for the NCAA Championships, Rollins was third with 541 points and one first-place vote. Florida Southern is ranked fifth with 499 points. All of the top five schools compete in the SSC.

Barry will open the season Sept. 15-16 at the Florida Gulf Coast Eagle Invitational in Bonita Springs, Fla. The Buccaneers, who bring back individual NCAA champion Nancy Vergara, will compete in three tournaments in October to complete the fall season. 

The Bucs begin the spring season Feb. 1-2 at the Tusculum Women's Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C. They will compete in two events in February, two in March and two in April. Barry will host the Lady Bucs Invitational March 17-18 at Shula's Golf Club in Miami Lakes. 

Barry will be attempting to qualify for its third straight NCAA Championships, which will be held this year in Conover, N.C., May 14-17.

Golf World/WGCA coaches’ poll
Preseason Issue
Division II

Rank Team Points 2013 NCAAs
1. Lynn (16) 615 Won
2. Nova Southeastern (7) 592 2
3. Rollins (1) 541 DNP
4. Barry (1) 537 3
5. Florida Southern 499 DNP
6. St. Edward’s 464 4
7. Tarleton State 395 6
8. Florida Tech 342 DNP
9. Dallas Baptist 306 DNP
10. No Team *
11. West Florida 280 DNP
12. Indianapolis (1) 278 7
13. Central Oklahoma 268 10
14. UNC Pembroke 257 DNP
15. Armstrong Atlantic State 254 DNP
16. Flagler 230 DNP
17. Midwestern State 217 DNP
18. Newberry 209 DNP
19. California U. (Pa.) 170 9
20. Saint Leo 155 DNP
21. Augustana College 139 11
22. Northeastern State 130 8
23. Grand Valley State 123 DNP
24. Lander 122 DNP
25. Newman 104 DNP

Also receiving votes: CSU-Monterey Bay, 84; Ashland, 69; Ferris State, 50; Sonoma State, 48; Columbus State, 46; Drury, 43; S.W. Oklahoma State, 42; Mount Olive, 39; Carson-Newman, 27; Missouri-St. Louis; 27; Tusculum, 27; Findlay, 25; Belmont Abbey, 24; Coker, 23; King College, 22; Chico State, 19; Wheeling Jesuit, 19; Barton, 18; Merrimack, 17; Arkansas Tech, 16; Pfeiffer, 16; Hawaii-Hilo, 15; Southern Indiana, 15; Academy of Art, 14; West Texas A&M, 14; Lewis, 12; Northwood, 12; Montevallo, 10; Seton Hill, 10; Angelo State, 9; Concord, 9; Converse, 9; Lincoln Memorial, 9; Notre Dame College, 8; Gannon, 7; Incarnate Word, 7; Shorter, 7; Ohio Dominican, 6; St. Joseph’s College, 5; Maryville, 5; Minnesota State-Moorhead; West Georgia, 5; Bellarmine, 4; North Georgia, 4; Texas A&M-Commerce, 4; Kutztown, 3; Northwest Missouri State, 3; California Baptist, 2; Western New Mexico, 2; Catawba, 1.

First-place votes in parenthesis.
Polls conducted by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.
* - An error in the coaches voting inadvertently listed Grand Canyon, which is now Division I, at tied for No. 9. The WGCA decided not to revote for the preseason poll.

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