UW Women's Golf Ranked No. 25 in GolfWorld Preseason Poll
Sept. 14, 2000
Seattle - The Washington women's golf team is ranked 25th in the preseason GolfWorld College Golf Coaches poll. The Huskies are one of six Pac-10 teams to be featured in the first poll of the season. Duke is ranked atop the poll followed by Arizona, the defending NCAA champions, Stanford and USC. Arizona State is tied for 10th in the poll while UCLA is ranked 16th.
The Husky men are not ranked in the GolfWorld men's poll, but Washington junior Troy Kelly is listed among the top 50 collegiate golfers for the upcoming season.
Kelly, from Bremerton, Wash., was named second-team All-Pac-10 last season and finished the year ranked No. 73. He established himself as one of the top golfers in the nation in 1999 when he placed second at the NCAA Championships, the highest finish for a UW golfer at the NCAAs in school history. He is closing in on current Husky head coach O.D. Vincent's all-time school record for wins, having won 12 tournaments in his career. He needs just five more to match Vincent's record of 17 wins.
The GolfWorld College Golf Coaches poll is voted on by a panel of 19 men's and women's collegiate golf coaches.
The Husky women play their first tournament on Sept. 21 when they travel to Albuquerque, N.M. to participate in the Dick McGuire Invitational. This year's Washington roster includes returning veterans Elisha Au, Louise Friberg, Michelle Grafos and Kelli Kamimura. They will be joined by freshmen Bianca Clark, Jenny Kamimura, Jamie Michaud and Lindsay Morgan.
The Washington men open their fall season September 25-26 by hosting the Husky Invitational at Trophy Lake in Seattle. The tournament is Washington's only home event of the season before moving Washington National Golf Course for the 2001-2002 season.
GolfWorld Preseason Women's Rankings
GolfWorld Preseason Men's Rankings