Lady Braves Debut at No. 16 in Golf World/NGCA Poll
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Following a season that culminated in a Peach Belt Conference Championship and a berth at the NCAA Regional Tournament, the UNCP women's golf team debuted in the first edition of the Golf World/National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Women's Golf Poll at No. 16.
The 2010-11 season brought saw the squad spending a large amount of the season inside the top 10 on the Golfstat head-to-head rankings - moving up as high as seventh. The Lady Braves captured six tournament victories during the year, including five consecutive wins at one point, en route to the 2011 PBC Championship and a berth in the NCAA Regional.
They captured eight of the 11 possible PBC Women's Golfer of the Week awards during the campaign, with departed senior Katja Dammann and junior Meghan Moore earning the award on three occasions, and fellow junior Shauna Walor earning the award twice. A member of the squad captured medalist honors in five tournaments, including the 2011 PBC Individual Championship by Dammann.
The Lady Braves led the PBC in stroke average (309.8) which set a new school record, and was 12.8 shots per round better than the team that finished second. The squad also sported five of the top-15 golfers in terms of stroke average, including No. 1 Moore and No. 4 Walor, and the Lady Braves also recorded seven of the nine lowest combined scores in the conference during the season.
Moore and Walor were all named First Team All-PBC and Dana Watkins was named PBC Freshman of the Year as well as Second Team All-PBC. The Lady Braves recorded a combined 112-13 win-loss record during the season. The women's squad finished at No. 8 in the Golfstat head-to-head rankings.
The 2011-12 version of PBC Women's Golf and UNCP Coach of the Year David Synan's squad features seven returners as well as newcomer Lizzie Bundy, a transfer from Division I UNC Greensboro. The lone player lost from last year's squad was Dammann, who graduated in May.
The full poll can be found HERE.