ATHENS, Ga. — Following a strong showing in the first three tournaments of the fall, the Georgia women’s golf team is ranked No. 4 in the nation in the recently released first edition of the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
“It’s exciting for the program,” head coach Josh Brewer said. “I’m happy for the 10 players on our roster. Everyone’s hard work and dedication is paying off. They deserve a top-5 ranking based on our results.”
The Bulldogs won the Cardinal Kickoff to open the season and then placed second and third at the Cougar Classic and Mason Rudolph Championship, respectively. Georgia shot even-par at the first two events and was 10-under – the second-best score in school history – at the Mason Rudolph.
Prior to this season, the Bulldogs posted six par-or-better team scores in 413 tournaments all-time. This fall, Georgia has done so three times.
Georgia golfers also are prominent within Golfweek’s individual rankings. Junior Harang Lee is the top-ranked Bulldog at No. 9. All three members of UGA’s celebrated freshman class also are included in the top 50, with Jillian Hollis at No. 33, Bailey Tardy at No. 42 and Rinko Mitsunaga at No. 50.
Georgia is the only team in the top-25 to play three tournaments to date.
“I tried to put a busy schedule together to start the year because I knew everyone would be playing golf all summer,” Brewer said. “Everyone played really well in the summer, and I was hoping that would carry over into our play this fall. This is a great start to the season for our program. We’ll try to keep building on it.”
Alabama, which overtook the Bulldogs in the final round to win the Mason Rudolph, is ranked No. 1, followed by Stanford, Arkansas, the Bulldogs, Northwestern, Purdue, Kent State, East Carolina, Virginia and Iowa State.