Redlands Notches Top Spot in SCIAC Women’s Golf Preseason Poll

Redlands Notches Top Spot in SCIAC Women’s Golf Preseason Poll

The University of Redlands has been selected first in the 2017 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s golf preseason coaches’ poll. The Bulldogs received 62 points and seven first-place votes, to finish ahead of runner-up Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (52 points/one first-place vote) by ten points.

“It is an honor to have been selected as the preseason favorite by the SCIAC women’s golf coaches,” said Redlands head coach Jack Stewart.  “We’re looking forward to a terrific SCIAC season and wish all the teams good luck.”

Following Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Pomona-Pitzer was selected to finish third and garnered 44 points, while Whittier was just a point behind in fourth with 43 and Cal Lutheran was fifth with 38. Chapman was tabbed sixth with 21 points followed by Occidental (19) and La Verne (8).

Last season, the Bulldogs won their second consecutive SCIAC Championship with a seven round aggregate score of 929 with Caroline Ordian taking the medalist honors with a three round total of 224 (77-75-72).  Despite not having a conference automatic qualifier into the NCAA tournament the Bulldogs received an at-large bid and finished sixth in their second NCAA appearance.  Ordian, the 2016 SCIAC Athlete of the year, led the Bulldogs as she captured the NCAA Individual title.  Kari and Raquel Gordon, All-SCIAC second teamers from 2016, also return for the Bulldogs to compete for a third consecutive SCIAC Championship.

The 2017 SCIAC Golf Championships is a best of seven round aggregate with the first two rounds played at San Dimas Golf Club on February 25-26.  Competition continues on April 8-9 at the Jurupa Hills Country Club with the final three rounds on April 23-25 at Los Serranos Golf Club.

 
 

Institution

Points (first-place votes)

1. Redlands

62 (7)

2. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

52 (1)

3. Pomona-Pitzer

44

4. Whittier

43

5. Cal Lutheran

38

6. Chapman

21

7. Occidental

19

8. La Verne

8