Pioneers Move Up Six Spots to 18 in Golfstat Rankings
Denver with highest ranking since 2010
Oct. 25, 2017
The ranking marks the highest for DU since the spring of 2010.
An impressive fourth-place finish at the competitive Maryb S. Kauth Invitational helped top off what has been a stellar run so far by the Crimson and Gold in the 2017-18 year. Denver closed out the fall with two team wins and three top-five finishes overall.
“I am so proud of this group this fall season,” head coach Lindsay Kuhle. “The entire team played a role in this exceptional season and a top-20 ranking. Our senior leaders continue to work extremely hard and lead by both example and vocally and I couldn't be more proud of their passion, love and commitment for this team. I am so happy to see our players go low this fall and continue to improve.
“Hats off to my amazing assistant coach Kolton Lapa who really stepped up into the interim head coach role. I have had great trust in him and how he would prepare and coach the team this fall and he has exceeded my expectations. Melissa Martin, my former player, also poured her heart and soul into this program and I am very thankful for the two of them and am so happy to see those two work so well together with the team.
“Lauren, Sophie and Mary all averaging under 73 and Jess under 74 speaks volumes to the talent of our team this year and how hard they have worked to get here,” added Kuhle. “Great leadership, exceptional coaching by the assistants, along with passionate and committed players and coaches led us to this top-20 ranking that we have been working towards the last seven years."
The Pioneers returns to action in January for a dual with defending national champion Arizona State.
“We will continue to build on this momentum and play of the fall season and work hard before the spring season,” Kuhle said. “One thing I know is building this team of passionate, hard-working, strong leaders, and competitive players with committed coaches is what Denver women's golf is about and what we will continue to build.”
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