Women's Golf Ranked No. 9 in Golf Week/NCGA Preseason Poll

NEW YORK – The Saint Leo women's golf team opens the season ranked No. 9 in the Golf World/NGCA Division II College Women's Preseason Coaches' Poll that was announced today.

The Lions finished fifth in the Sunshine State Conference tournament back in April and advanced to their third consecutive NCAA Regional Tournament, where they finished fourth and just two strokes shy of the national tournament.

The Lions return six players from their 2011-12 campaign and added two newcomers in Lauren Shuford and Lauren Petty.  The Lions fall season will get underway on Sept. 17 at the NCAA Fall Preview in Daytona, Fla. 

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Women's Division II Coaches' Poll:

Rank School
1 Nova Southeastern
2 Florida Southern
3 Grand Canyon
4 St. Edward's
5 Tarleton State
6 Lynn
7 Barry
8 Central Oklahoma
9 Saint Leo
10 CSU-Monterey Bay
11 Rollins
12 Grand Valley State
13 Newberry
14 Indianapolis
  Sonoma State
16 Midwestern State
17 UNC-Pembroke
18 California U. (Pa.)
19 Northeastern State
20 Drury
21 Augustana State
22 West Texas A&M
23 Western Washington
24 Tusculum
25 Flagler