The New York University women’s golf team is ranked #1 in the nation in the first Golfstat.com poll of the 2017-18 season, released Wednesday, September 27. This is the first time in the program’s 11-year history it has reached the top spot of the poll.
Through three events, the Violets have earned two first-place finishes and one second-place finish. NYU was victorious at the St. Lawrence Invitational (won by 26 strokes) and the NCAA Division III Fall Preview (won by 33 strokes), before a second-place finish at the Mount Holyoke Invitational (#3 Williams College took the top spot).
So far this season, the NYU golfers have begun to rewrite the record books, breaking two team marks and two individual records. In their season opener, the Violets’ combined score of 294 on Saturday, September 9, represented the lowest single round in program history. One day later, NYU carded its second-lowest single-round score in program history (295). That same day, junior Patty Treevichaphan shot a single-round score of 70, which put her in a tie with teammate and current Violet senior captain Kristin Lee for second-lowest single-round in program history.
Then, on Monday, September 18, on day two of the NCAA DIII Fall Preview, sophomore Arisa Kimura also shot a single-round score of 70.
Indicative of their triumphant start to the 2017-18 season, numerous Violet golfers have received many individual weekly honors and awards. Treevichaphan, Kimura, freshman Navika Kuchakulla, and freshman Ashley Lung have all been cited as either Athlete/Performer/Rookie of the Week by the University Athletic Association (UAA) or the Liberty League for a total of eight times. Additionally, Treevichaphan and Kimura each have an individual title to their credit, as Treevichaphan took top honors at St. Lawrence while Kimura was a co-champion at the NCAA Fall Preview.
Also appearing on the Golfstat top-25 list are UAA foes Carnegie Mellon University (#11) and Washington University in St. Louis (#13).
The Violets will be back on the links Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8, with a chance to avenge their lone defeat of the season when they compete at the Williams Women’s Fall Invitational. The event is being played at the Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, MA.
SOURCE: NYU Athletics Press Release