The Clemson women's golf team's top-rated recruit has been named as the No. 4 junior player in the nation by Golfweek magazine.
Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Ga. will enroll this summer and is expected to compete for the No. 1 spot on coach J.T. Horton's inaugural Clemson team.
Ramsey was the U.S. Public Links runner-up last summer, and finished in the round of 32 at the U.S. Junior Girls and U.S. Women's Amateur.
A first-team Rolex All-American, she had six top-10 finishes in AJGA tournaments, including a second-place finish at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship. She finished the season ranked No. 5 in the Golfweek girls rankings.
In her profile of Ramsey, Golfweek's Cassie Stein wrote:
"I got the chance to watch Ramsey play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links in June. Her nickname is the ‘Silent Assassin’ on the course and you can see why. She stays very quite and keeps to herself most of the time on the course, not even talking to her caddie that week. But she is not quiet when it comes to her golf game. She fires at pins and makes her opponents pay the price on the greens. She lost in finals to Kyung Kim, but her nickname will stick with her well into her golf career. Ramsey has signed with new start-up program Clemson for the fall. No. 1 player, anyone?"
Ramsey is one of six players signed by Horton over the past two recruiting cycles. All six players have been ranked among the nation's top 50 juniors during their careers, including Taylor Ramsey, Ashlan's sister, who signed with the Tigers in 2011.
Taylor Ramsey was joined in Clemson's 2011 class by 16th-ranked Lauren Salazar, while Ashlan's incoming freshmen classmates include McKenzie Talbert, Jessica Hoang, and Sloan Shanahan.