Golfweek has named Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey as one of four players at the top of its watch list for the inaugural Annika Award, which will be presented to the nation's top collegiate female golfer at the end of the spring season.
Like the collegiate men's Haskins Award, the Annika Award will be voted on by all Division I female players and women’s golf coaches as well as select members of the golf media.
The recipient will then be honored at a banquet preceding the inaugural Annika Invitational, to be played Sept. 28-30, 2014 at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla.
The 12-team field consists of Stanford, USC, UCLA, Pepperdine, Arizona, Arizona State, Duke, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State and Alabama. The final two spots will go to the winner of the Big 10 Conference Championship and the Annika Award winner’s team, if not already in the field, or the top-ranked team in Golfweek’s year-end rankings not already in the field.
Golfweek's Julie Williams named Ramsey as one of four favorites, along with UCLA freshman Alison Lee, Alabama senior Stephanie Meadow and Southern California sophomore Kyung Kim.
Lee, from Valencia, Calif., won the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational and the Stanford Intercollegiate during the fall. She's ranked No. 1 on the Golfweek/Saragin collegiate list.
Meadow, from Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, won the Landfall Tradition and finished second in the Dale McNamara Fall Preview during the first half of the college season.
She is currently ranked No. 2 nationally.
Kim, from Chandler, Ariz., won the McNamara Fall Preview and finished second in the Windy City Collegiate during the fall. She's ranked 12th nationally.
Ramsey, who over the summer climbed to No. 1 in the world amateur rankings, won the Lady Paladin Invitational and the Tar Heel Invitational during the fall, and also placed second in the Cougar Classic and eighth in the Landfall Tradition.
Ramsey, who is from Milledgeville, Ga., is currently ranked fourth on the Golfweek/Saragin college list.