Another week, another milestone for the 10th-ranked women's golf team

Clemson cracks a major top-10 for the first time, extends string of top-five tournament finishes

Women's Golf - Head coach J.T. Horton &  McKenzie Talbert

Photo by Mark Crammer

Women's Golf - Head coach J.T. Horton & McKenzie Talbert

Another week, another milestone for the Clemson women's golf team.

The Tigers are 10th nationally in the latest women's collegiate poll compiled by

This is the first time the inaugural team has been ranked in the top 10 by any poll. Since beginning play last September, the Tigers have never finished below fifth in a tournament.

Southern California remains in the top spot, followed by UCLA, Duke, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Arizona State, Stanford, Alabama, Washington and Clemson round out the top 10.

Individually, Clemson has four players ranked. Ashlan Ramsey is ranked ninth, Sloan Shanahan is ranked 13th, McKenzie Talbert is ranked 79th, and Lauren Salazar is ranked 192nd. All are freshmen.

The Tigers are coming off of a second place finish at the Florida State Match-Up and a fifth-place showing against a national field at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship in New Orleans.

The Tigers will next play March 24-25 in Johns Island, SC when they will participate in the Briar’s Creek Invitational.

Golfstat Top 25

1. Southern Cal


3. Duke

4. Arkansas

5. Oklahoma

6. Arizona State

7. Stanford

8. Alabama

9. Washington

10. Clemson

11. Arizona

12. Oklahoma State

13. South Carolina

14. Vanderbilt

15. Florida

16. UCF

17. Pepperdine

18. Northwestern

19. NC State

20. Oregon

21. LSU

22. Michigan State

23. Wake Forest

24. Kentucky

25. Iowa State

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tigerrob44#291802 writes:

Wait till Ashlan starts clicking on all 16 cylinders and you will really see some good play. Top 10 and a first year program is almost inconceivable.

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