Starting in 2016, The National High School Golf Association started ranking the top girls high school golf teams in the United States. All of these rankings are based solely on the state high school golf tournaments from the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 seasons. All state tournament scores were calculated and ranked using the USGA Handicap formula to ensure a stable benchmark for the difficult of golf course host sites. Calculation = ((Gross player score by day – rating) * 113/slope )). So who are the top 5 girls high school golf teams for the 2016-2017 season?
Austin Lake Travis, Texas– Lake Travis High School is a public high school in Travis County, Texas, West of Austin. The school is part of the Lake Travis Independent School District. Lake Travis had an impressive 2017 season, winning eight of ten tournaments and capped it off with a Division 6A State Championship. The team averaged an impressive score of 290 for the two day tournament (288 day 1 and 292 day 2). The Lake Travis team battled 15-20 mph winds in order to win the state tournament by 11 strokes.
Troy High School, Fullerton, California – Troy High School is a public high school in Fullerton, California, USA, acclaimed for its many programs including Troy Tech and International Baccalaureate. 2016 was the most successful season for the Troy Girls Golf program. This team won the Southern California Championship and their number 1 player Beth Lillie was crowned the Champion golfer of the year in California, but also the #1 player in the 2016-2017 Girls High School State individual rankings. Learn more about the Troy HS Girls Golf Team.
Austin Westlake High School, Texas – Westlake High School is a public high school in Travis County, Texas, west of Austin. The school is a part of the Eanes Independent School District. Chuck Nowland coached the Westlake Girls to a second place finish in the Division 6A tournament shooting a two day tournament total of 591. The Austin Westlake team has an impressive girls high school golf program over the years. Learn more about Austin Westlake High School Girls Golf Team.
Allen High School, Texas– Allen High School is a secondary school located in Allen, Texas. The school is part of the Allen Independent School District. Coach Karen Gravely and the Allen Girls golf team finished third in the Division 6A state tournament. Finishing third in the state and being ranked third in the nation shows the strength of girls high school golf in Texas. Learn more about Allen High School Girls Golf Team.
Lake Mary Preparatory School, Florida– Lake Mary Preparatory School is a K through 12 private school located in Lake Mary, Florida. Mimi Chen and Jennifer Zhou, finished first and second in the Division 1A Florida State tournament. They led the Lady Griffins to a third straight state championship. Read more about their 3rd straight state championship tournament win.
Honorable Mention – The First Academy, Florida– The First Academy is a christian private school located in Orlando, Florida. Coach Chris Bateman coached the Lady Royal’s to a Division 1A state tournament runner up position. The First Academy is one of two Florida Division 1A teams in our top five rankings showing off the strength of Florida golf. To read more about the Lady Royals, check out the First Academy Girls High School Golf Team website.
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