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Valkyries Golf Picked Fourth In Preseason Coaches Poll

Valkyries Golf Picked Fourth In Preseason Coaches Poll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Converse Golf team is projected to finish fourth according to the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches poll for the 2017 season.

The Valkyries have finished third the past three seasons at the Conference Carolinas Championship event.  The Valkyries picked up 76 total points in the poll, two points behind Mount Olive for third place.

The defending champion, Limestone, is slated to repeat as champion with King finishing second. King finished behind Converse at the Conference Carolinas Championships last season. Conference Carolinas newcomer Chowan is projected to finish 11th in their first season in the league.

The Valkyries return a strong core of golfers including: seniors Marley Felthousen and Ansley Vaughan.  Felthousen was named Conference Carolinas Bi-Monthly golfer of the month twice during the fall season. Felthousen, Vaughan, and Tyler Dawson were All-Tournament last season.

Converse opens the season on February 4 as the Valkyries travel to participate in the Barton Invitiational.

2017 Women's Golf Preseason Poll

School (first-place votes) Total
1. Limestone (8) 93
2. King (1) 86
3. Mount Olive (2) 78
4. Converse 76
5. Erskine 70
6. Belmont Abbey 51
7. Barton 40
8. Pfeiffer 35
9. Southern Wesleyan 34
10. North Greenville 32
11. Chowan 10

2017 Conference Carolinas Women's Golfers to Watch:

Marley Felthousen and Ansley Vaughan