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Golf’s Up-and-Coming Rising Stars

Golf's Up-and-Coming Rising Stars
(GCAA)

INTERNATIONAL team

The top-3 ranked women players

Julia Lopez Ramirez (Sophomore from Málaga, Spain)

Mississippi State University

2022 Arnold Palmer Cup

1-0 team record

3-1-0 individual record

● Two-time WGCA All-American

● 2023 NCAA Westfield Regional Co-Medalist

● 2023 SEC Player of the Year, the first in program history

● 2023 SEC Individual Champion

● Six top-five finishes this season

● 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur participant

● 2022-23 Mississippi State Athletics Female Athlete of the Year

● 2022 SEC Freshman of the Year

Charlotte Heath (Junior from Bailiff Bridge, England)

Florida State University

● Three-time WGCA All-American

● Finished T7 at 2023 NCAA Championship

● Program-record best scoring average this season

● Three-time All-ACC

● Finished 25th in 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur

● Two-time Curtis Cup participant

● 2022 World Amateur Team Championship participant

Mirabel Ting (Freshman from Miri, Malaysia)

Augusta University

● First woman from the Southland Conference to be selected for the Palmer Cup

● 2023 WGCA Second-Team All-American

● 2023 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Player of the Year, the first in program history

● 2023 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year

● Six top-10s in seven spring tournaments

● Finished T5 at 2023 NCAA Athens Regional

● Competed for the Malaysian National Team

The top-3 ranked International men players

Christo Lamprecht (Junior from George, South Africa)

Georgia Institute of Technology

2022 Arnold Palmer Cup

1-0 team record

3-1-0 individual record

● Two-time PING All-American

● 2023 PING All-Central Region

● 2023 Ben Hogan Award Semifinalist

● Two-time All-ACC

● 2023 ACC Team Champion

● Eight top-10 finishes this season, including T3 at 2023 NCAA Salem Regional

● 2022 World Amateur Team Championship participant

● Believed to be the tallest player in Georgia Tech history (6-foot-8)

Christiaan Maas (Freshman from Pretoria, South Africa)

University of Texas

● 2023 PING Second-Team All-American

● 2023 PING All-Central Region

● Led team in stroke average, rounds in the 60s, and rounds of par or better

● Five top-10 and 10 top-20 finishes this season, including T20 at 2023 NCAA Bath Regional

● Runner-up at 2023 Southern Highlands Collegiate

● Made two DP World Tour cuts in December

● Golf RSA National Team member

Herman Sekne (Junior from Oslo, Norway)

Purdue University

● 2023 PING Third-Team All-American

● 2023 Unanimous First-Team All-Big Ten

● Shattered Purdue’s single-season stroke average record this season

● 13 rounds in the 60s this season, most in program history

● Two-time First-Team All-Big Ten

● Two-time PING All-Midwest Region

● Seven-time Big Ten Golfer of the Week

● Three-time Norwegian Team Champion

● 2019 The Amateur Championship participant

This was first published in Essential Golf – you can read the complete magazine here.

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