DENVER – NM State was selected as the favorite to win the 2019 Western Athletic Conference women's golf title in a vote of the league's head coaches, who could not vote for their own team.
The Aggies received six of nine first place votes to finish atop the poll with 54 points. Defending champion Grand Canyon picked up the remaining three first place votes and 50 total points to finish second. Seattle U was picked third with 40 points, followed closely by Utah Valley with 38 points. Kansas City and UT Rio Grande Valley tied for fifth with 24 points each. CSU Bakersfield was seventh followed by Chicago State in eighth. California Baptist is ineligible for the team title due to the transition to NCAA Division I but will enter five golfers as individuals who will be eligible for medalist honors.
NM State looks to be led by junior duo Pun Chanachai and Dominique Galloway, who rank second and fourth in stroke average respectively at 73.5 and 74.2 strokes per round. CBU's Erica Wang is the leader in stroke average coming into the tournament at 73.0.
The 2019 WAC Women's Golf Championship tees off April 18 at Oakbrook Golf Club in Lakewood, Wash.
2019 WAC Women's Golf Coaches Poll
|Rank||Team (1st Place Votes)||Points|
|1.||NM State (6)||54|
|2.||Grand Canyon (3)||50|
|T5.||UT Rio Grande Valley||24|