FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – NCAA Division II women’s golf has a new No. 1 player, as Nova Southeastern senior Sophie Madden has officially taken over the top spot according to the latest Golfstat rankings.
A First Team All-American a year ago, Madden has already earned two wins this fall in just three tournament appearances. In addition to her victories at the Jacksonville Classic and Shark Invitational, she also collected a fourth-place finish at the Saint Leo Invitational, while bringing her adjusted scoring average down to 71.80.
“Sophie reaching number one in the rankings is a testament to the hard work she puts into her game on a daily basis, and I couldn’t be more proud,” said head coach Heather Wall. “Although it is still very early in the season, this is positive reinforcement and will only motivate her more. She has always been a very hard worker, but now she believes she is as good as anyone, which has been a game-changer for her. She is a great leader and all of her teammates look up to her.”
Madden and the Sharks will conclude the fall portion of their season next week at the Rollins Legends Invitational in Orlando, Fla. To stay up-to-date, follow the Sharks on Twitter @NSU_WGolf.