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What do you need to shoot to play college golf?

By Travis Richardson

One of the biggest questions junior and high school golfers might have is: "What do I need to shoot to play varsity golf in college?". The answer isn't an easy one, but let's take a look at the average college golf scores at the varsity level from the 2019 NCAA Men's and Women's College Golf Championships.

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2019 Division 1 Golf Championship

Obviously this group is considered the cream of the crop of the college golf world. However, to provide the full range, we wanted to begin our look at the college golf scores found at this year's championship event.

The 2019 NCAA Division I Golf Championship was contested at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas and hosted by the University of Arkansas. All scores based on GolfStat leader boards.

Top 50 Individuals (Men)

  • Score Average (1 Round): 71.38
  • Tournament Average (4 Rounds): 285.52
  • Lowest Round: 64
  • Highest Round: 80

Top 50 Individuals (Women)

  • Score Average (1 Round): 72.18
  • Tournament Average (4 Rounds): 288.73
  • Lowest Round: 65
  • Highest Round: 79


  • Matthew Wolff (Oklahoma State - Men): 73-66-70-69--278
  • Maria Fassi (Arkansas - Women): 72-71-68--211

Part 2 of this series looks at the college golf scores at the various NCAA conference championship tournaments, as well as more in-depth examinations at what scores college golfers at the varsity level shoot. 

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Topics: College golf