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HILLSBORO, Ore. -The Northwest Conference office unveiled its preseason coaches' poll for the sport of women's golf on Wednesday with Pacific Lutheran University picked to finish fifth.
The Lutes secured 38 points in the poll, holding an 11-point advantage on sixth place Pacific University. Defending NWC Champion and NCAA runner-up George Fox University is the pick to repeat as champions, netting 72 points and eight of the nine first place endorsements. Whitman College is second with 57 points and the remaining first place vote. Whitworth University is third with 47 points followed by Lewis & Clark College in fourth (45 points).
Crosstown rival University of Puget Sound is seventh (19 points) followed by Linfield College in eighth (18 points) and Willamette University in ninth (10 points).
The Lutes open the fall season on Saturday, hosting the PLU Invitational at Lake Spanaway Golf Course.