CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia sophomore golfer Amanda Sambach (Pinehurst, N.C.) is one of seven players named to the final watch list for the 2022-23 Division I PING Women’s Golf Coaches Association Player of the Year honor.

The PING WGCA Player of the Year is awarded annually to the best player in Division I women’s golf.  The top 60 players from the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings are considered.  Each player must complete a minimum of 15 rounds during the competitive year, including NCAA Regional Championships.

Sambach had previously been named as one of 10 finalists for the 2023 ANNIKA Award which presented by annually to the top female Division 1 collegiate golfer.

Sambach currently leads UVA with a 71.08 scoring average. She opened the season by winning the ANNIKA Intercollegiate and also won the ACC Individual Championship and shared medalist honors at the NCAA Westfield Regional. At the ACC Championships, she set the league and school record with a final score of 14-under 202.

Sambach and the Cavaliers open play at the NCAA Championships on Friday at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Finalists for Division I PING WGCA Player of the Year Honor
(listed alphabetically):
Jenny Bae, Georgia
Zoe Antoinette Campos, UCLA
Rachel Kuehn, Wake Forest
Julia Lopez Ramirez, Mississippi State
Amanda Sambach, Virginia
Crystal Wang, Illinois
Rose Zhang, Stanford