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Clemson 17th in Preseason Golf World Coaches Poll

Sept. 1, 2010

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson golf team is ranked 17th in the preseason Golf World Coaches poll announced on Wednesday. The Tigers finished 16th in the nation last year, the 21st top 20 season under Head Coach Larry Penley, more than any other coach in Clemson sports history.

Clemson is one of five ACC schools ranked in the top 20 of the preseason poll. Georgia Tech is the highest ranked team with a number-10 ranking. Florida State is ranked tied for 13th with Southern Cal. The Tigers are 17th, Duke is 19th and Virginia is 20th.

Clemson opens its season September 10 at the Carpet Classic in Dalton, GA.

Rk. Team, Pts. 1. Oklahoma State, 502 2. Stanford, 447 3. Augusta State, 438 4. Georgia, 397 5. Oregon, 386 6. Washington, 321 7. UCLA, 318 8. Florida, 316 9. Texas A&M, 303 10. Georgia Tech, 300 11. Texas, 296 12. Arizona State, 295 T-13. Southern Cal, 269 T-13. Florida State, 269 15. Alabama, 250 16. Illinois, 23417. Clemson, 210 18. Auburn, 163 19. Duke, 134 20. Virginia, 127 21. Texas Tech, 124 22. San Diego, 110 23. TCU, 99 24. South Carolina, 79 25. North Florida, 69

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