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Clemson Golf Team Ranked Second and Third in Polls

March 21, 2002

Clemson, SC – The Clemson men’s golf team is ranked third in the nation by the Precept Division I Coach’s poll. The latest ranking was released Thursday. Clemson has been in the top 10 in the nation in every poll this year and has been in the top five in every poll so far in the Spring season.

Earlier this week, Clemson was ranked second in the nation by the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Clemson has been ranked second in the nation in that poll all spring. ACC teams hold down the top three spots in both polls. Georgia Tech is number-one in both polls, while Wake Forest in second in the Coach’s poll and third by Golfweek/Sagarin.

In the individual rankings, Clemson junior D.J. Trahan is rated the third best college golfer in the nation by Golfweek. He has a rating of 68.73, just behind Troy Matteson of Georgia Tech (68.39) and Camilo Villegas of Florida (68.54). Clemson sophomore Gregg Jones has jumped to 15th in the nation in the latest individual rankings. He has a 70.27 rating. Jones is ranked fifth among ACC players in the ranking.

Clemson will return to the links this weekend at the Chris Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, GA. The field will play 36 holes on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. The Tigers finished third at the event last year, second in 2000 and first in 1999.

Precept Coach’s Poll Golfweek/Sagarin Rk Team Pts Rk Team Rating 1. Georgia Tech 749 1. Georgia Tech 69.6 2. Wake Forest 683 2. Clemson 70.45 3. Clemson 673 3. Wake Forest 70.64 4. Florida 653 4. Florida 70.65 5. Oklahoma State 591 5. Tennessee 70.91 6. Tennessee 530 6. Oklahoma State 70.99 7. Fresno State 508 7. Southern Cal 71.06 Southern Cal 508 8. TCU 71.10 9. Texas 487 9. Fresno State 71.16 10. TCU 482 10. Auburn 71.19 11. Georgia 398 11. Washington 71.28 12. Washington 342 12. Texas 71.34 13. Auburn 337 13. Toledo 71.43 14. Oklahoma 336 14. Georgia 71.49 15. Virginia Tech 313 15. Oklahoma 71.57 16. Arizona 229 16. San Diego State 71.65 17. New Mexico 224 17. Purdue 71.66 18. Augusta State 202 18. Augusta State 71.76 19. NC State 180 19. Virginia Tech 71.76 20. Pepperdine 175 20. Arizona 71.77

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