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Clemson No. 2 In MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings

March 1, 2000

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Georgia Tech men and the University of Arizona women are the top-ranked teams in the first spring edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, which are administered by the College Golf Foundation and compiled by Golfstat in cooperation with the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA), are determined by a computerized system based strictly on performance during the 1999-2000 collegiate golf season.

The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, the official rankings of the Rolex Collegiate Tour, will be released a total of 19 times throughout the 1999-2000 college golf season. The next date for release of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings will be Wednesday, March 8, 2000.

Georgia Tech, which has won three Rolex Collegiate Tour events so far this season, is the top-ranked men’s team in the MasterCard Rankings for the first time this season. The Yellow Jackets, which won the Puerto Rico Golf Classic at Rio Mar yesterday, also won the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate last month and the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic last fall. Clemson, which held the top spot in the MasterCard Rankings throughout the entire fall season, is ranked second. Northwestern, which won the team title at the Ping/Golfweek Preview during the fall, is ranked third. Rounding out the top five are Oklahoma State, ranked No. 4, and Arizona State, ranked No. 5.

Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech, who has won two Rolex Collegiate Tour events this season, is the top-ranked men’s individual for the first time this season. Molder, who won the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic last fall, also tied for the individual medalist honors at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate last month with teammate Matt Kuchar, who is ranked No. 3. Lucas Glover of Clemson is ranked second. Luke Donald of Northwestern, who held the top spot in the MasterCard Rankings throughout the fall season, is ranked No. 4. Rounding out the top five individuals is Tulsa’s Martin Maritz, who has one Rolex Collegiate Tour win this season (The Nelson).

Arizona, which leads the Rolex Collegiate Tour with four team wins so far this season, is the top-ranked women’s team for the second straight edition of the MasterCard Rankings. Arizona has come out of the gate strong this spring, winning its first two events – the SMU/OSU Regional Challenge and the Wildcat Invitational. In the fall, Arizona won the Jones Intercable – Dick McGuire Invitational and the Rolex/Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational. Duke, which has two victories so far this season (Oregon State – SunRiver Fall Preview and the Franklin Street Trust Tar Heel Invitational) is ranked second. Rounding out the top five are Southern California, ranked No. 3, Arizona State, ranked No. 4, and Georgia, ranked No. 5.

Miriam Nagl of Arizona State, who won the individual medalist honors at the Oregon State – SunRiver Fall Preview and was the Rolex College Golfer of the Month in September, is the top-ranked women’s individual for the third time this season. Jenna Daniels of Arizona, who won the Rolex/Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational, is ranked second. Tamie Durdin of Pepperdine is ranked third. Rounding out the top five individuals are Candie Kung of Southern California, ranked No. 4, and Beth Bauer of Duke, ranked No. 5.

The CGF, a non-profit organization founded in the spring of 1995 with the corporate support of Rolex Watch U.S.A., and also sustained by an alliance with MasterCard International, is dedicated to the growth and promotion of men’s and women’s collegiate golf.

Mastercard Collegiate Golf Rankings Administered by the College Golf Foundation in Cooperation with the GCAA & NGCA

Men’s Team Rankings – March 1, 2000 (Fifth edition)

The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, administered by the CGF and compiled by Golfstat, are determined by a computerized system based on performance during the 1999-2000 collegiate golf season. The next edition of the rankings will be released March 8, 2000.

Rank Team

1 Georgia Tech 2 Clemson 3 Northwestern 4 Oklahoma State 5 Arizona State 6 Georgia 7 Brigham Young 8 Stanford 9 Kent 10 North Florida 11 Houston 12 UNLV 13 South Carolina 14 Fresno State 15 Arizona 16 Southern California 17 Florida 18 New Mexico 19 Augusta State 20 Washington 21 UCLA 22 Oklahoma 23 Colorado 24 Kansas 25 Virginia 26 Texas 27 Auburn 28 Duke 29 North Carolina State 30 Notre Dame 31 Oregon State 32 Tennessee 33 Colorado State 34 San Diego State 35 Toledo 36 TCU 37 Oregon 38 Alabama-Birmingham 39 California 40 Minnesota 41 North Texas 42 Mississippi 43 Georgia State 44 Old Dominion 45 Texas A&M 46 North Carolina 47 Ohio State 48 Wake Forest 49 Hawaii 50 Michigan

Rank Player Year School Points
1 Bryce Molder JR Georgia Tech 197.725
2 Lucas Glover JR Clemson University 196.820
3 Matt Kuchar SR Georgia Tech 194.300
4 Luke Donald JR Northwestern 182.613
5 Martin Maritz SR Tulsa, U. of 154.235
6 Jeremy Anderson SR UNLV 146.032
7 Charles Howell JR Oklahoma State U. 142.330
8 Jess Daley SR Northwestern 134.839
9 John Engler JR Clemson University 129.714
10 Ben Curtis SR Kent 124.910
11 Alex Rocha SR Mississippi St. U. 121.900
12 Nick Cassini JR Georgia, U. of 116.371
13 Aaron Pellegrom SR Baylor University 111.821
14 Paul Casey JR Arizona State U. 111.400
15 Derek Gillespie SR Arizona, U. of 102.886
16 Erik Compton FR Georgia, U. of 102.850
17 Max Harris SR North Carolina, U of 102.330
18 Jamie Elson SO Augusta State U. 101.950
19 Troy Kelly SO Washington, U. of 94.290
20 Camilo Benedetti SO Florida, U. of 93.380
21 Andy Miller SR Brigham Young Univ. 93.140
22 Andy Sanders JR Houston, Univ. of 92.450
23 B.J. Staten SR Houston, Univ. of 88.900
24 David Gossett SO Texas, Univ. of 87.155
25 Matt Krauss SO Duke University 84.657
26 Adam Scott SO UNLV 83.650
27 Kyle Thompson JR South Carolina 83.475
28 Ryan Vermeer SR Kansas, U. of 81.833
29 Michael Kirk SR UNLV 77.050
30 David Bennett JR North Florida, U. of 77.015
31 Brandon DiTullio SR UCLA 73.806
32 Eric Ecker SR South Carolina 71.600
33 Matt Jones SO Arizona State U. 70.746
34 Todd Rose SR Fresno State Univ. 70.410
35 Jedd McLuen JR Charleston, Coll. of 69.790
36 John Bloomfield JR South Carolina 69.140
37 Jonathan Byrd SR Clemson University 67.367
38 Jin Park JR Arizona State U. 66.250
39 Scott Piercy JR San Diego State U. 64.652
40 Chris Wisler JR East Tennessee St. 64.011
41 Jeff Quinney JR Arizona State U. 62.575
42 Parker McLachlin SO UCLA 61.442
43 Ricky Barnes FR Arizona, U. of 60.086
44 Nick Webb SR Southern California 58.050
45 D.J. Trahan FR Clemson University 57.500
46 Roland Thatcher SR Auburn University 57.206
47 Manuel Merizalde SO Brigham Young Univ. 55.115
48 Scott Hailes JR New Mexico, U. of 54.475
49 Carl Pettersson SR North Carolina State 54.216
50 Billy Harvey JR Brigham Young Univ. 54.030
51 Craig Lile JR Arkansas, U. of 53.804
52 Edward Loar SR Oklahoma State U. 52.675
53 Anders Hultman SO Oklahoma State U. 51.786
54 James McLean JR Minnesota, Univ. of 51.150
55 Bubba Watson JR Georgia, U. of 50.000
56 Kevin Stadler SO Southern California 48.620
57 Chris Morris SR Houston, Univ. of 47.863
58 Jon Mills JR Kent 47.350
59 Kevin Mock SR North Florida, U. of 47.300
60 Mike Mitchell JR Virginia, U. of 44.990
61 Han Lee SR California, U. of 42.606
62 Todd Miller SO Brigham Young Univ. 42.300
63 Bubba Dickerson FR Florida, U. of 42.200
64 Neal Collins SR North Texas, U. of 42.080
65 Nigel Spence SR Colorado State Univ. 40.379
66 Andy Doeden SO TCU 39.441
67 Ryan King SR Fresno State Univ. 39.119
68 Michael Hospodar SO Old Dominion Univ. 37.775
69 Dusty Brett SR Stanford University 37.542
70 Mike Christensen SR Duke University 37.535
71 David Miller SO Georgia, U. of 36.975
72 Michael Webb SO Augusta State U. 36.305
73 Nick Jones JR Southern California 36.006
74 Chris Devlin SR Alabama-Birmingham 34.950
75 Patrick Norris FR Arizona, U. of 34.800
76 Aaron Hickman JR TCU 33.392
77 Michael Letzig SR New Mexico, U. of 32.600
T78 Matt Weibring SO Georgia Tech 31.250
T78 Brandon Huffman JR Texas, Univ. of 31.250
80 James Lee JR Stanford University 31.070
81 Tim Mickelson SR Oregon State U. 30.700
82 J.C. DeLeon FR Oklahoma State U. 30.350
83 Rob Simmons JR North Carolina, U of 30.000
84 James Driscoll SR Virginia, U. of 29.570
85 Chris James SR Oklahoma, U. of 29.042
86 Daniel Fox SO Arkansas-Little Rock 28.858
87 Scott Miller JR Brigham Young Univ. 28.850
88 Andrew Black SO Tennessee, Univ. of 28.595
89 John Lepak SO Oregon State U. 28.490
90 Danny Sahl JR Kent 28.300
91 Matt Call JR Colorado, U. of 27.904
92 Lance Dunaway SR Stephen F. Austin St 27.850
T93 Ron Won FR Stanford University 27.750
T93 Jonas Runnquist SR Arizona State U. 27.750
95 Scott Kral SR Washington, U. of 26.760
96 Anthony Arvidson JR Oregon State U. 26.490
97 Landry Mahan SR Oklahoma State U. 26.455
98 Nicholas Loar SO Southern Methodist 25.391
99 Adam Babb SR Texas-Arlington 25.200
100 Jimmy Walker JR Baylor University 24.970

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