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.
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
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