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Clemson Ranked Second in Golf, Only Seven Points Behind UGA

Oct. 4, 2000

PRINCETON, N.J. – The University of Georgia men’s golf team and the University of Arizona women’s golf team are the top-ranked teams in the October edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, which are administered by the College Golf Foundation in cooperation with the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA), were voted on by a panel of men’s and women’s collegiate golf coaches.

The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, the official rankings of the Rolex Collegiate Tour, will be released a total of 18 times throughout the 2000-01 college golf season. The next edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings will be released on Wednesday, November 1, 2000.

Georgia, which won the team title at The NCAA Preview presented by Ping and Golfweek, is the top-ranked men’s team in the October edition of the MasterCard Rankings with 317 votes. The Bulldogs, who return four starters from last year’s team, were ranked No. 2 in the preseason rankings.

Clemson, which finished third at the NCAA Preview, is ranked second with 310 votes. The Tigers, who were ranked No. 1 in the preseason rankings, also finished third at the Ridges Intercollegiate earlier in the month. Arizona and Arizona State are tied for the third spot with 242 votes. Rounding out the top five is Texas, which tallied 240 votes.

Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech, who won the individual medalist honors at The NCAA Preview presented by Ping and Golfweek, is ranked No. 1 in the men’s individual rankings with 273 votes. Luke Donald of Northwestern, who was the top-ranked individual in the preseason rankings, is ranked second with 267 votes. Ranked third is Jeff Quinney of Arizona State, the 2000 U.S. Amateur Champion, with 223 votes. Rounding out the top five individuals are Ricky Barnes of Arizona (197 votes), ranked fourth, and Lucas Glover of Clemson (194 votes), ranked fifth.

Arizona, which won the team title at the Comcast-Dick McGuire Invitational and finished second at the NCAA Fall Preview, tallied 316 votes and retains its position as the No. 1 team in the nation. Duke, which won the NCAA Fall Preview, moved up a spot and is ranked No. 2 (296 votes). Southern California is ranked third with 261 votes. Rounding out the top five are Tennessee (256 votes), ranked No. 4, and Stanford (244 votes), ranked No. 5.

Cristina Baena of Arizona, who was the runner-up at the Comcast-Dick McGuire Invitational and had a third place finish at the NCAA Fall Preview, is the top-ranked women’s individual with 306 votes. Candie Kung of Southern California, the top-ranked individual in the preseason rankings, is ranked second with 284 votes. Rounding out the top five individuals are Lorena Ochoa of Arizona (239 votes), ranked No. 3, Marta Prieto of Wake Forest (220 votes), ranked No. 4, and Stacy Prammanasudh of Tulsa (212 votes), ranked No. 5.

DIVISION I – MEN’S TEAM RANKINGS

MASTERCARD COLLEGIATE GOLF RANKINGS ADMINISTERED BY THE CGF IN COOPERATION WITH THE GCAASECOND EDITION – OCTOBER 4, 2000

RANK SCHOOL POINTS
1. Georgia 317
2. Clemson 310
T3. Arizona 242
T3. Arizona State 242
5. Texas 240
6. Georgia Tech 228
7. Brigham Young 224
8. Northwestern 214
9. UNLV 211
10. Houston 174
11. South Carolina 172
12. Oklahoma State 159
13. TCU 157
14. New Mexico 141
T15. Auburn 111
T15. Minnesota 111
17. Florida 90
18. Kent State 87
19. Oklahoma 78
20. North Florida 64
21. Wake Forest 62
22. North Carolina 59
23. Southern California 55
24. Alabama 49
25. North Carolina State 38

DIVISION I – MEN’S INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

MASTERCARD COLLEGIATE GOLF RANKINGS ADMINISTERED BY THE CGF IN COOPERATION WITH THE GCAASECOND EDITION – OCTOBER 4, 2000

RANK INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL POINTS
1. Bryce Molder Georgia Tech 273
2. Luke Donald Northwestern 267
3. Jeff Quinney Arizona State 223
4. Ricky Barnes Arizona 197
5. Lucas Glover Clemson 194
6. John Engler Clemson 189
7. Paul Casey Arizona State 179
8. Erik Compton Georgia 175
9. D.J. Trahan Clemson 170
10. Andy Sanders Houston 164
11. Ryan Hybl Georgia 158
12. Nick Cassini Georgia 105
13. Matt Brost Texas 103
14. Kyle Thompson South Carolina 96
15. Chris Wisler East Tennessee State 87
16. Manuel Merizalde Brigham Young 78
17. Wilhelm Schauman Minnesota 76
18. Billy Harvey Brigham Young 70
19. Anders Hultman Oklahoma State 67
20. Matt Jones Arizona State 65
21. Craig Lile Arkansas 63
22. James Oh UNLV 62
T23. Jamie Elson Augusta State 61
T23. Johan Kok South Carolina 61
25. Michael Beard Pepperdine 56

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