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Clemson Second in MasterCard Poll

March 14, 2001

PRINCETON, N.J. – Clemson is ranked second in the nation in the latest MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings announced Wednesday. 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 2000-01 collegiate golf season.

Georgia is ranked first in the nation, followed by the Tigers and Georgia Tech. The Tigers have won the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate and finished in the top three in five other tournaments so far this year. That includes a second-place finish at the Puerto Rico Classic and a third-place finish at the Las Vegas Intercollegiate this spring. Clemson will next see action March 24-25 at the Chris Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, GA.

Clemson has two of the top three players in the nation according to the latest individual rankings. Lucas Glover is ranked second behind Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech, while John Engler is ranked third. Glover, a Clemson senior from Greenville, SC, has a 70.61 stroke average for his eight tournaments so far this year, while Engler, a senior from Augusta, GA, has a 70.78 average. Engler has five top 10 finishes this year, including five of his last six events. Glover won the Puerto Rico Classic against a national field in February and has four top 10 finishes for the season.

Sophomore D.J. Trahan is a third Clemson player ranked in the top 50 in the nation. The reigning US Public Links Champion is currently ranked 42nd.

Men’s Team Rankings – March 14, 2001 (Sixth Edition) 1 Georgia 2 Clemson 3 Georgia Tech 4 Texas 5 TCU 6 South Carolina 7 Southern California 8 New Mexico 9 Minnesota 10 Brigham Young 11 Virginia Tech 12 Arizona State 13 Oklahoma 14 Florida 15 Louisiana State 16 North Carolina State 17 Duke 18 Augusta State 19 East Tennessee State 20 Arizona

Men’s Individual Rankings 1 Bryce Molder SR Georgia Tech 324.900 2 Lucas Glover SR Clemson University 217.210 3 John Engler SR Clemson University 182.150 4 Kyle Thompson SR South Carolina 179.773 5 Chris Wisler SR East Tennessee St. 164.187 6 Ryan Hybl FR Georgia, U. of 162.872 7 Craig Lile SR Arkansas, U. of 159.680 8 Jamie Elson JR Augusta State U. 151.800 9 David Sanchez SR North Carolina State 149.700 10 Luke Donald SR Northwestern 148.331 42 D.J. Trahan SO Clemson University 68.545

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