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Tigers are a Step Ahead of Tournament Competition

May 28, 1999

Clemson vs. All Competition in 1998-99 Clemson has played 20 of the other 29 teams in the 1999 NCAA National field. The Tigers are a combined 50-30-3 against the NCAA field with a -846 total stroke margin. Only four schools in the NCAA national tournament have a season advantage over Clemson, and only two of those schools have been in more than one tournament with Clemson. Georgia is 5-3 against Clemson this year, while UNLV is 3-2 against the Tigers. Mississippi and Richmond both beat Clemson in the NCAA East regional and thus have a 1-0 head to head margin over the Tigers.

As far as stroke differential is concerned, Georgia Tech is -17 against the Tigers, even though Clemson is 6-3 against the Yellow Jackets this year. Georgia and Clemson are dead even in terms of stroke differential. UNLV is -5 strokes to the Tigers over the course of the season. Thus, only UNLV has a stroke differential advantage and head to head won-loss record, among teams who have competed against the Tigers in more than one tournament.

Overall for the year, Clemson is 125-34-4 against all of its competition combined, a 78 percent winning mark. Clemson is -3303 strokes for its 58 opponents, an average stroke differential of 57 strokes per team.

                     Opponent  Stroke                       W-L-T   Margin Alabama               1-0-0     -20 *Arizona              4-0-0    -160 *Arizona State        3-1-0     -31 Auburn                4-0-0    -157 *Augusta State        1-0-1     -17 *Brigham Young        1-0-0      -8 *California           1-0-0     -33 Connecticut           1-0-0     -28 *Duke                 2-2-0     -13 *East Tennessee St.   6-1-1    -157 *Florida              3-2-1     -54 Florida Southern      1-0-0     -22 Florida State         2-0-0    -116 Fresno State          1-0-0     -30 Furman                1-0-0     -26 *Georgia              3-5-0       E Georgia Southern      1-0-0     -37 Georgia State         1-0-0      -1 *Georgia Tech         6-3-0     +17 Hawaii                1-0-0     -40 *Houston              4-2-0     -63 James Madison         1-0-0     -29 *Kansas               2-0-0     -77 Kent                  1-0-0     -72 LSU                   2-0-0     -78 Loyola Marymount      1-0-0     -70 Maryland              2-0-0     -42 *Minnesota            2-2-0     -72 *Mississippi          0-1-0      +1 Mississippi State     0-0-1       E Missouri              2-0-0    -152 New Mexico            2-1-0     -46 *North Carolina       4-3-0    -125 North Carolina State  5-1-0    -101 North Florida         1-0-0      -7 *Northwestern         1-0-0     -53 Ohio State            3-0-0    -108 Oklahoma              1-0-0     -16 *Oklahoma State       2-2-0      -8 Penn State            2-0-0    -109 Purdue                3-0-0    -183 *Richmond             0-1-0      +5 Rhode Island          1-0-0     -14 Seton Hall            1-0-0     -13 South Alabama         1-0-0      -2 *South Carolina       3-2-0      -3 SMU                   2-0-0     -69 Texas                 4-0-0     -80 Texas A&M             2-0-0     -90 TCU                   6-0-0    -161 Tennessee             1-0-0      -6 Tulsa                 2-0-0     -39 UCLA                  4-0-0     -71 *UNLV                 2-3-0      +5 Virginia              5-1-0    -177 Wake Forest           5-1-0    -195 Yale                  1-0-0     -48 Overall            125-34-4    3303 vs. NCAA Field      50-30-3    -846

*In NCAA National Tournament Field

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