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Tigers Ranked 11 and 12th in College Golf Polls

May 1, 2007

Clemson, SC-Clemson is ranked in the top 12 in the nation in both college golf polls this week. The Tigers are 11th in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin poll, while Larry Penley’s team is 12th in the most recent Golf World Coaches Poll. Clemson is the highest ranked ACC team in the Golf World Coaches poll and second to Georgia Tech in the Golfweek poll.

Clemson finished third at the recent ACC Tournament at The Old North State Club and will receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament on Monday, May 7. The Tigers will begin play at one of three regional sites on May 17-19. The regional site options are The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, GA, Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, IL and The Karsten Golf Club in Tempe, Arizona.

Individually, Clemson freshman Kyle Stanley is ranked ninth in the nation in the Sagarin/Golfweek rankings. The freshman from Gig Harbor, WA has played in eight tournaments this year and has finished in the top 20 in all eight events, including a third place at the ACC Tournament two weekends ago.

Stanley has a rating of 69.74 according to Sagarin, the top ranking among ACC players. Roberto Castro of Georgia Tech is second among ACC players at 69.85 and is 11th in the nation overall. Stanley has a 71.38 stroke average for the season, on pace to break D.J. Trahan’s Clemson freshman record of 72.48.

Nation’s Top 25 College Golf Teams (May 1, 2007)

Golf World Golfweek
Rk Team Pts Rk Team Rating
1. Georgia 592 1. Stanford 70.03
2. Stanford 572 2. Georgia 70.13
3. Alabama 536 3. Lamar 70.19
4. UCLA 486 4. Alabama 70.33
5. Lamar 476 5. Southern Cal 70.56
6. Florida 461 6. Florida 70.57
7. Oklahoma State 456 7. UCLA 70.61
8. Southern Cal 450 8. UNLV 70.65
9. Coastal Carolina 382 9. Oklahoma State 70.67
10. UNLV 368 10. Georgia Tech 70.84
11. Texas A&M 345 11. Clemson 70.85
12. Clemson 340 12. Coastal Carolina 70.86
13. Georgia Tech 276 13. ETSU 70.88
14. ETSU 271 14. BYU 70.94
15. Arizona State 261 15. Tennessee 70.98
16. BYU 241 16. Tulsa 70.98
17. Tulsa 201 17. Texas A&M 70.98
18. Tennessee 182 18. Louisville 71.12
19. Louisville 179 19. Arizona State 71.13
20. Wake Forest 140 20. Charlotte 71.29
21. Georgia State 135 21. Wake Forest 71.33
22. North Carolina 121 22. Arizona 71.35
23. Charlotte 111 23. North Carolina 71.45
24. Arizona 80 24. Duke 71.47
25. Duke 44 25. Florida State 71.48

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