Nov. 21, 2001
Clemson, S.C. — Clemson junior D.J. Trahan is ranked number-one in the nation in the final fall college golf polls. The native of Inman, SC is ranked number-one by both the Golfweek/Sagarin poll and the Golfstat rankings.
Trahan just completed the greatest individual fall in school history. He played in six tournaments and had five finishes of first or second. That is already a record for first or second place finishes in a season in Clemson history. Trahan posted a 69.77 stroke average for the fall, a record in school history for the fall part of the schedule.
Trahan won the Carpet Classic and Jerry Pate Intercollegiate and had a second-place finish at the Ping/Preview, the Long Cove Invitational and the Savane All-American Collegiate.
Trahan has a 68.08 rating in the Sagarin/Golfweek poll, ahead of Bill Haas of Wake Forest, who has a 68.21 rating. Camilo Villegas of Florida is third at 72.64. In the Golfstat college rankings, Trahan is first with a 70.20 ranking. Geoffrey Harris of Old Dominion is second, while Bill Lewis of UNC Wilmington is third.
Trahan is a prime reason Clemson is ranked fifth in the latest Golf World and Golfweek polls. Clemson was 13th in the preseason Golf World poll.
Golfweek Top 10:1. Georgia Tech, 70.05, 2. Wake Forest, 70.20, 3. Florida 70.31,4. Oklahoma State, 70.40, 5. Clemson 70.43, 6. Texas, 70.62, 7.Southern Cal 70.63, 8. TCU 70.67, 9. Tennessee 70.75, 10. OhioState 71.06
Golf World top 10: 1. Florida, 367, 2. Georgia Tech 347, 3. Oklahoma State, 331, 4. Wake Forest 330, 5. Clemson 313, 6. Texas 301, 7. Southern Cal, 274, 8. TCU 266, 9. Virginia Tech 240, 10. Georgia 206
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