Clemson Fourth in Latest Golf World Poll

Clemson Fourth in Latest Golf World Poll

April 22, 2009

Clemson, SC – Clemson is ranked fourth in the nation in the latest Golf World Coaches poll released on Wednesday. Additionally three current Tigers are ranked in the top 40 among college golfers according to the Sagarin Computer rankings.

Georgia is ranked first nationally with 20 first-place votes and 594 poll points according to the latest Golf World poll, while Oklahoma State is second and Southern California is third. Clemson is fourth, followed by Stanford, Washington, ACC rival Georgia Tech, Alabama, Florida and Indiana. This is the sixth consecutive poll that Clemson has been ranked in the top 10 in the nation as a team, the second straight poll Clemson has been ranked fourth.

Individually, Kyle Stanley is ranked seventh nationally with a 69.77 rating according to the Sagarin computer rankings. He has played the third toughest schedule individually and has an outstanding 60-34-3 record against the other top 25 players in the ranking. Stanley finished seventh in the nation as a freshman and 34th last year as a sophomore.

David May has improved to 30th in the nation in the individual rankings after winning co-medalist honors at the ACC Tournament at The Old North State Club last weekend. He has a 70.79 rating. Ben Martin is ranked 37th in the nation with a 70.96 rating.

Clemson, Southern California, Oklahoma State and Georgia are the only schools in the nation with three players ranked among the nation’s top 40.

Clemson is ranked sixth in the nation as a team according to the Sagarin computer rankings.

Golf World Coaches Poll April 22, 2009

Rk. School (1st Place Votes) Pts. 1. Georgia (20) 594 2. Oklahoma State (3) 566 3. Southern California 5424. Clemson (1) 517 5. Stanford 474 6. Washington 450 7. Georgia Tech 416 8. Alabama 405 9. Florida 399 10. Indiana 396 11. South Carolina 315 12. Illinois 287 13. Arkansas 285 14. Texas Tech 281 15. TCU 257 16. Texas 205 17. Arizona State 198 18. NC State 161 19. UCLA 160 20. Tennessee 132 21. Texas A&M 126 22. LSU 115 23. UCF 107 24. Colorado State 94 25. UNLV 75