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Clemson Ranked 19th in Preseason Golf World/Nike Coaches Poll

Sept. 4, 2009

Clemson, SC – Clemson is ranked 19th in the nation in the preseason Golf World/Nike Coaches poll for the 2009-10 season. The Tigers return just one starter from last year’s team that was sixth in the final regular season poll. Ben Martin, a finalist for the US Amateur last weekend, is the loan returning starter.

Other top Clemson players this year are expected to be Luke Hopkins, Jacob Burger, Alex Boyd and freshmen Crawford Reeves and Corbin Mills.

Clemson opens its season on Friday, September 11 at the Carpet Classic in Dalton, GA. It is the first of three fall tournaments for Larry Penley’s Tigers. Clemson will also compete at the Brickyard Invitational in Macon, GA October 10-12 and at the Isleworth Collegiate in Windermere, FL on October 25-27.

Golf World/Nike Coaches PollRk. Team – Pts. 1. Oklahoma State (12) – 619 2. Washington (9) – 601 3. Georgia (1) – 511 4. Alabama – 500 5. Stanford – 474 6. Arizona State – 465 7. Texas A&M (3) – 462 8. Arkansas – 442 9. Florida – 400 10. Southern California (1) – 379 11. Georgia Tech – 344 12. Illinois – 303 13. NC State – 258 14. TCU – 257 15. South Carolina – 244 16. UCLA – 231 17. LSU – 224 18. Tennessee – 19619. Clemson – 193 20. Duke – 167 21. Michigan – 156 22. Oregon – 114 23. Texas – 111 24. Texas Tech – 99 25. Florida State – 91

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