Clemson Ranked 3rd In Nation Heading Into ACC Tournament

Clemson Ranked 3rd In Nation Heading Into ACC Tournament

April 12, 2001

PRINCETON, N.J. – Clemson is ranked third as a team and three Tigers are rated among the top 25 players in the nation according to the latest MasterCard collegiate golf rankings. Clemson has been ranked among the top three teams in the nation in every poll this year.

The Tigers are currently third, trailing only Georgia and Georgia Tech. This past weekend at the US Collegiates in Mexico, that was the exact way the three teams finished. Clemson will next be in action April 20-22 at the ACC Tournament in Orlando, FL.

Individually, Lucas Glover is ranked fourth in the nation, trailing only Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech, Erik Compton of Georgia and Nick Cassini of Georgia. Classmate John Engler, who had a top 10 finish in Mexico, is ranked fifth overall. Sophomore D.J. Trahan, who did not play in Mexico due to his participation in The Masters, is ranked 25th. Trahan did not receive any points in the MasterCard college rankings for playing at Augusta.

Men’s Team Rankings – April 11, 2001 1 Georgia 2 Georgia Tech 3 Clemson 4 Texas 5 Florida 6 Augusta State 7 TCU 8 Arizona State 9 Southern California 10 North Carolina State 11 New Mexico 12 Oklahoma 13 South Carolina 14 Oklahoma State 15 East Tennessee State 16 Brigham Young 17 Virginia Tech 18 Charleston 19 Wake Forest 20 Alabama-Birmingham

Individual Rankings

1 Bryce Molder SR Georgia Tech 448.500
2 Erik Compton SO Georgia, U. of 288.918
3 Nick Cassini SR Georgia, U. of 257.400
4 Lucas Glover SR Clemson University 250.536
5 John Engler SR Clemson University 238.650
6 Luke Donald SR Northwestern 230.153
7 Chris Wisler SR East Tennessee St. 216.365
8 David Sanchez SR North Carolina State 216.150
9 Jamie Elson JR Augusta State U. 187.522
10 David Miller JR Georgia, U. of 174.600
25 D.J. Trahan SO Clemson University 128.025