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Clemson Ranked Number-one in Both Golf Polls

Clemson Ranked Number-one in Both Golf Polls

March 19, 2003

Larry Penley’s Clemson golf team remains number-one in the nation in both college polls this week. The Tigers are number-one in the Precept Coach’s poll for the third straight ranking. The Tigers are number-one for the sixth straight week this spring according to the Golfweek/Sagarin computer ranking.

Individually, Clemson has three of the top 16 players in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Senior D.J. Trahan is ranked first among Tigers and second in the nation with 68.78 rating points. Brandt Snedeker of Vanderbilt is first. Clemson junior Matt Hendrix is 12th in the ranking with a 69.63 figure, while sophomore Jack Ferguson is 16th at 69.82.

Gregg Jones is a fourth Tiger in the top 40 in the nation. The junior who was a second-team All-American last year, is 39th at 70.82. Trahan is also ranked first in the Golfweek/Titleist men’s amateur rankings this week with 260 points. Hunter Mahan of Oklahoma State and Ricky Barnes of Arizona are second and third, respectively.

Former Clemson All-American Dillard Pruitt is ranked 15th in the latest amateur rankings.

Precept Coaches Men's College PollRk School (First-Place votes) Pts1. Clemson (19) 9902. Augusta State (18) 9463. TCU (1) 8534. Florida 7775. Wake Forest (1) 7746. Arizona 7517. UNLV (1) 7228. Texas 7189. UCLA 69710. Oklahoma State (1) 62711. Minnesota 59812. Georgia 46713. Georgia Tech 44814. North Carolina 44815. Duke 39516. New Mexico 36617. NC State 32518. Oklahoma 27219. Northwestern 25720. Illinois 23821. Washington 20322. Pepperdine 17723. Auburn 12524. College of Charleston 12125. Southern Cal 102
Golfweek/Sagarin RankingsRk School Rating1. Clemson 69.652. UNLV 70.623. TCU 70.734. Augusta State 70.765. Texas 70.776. Wake Forest 70.837. Arizona 70.888. North Carolina 70.899. Florida 70.9310. UCLA 70.9411. Oklahoma State 71.1412. Minnesota 71.3113. Georgia Tech 71.4514. Auburn 71.4815. New Mexico 71.5016. Duke 71.5417. Northwestern 71.5618. Georgia 71.5819. NC State 71.6120. Charleston 71.6121. Pepperdine 71.6622. Alabama 71.6723. Vanderbilt 71.6724. Arkansas 71.6825. Tennessee 71.81