June 7, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson is ranked second by the final Golfweek/Sagarin poll and third by the final Mastercard College Golf Foundation Poll. Georgia Tech, Clemson’s ACC foe and runnerup to national champion Oklahoma State, finished the year first in both computer rankings. Oklahoma State was second in the Mastercard poll and third in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll.
Clemson, who finished seventh at last week’s NCAA championships, had four of the top 25 players in the nation according to the final MasterCard rankings, while the same four Clemson players were all ranked in the top 33 in the country in the final Sagarin rankings. Clemson was the only school in the nation with four of the top 25 player in the nation according to the MasterCard poll.
Lucas Glover, of Greenville, SC and Wade Hampton, High School, finished seventh in the national according to MasterCard and eighth according to the Golfweek/Sagarin ranking. Glover was named a first-team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association on Monday and he set a Clemson single season record for stroke average in a season (71.24).
There is a dispute over the second best Clemson player according to the rankings. MasterCard ranked John Engler ninth in the nation, while it listed Jonathan Byrd 14th. Byrd was rated 11th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin poll and Engler was 12th.
Both Engler and Byrd also were chosen to All-America teams this year. Engler, a native of Augusta, GA, was a second-team selection, while Byrd, Clemson’s only senior this year, was a third-team selection.
Byrd, Engler and Glover have all been selected to represent the United States in the Palmer Cup in August. Clemson is the only school in the nation with three members on the team.
Freshman D.J. Trahan was ranked 22nd in the final MasterCard poll and 33rd in the final Golfweek/Sagarin ranking. Trahan was Clemson’s top golfer at the NCAA Tournament with a six-under par score and his 72.48 stroke average was the best in school history for a freshman.
Final National Golf Rankings for 2000
Final Rankings of Clemson Players
MasterCard Final Top 25 Players
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