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Clemson Still Ranked Second In Mastercard Golf Rankings

April 26, 2000

PRINCETON, N.J. – Clemson remains second in the nation in the latest MasterCard college golf rankings according to the College Golf Foundation. The Tigers won the ACC Tournament last weekend, defeating among others, top ranked Georgia Tech. Clemson’s next action will be at the NCAA Regionals in Scranton, PA.

Clemson also has four players ranked in the top 16 in the nation according to the latest individual rankings by the Golf Foundation. Lucas Glover, a junior from Greenville, is ranked fourth in the nation, highest among the Tigers.

John Engler, who recently finished second at the ACC Tournament, Clemson’s top finisher, is ninth in the nation. Jonathan Byrd, first-team Academic and on-course All-American last year, is ranked 12th in the nation. His final round 67 at the ACC Tournament keyed Clemson’s comeback to the title. Freshman D.J. Trahan, who eagled the final hole on Sunday, is ranked 16th in the nation, best among freshmen.

Men’s Team Rankings – April 26, 2000

Rank Team
1 Georgia Tech
2 Clemson
3 Georgia
4 Oklahoma State
5 Arizona State
6 Northwestern
7 Fresno State
8 Brigham Young
9 Houston
10 Arizona
11 Augusta State
13 Florida
14 New Mexico
15 North Carolina State
16 Auburn
17 North Florida
18 Stanford
19 Kent
20 South Carolina
Rank Player Year School Points
1 Luke Donald JR Northwestern 351.502
2 Matt Kuchar SR Georgia Tech 337.675
3 Bryce Molder JR Georgia Tech 315.525
4 Lucas Glover JR Clemson University 300.707
5 Jess Daley SR Northwestern 272.489
6 Paul Casey JR Arizona State U. 261.400
7 Jeremy Anderson SR UNLV 250.160
8 Nick Cassini JR Georgia, U. of 239.183
9 John Engler JR Clemson University 233.063
10 Andy Miller SR Brigham Young Univ. 227.685
11 Charles Howell JR Oklahoma State U. 223.800
12 Jonathan Byrd SR Clemson University 208.946
13 Max Harris SR North Carolina, U of 205.778
14 Martin Maritz SR Tulsa, U. of 202.341
15 Ben Curtis SR Kent 195.650
16 D.J. Trahan FR Clemson University 183.903