Aug. 29, 2005
Clemson’s men’s golf program is ranked among the finest in the nation according to a national ranking in the recent issue of Golf World Magazine. The August 18 issue lists Clemson as the fifth best golf program in the nation according to its panel of golf writers.
“Football might be king, but golfers have been the stars at Clemson recently,” states the magazine in ranking Clemson fifth. “In 2003, the men’s golf program won the school’s fourth national championship in any sport. Clemson also has won the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship five times in the last nine years.”
ACC rival Georgia Tech was ranked first in the poll, followed by Texas, Florida, UCLA and Clemson. Oklahoma State was listed sixth followed by Georgia, Arizona, UNLV and New Mexico. Wake Forest was 13th, Duke 14th and North Carolina 18th among ACC schools that made the list.
Clemson advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 24th consecutive year, the 22nd in a row under Larry Penley, in 2005. Clemson and Oklahoma State are the only golf programs in the nation to reach the NCAAs each of the last 24 years as a team.
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