Men’s Golf Ranked Third In Latest Poll

April 4, 2001

Princeton, NJ — Larry Penley’s Clemson golf team is ranked third in the nation in the latest MasterCard golf poll. The Tigers have ranked in the top three in the nation in every poll so far this season. Clemson trails only nearby rivals Georgia and Georgia Tech. Augusta State has risen to fourth in the nation, that school’s highest ranking ever. Florida is fifth, followed by sixth ranked NC State. The ACC is the only conference with three teams ranked in the top six in the nation.

Individually, Lucas Glover is Clemson’s top ranked golfer with a number-two rating. He trails only Georgia Tech’s Bryce Molder. Clemson’s John Engler is fourth, just behind Georgia’s Erik Compton. D.J. Trahan, who will play in the Masters this weekend, is 18th nationally.

Rank Team  1 Georgia  2 Georgia Tech  3 Clemson  4 Augusta State  5 Florida  6 North Carolina State  7 Texas  8 TCU  9 South Carolina  10 Oklahoma  11 New Mexico  12 Southern California  13 East Tennessee State  14 Oklahoma State  15 Arizona State  16 Brigham Young  17 Virginia Tech  18 Wake Forest  19 Northwestern  20 Louisiana State

Rank Player Year School Points 1 Bryce Molder SR Georgia Tech 424.800 2 Lucas Glover SR Clemson University 278.990 3 Erik Compton SO Georgia, U. of 258.300 4 John Engler SR Clemson University 237.550 5 David Sanchez SR North Carolina State 233.150 6 Chris Wisler SR East Tennessee St. 229.408 7 Nick Cassini SR Georgia, U. of 211.550 8 Luke Donald SR Northwestern 192.805 9 Jamie Elson JR Augusta State U. 187.328 10 Kyle Thompson SR South Carolina 184.543 11 Jeff Quinney SR Arizona State U. 176.473 12 Ryan Hybl FR Georgia, U. of 174.850 13 David Miller JR Georgia, U. of 153.600 14 David Bennett SR North Florida, U. of 151.284 15 Cody Freeman JR Oklahoma, U. of 148.350 16 Camilo Villegas FR Florida, U. of 148.245 17 Alan Morgan SR Louisiana State U. 147.905 18 D.J. Trahan SO Clemson University 140.948 19 Adam Rubinson SO TCU 139.500 20 Anders Hultman JR Oklahoma State U. 138.362