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Tiger Golfers Ranked Among Nation’s Best

Tiger Golfers Ranked Among Nation’s Best

May 21, 2002

Clemson, SC – Clemson golfers D.J. Trahan and Gregg Jones are both ranked among the top 15 college players nationally according to the latest Golfweek/Sagarin player rankings. Trahan is rated third in the nation by the computer rankings, while Jones is now 13th. Trahan trails only Graeme McDowell of UAB and Camilo Villegas of Florida in the individual rankings. He beat both players by at least nine shots at the NCAA East Regional last weekend. All three will be in the same tournament May 29- June 1 at the NCAA championships at Ohio State.

The Clemson team is ranked second in the nation, trailing only Georgia Tech in the Golfweek/Sagarin team rankings. The two teams tied for the NCAA East Regional title last weekend with identical 876 scores. Wake Forest is third, followed by Florida, Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU, Southern Cal, Auburn and Georgia. NC State, also of the ACC, leads the second 10 in 11th place.

Golfstat, the service that compiles the national college golf stats, has Trahan and Jones ranked among the best players in the nation in many statistical categories. Trahan is ranked in the top 10 in the nation in eight different categories, including a #2 ranking in scoring average (70.33) , subpar strokes per round (4.53), scoring average vs. par (-1.33), and fewest bogeys per round (2.25).

Jones is ranked in the top 25 in seven different categories, including a number-five ranking in greens in regulation percentage (.753) and a number-nine ranking in par three scoring average (3.05). Clemson freshman Martin Catalioto is ranked 25th in the nation in pars per round (11.86).

The Clemson team is ranked in the top 15 in the nation in nine different team categories. The list includes a third-place listing in scoring average (73.01), fewest bogeys per round (3.18), and par four scoring average (4.10).

Clemson Top 25 National Rankings

D.J. Trahan, Jr., Inman, SC *2nd, Scoring Average (70.33) *2nd, Score compared to par (-1.33) *2nd, Subpar strokes/round (4.53) *2nd Fewest bogeys per round (2.25) *4th, Par 4 Scoring average (3.94) *5th First round Scoring Average (70.50) *6th, Eagles, (7) *6th, Birdies (149) *18th, Last Round Scoring Average (71.42) *22nd, par 5 Scoring average (4.67)

Gregg Jones, Sophomore, Florence, SC *5th, Greens in Regulation (.753) *9th, Par Three Scoring (3.05) *12th, Greens in Regulation on par 3s(.753) *17th, Sand Saves (.545) *19th, Fewest Bogeys/Round (2.67) *24th, Scoring Compared to Par, (+0.21) *24th, Par 4 Scoring Average (4.07)

Martin Catalioto, Freshman, Hilton Head, SC *25th, Pars/Round (11.86)

Clemson Team Rankings *3rd, Scoring Average (73.01) *3rd, Score Compared to Par (+1.28) *3rd, Fewest Bogeys/Round (3.18) *3rd, Par 4 Scoring, (4.10) *6th, First Round Scoring Average (72.95) *6th, Pars/Round (11.18) *12th, Last Round Scoring Average (73.47) *13th, Subpar Strokes/Round (3.13) *15th, Par 3 Scoring Average (3.18)