Clemson Golf Ranked #1 by Golf World
Clemson, SC-Clemson is ranked number-one in the nation by the Golf
World preseason college golf poll. The poll that is voted on by
college coaches, lists Clemson number-one, followed by Minnesota,
Florida, Arizona and Georgia Tech.
Wake Forest is listed sixth, followed by Texas, Oklahoma
State, Washington and NC State. North Carolina is listed 11th,
giving the ACC five of the top 11 teams in the poll.
Clemson opened its season with a victory at the Topy Cup in
Japan. Clemson defeated defending NCAA Champion and second ranked
Minnesota by 31 strokes at the 54-hole event. It was the 49th career
victory for Clemson head coach Larry Penley.
Clemson senior D.J. Trahan was ranked as the top individual
in the nation in Golf World's individual rankings. Trahan won the
Jack Nicklaus Award and the Ben Hogan Award as a junior as the top
player in college golf. Four of the top 10 from the poll are from
the ACC, as Georgia Tech's Troy Matteson (5th), Wake Forest's Bill
Haas (7th) and North Carolina's Dustin Bray (9th) are also in the top
10. Clemson junior Gregg Jones is also listed as among the top
players in the country by the magazine.
The Clemson team will return to Tigertown on Saturday and
will not return to tournament action until September 27-29 when
Clemson competes in the Carpet Classic in Dalton, GA.