Clemson First in Final Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings


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Clemson, SC-Clemson was ranked first in the nation in the final
Sagarin/Golfweek computer rankings released on Monday. D.J. Trahan,
Jack Ferguson and Matt Hendrix were all ranked in the top 10 of the
final individual rankings. It marked the first time Clemson has had
three of the top 10 players in the final computer rankings.

Clemson, who won the school's first golf national
championship on the course last Friday at Karsten Creek in
Stillwater, OK, is a full rating point ahead of second place Florida.
Clemson had a 69.67 final team rating, ahead of Florida's 70.67. The
distance between Clemson and Florida in the poll rating is greater
than the distance between Florida and 16th place Minnesota, who has a
71.60 ranking, an indication of Clemson's dominance this year.

Clemson had a 115-8-3 record against the other top 25 teams
this year and an overall record of 183-8-3, the best winning
percentage (.950) in Clemson history. Clemson had 115 wins over top
25 teams and the second best total was the 80 turned in by Wake
Forest and Oklahoma State.

Trahan finished second in the Sagarin/Golfweek computer
ranking for the second straight year. He had a nation leading 82
wins over top 25 players, 12 more than teammate Ferguson, who was
second with 70 top 25 wins. Hunter Mahan of Oklahoma State was
ranked first with a 68.69 rating, while Trahan was second at 69.22.
Ferguson, who improved his stroke average by over three shots per
round this year, was ranked fifth in the nation with a 69.62 figure,
while Matt Hendrix was ninth at 69.89.

ACC players Bill Haas of Wake Forest (third) and Troy
Matteson of Georgia Tech (fourth) were also in the top 10, giving the
ACC four of the top five and five of the top 10 players in the nation
according to the rankings.

Gregg Jones, who was a first-team All-ACC golfer for the
Tigers this year, was ranked 41st in the final rankings. Senior Ben
Duncan, who made a significant contribution to Clemson's championship
with three counting scores in the four days in Stillwater, was ranked
144th in the final rankings.

While Trahan begins his professional career on the PGA Tour this
weekend, Ferguson, Hendrix and Jones all return next season. All
three have been All-Americans at some time or another in their
careers at Clemson. The 2003-04 Clemson team will be the first in
school history with three returning first, second or third team
All-Americans.

Final Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings
Rk	School	 	Points
1.	Clemson 	69.67
2.	Florida		70.67
3.	Wake Forest	70.76
4.	Oklahoma State	70.81
5.	Texas		70.90
6.	Augusta State	70.94
7.	Arizona		70.98
8.	UCLA		71.05
9.	UNLV		71.14
10.	North Carolina	71.17
11.	TCU		71.23
12.	Georgia Tech	71.33
13.	Georgia		71.36
14.	Auburn		71.40
15.	Arizona State	71.56
16.	Minnesota	71.60
17.	No Carolina St	71.72
18.	New Mexico	71.81
19.	Washington	71.83
20.	College of Char	71.90
21.	Tennessee	71.90
22.	Illinois	71.90
23.	Southern Cal	72.04
24.	Arkansas	72.05
25.	Duke		72.08

Final Individual Rankings
Rk	Player, School			Points
1.	Hunter Mahan, Oklahoma St.	68.69
2.	D.J. Trahan, Clemson 		69.22
3.	Bill Haas, Wake Forest		69.57
4.	Troy Matteson, Georgia Tech	69.60
5.	Jack Ferguson, Clemson	 	69.62
6.	Ricky Barnes, Arizona		69.65
7.	Brandt Snedeker, Vanderbilt	69.82
8.	Nick Watney, Fresno State	69.83
9.	Matt Hendrix, Clemson 		69.89
10.	Chris Nallen, Arizona		69.95
11.	Alejandro Canizares, Arizona St	70.00
12.	Oliver Wilson, Augusta State	70.03
13.	Brock MacKenzie, Washington	70.06
14.	Dustin Bray, North Carolina	70.09
15.	Jason Hartwick, Texas		70.14
16.	Camilo Villegas, Florida	70.16
17.	Ryan Moore, UNLV		70.17
18.	Justin Walters, NC State	70.19
19.	David Inglis, Tulsa		70.19
20.	Michael Letzig, New Mexico	70.27
41.	Gregg Jones, Clemson 		71.03

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