Clemson Golf Still Ranked #1


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Clemson, SC--The Clemson golf team is ranked #1 in the latest
Golfweek/Sagarin poll. The Tigers are ranked ahead of UNLV, TCU,
Florida and Wake Forest according to the computer poll published by
Golfweek.


The Tigers are coming off one of their best fall seasons. Larry
Penley's team gained three wins and two-second place finishes in
their five events. The Tigers will begin their spring season Monday,
Feb. 17th at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate in Jacksonville Florida.
The event will take place at Sawgrass Country Club. Individually, Clemson has three of the top 10 players in the nation
according to the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Senior D.J.
Trahan is the top ranked Tiger as he holds down the number-four
position. Junior Matt Hendrix is ranked ninth, while sophomore Jack
Ferguson is ranked 10th. All three will be in the Clemson lineup at
the Mercedes Collegiate next week. They will be joined by senior Ben
Duncan and junior Gregg Jones.


Four of the top 10 teams in the nation are from the ACC. In addition
to Clemson's number-one ranking, Wake Forest is fifth, North Carolina
is sixth and Duke is 10th.


Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings as of 2/12/03

#1 Clemson

#2 UNLV

#3 TCU

#4 Florida

#5 Wake Forest

#6 North Carolina

#7 Augusta State

#8 Arizona

#9 Minnesota

#10 Duke

#11 Texas

#12 UCLA

#13 Illinois

#14 Georgia

#15 Northwestern

#16 New Mexico

#17 College Of Charleston

#18 Pepperdine

#19 Tennessee

#20 Arkansas

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