Clemson Golf Team Still Ranked Number-one
Clemson, SC-Larry Penley's Clemson golf team remains ranked
number-one in the nation in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin national
rankings released Tuesday. Clemson has been ranked number-one the
entire spring in that computer ranking. The Tigers begin play in
the NCAA East Regional on Thursday.
The Tigers are also ranked number-one in the Precept Division I
Coach's Poll, a position Clemson has held for each of the last six
Clemson is first and Florida is second in the Sagarin/Golfweek
Computer Poll. The Tigers have a margin of 0.96 rating points.
Clemson's distance between itself and Florida is equal to the margin
in rating points between Florida and the 17th place team, New Mexico,
an indication of Clemson's strength in the computer poll this year.
Clemson has a 79-8-3 record in head to head tournament competition
against the top Top 25 teams, by far the best top 25 record in the
nation. Clemson is also ranked number-one by Golfweek in terms of
strength of schedule.
Individually, Clemson has three of the top 10 players in the nation
according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Leading the way is D.J.
Trahan, who is ranked second individually with 69.28 rating points.
Hunter Mahan of Oklahoma State holds the top spot at 68.70. Clemson
sophomore Jack Ferguson is ranked sixth with a 69.71 figure, while
Matt Hendrix is 10th at 70.01 It is the highest ranking for
Ferguson and Hendrix as collegiate golfers.
Both are ranked ahead of Ricky Barnes of Arizona, who was the low
amateur at the Masters last month. Barnes is ranked 11th.
Golfweek/Sagarin Computer Ranking
(May 13, 2003)
Rk School Rating
1. Clemson 69.82
2. Florida 70.78
3. Wake Forest 70.82
4. Texas 70.83
5. Oklahoma State 70.92
6. Augusta State 70.94
7. Arizona 71.01
8. TCU 71.07
9. North Carolina 71.15
10. UNLV 71.19
11. UCLA 71.23
12. Auburn 71.42
13. Georgia 71.43
14. Minnesota 71.51
15. Georgia Tech 71.58
16. Arizona State 71.73
17. New Mexico 71.77
18. Charleston 71.80
19. NC State 71.81
20. Arkansas 71.88
Golfweek/Sagarin Individual Computer Rankings
Rk Player School Rating
1. Hunter Mahan Oklahoma State 68.70
2. D.J. Trahan Clemson 69.28
3. Bill Haas Wake Forest 69.43
4. Oliver Wilson Augusta State 69.58
5. Nick Watney Fresno State 69.61
6. Jack Ferguson Clemson 69.71
7. Brandt Snedeker Vanderbilt 69.74
8. Troy Matteson Georgia Tech 69.92
9. Dustin Bray North Carolina 69.93
10. Matt Hendrx Clemson 70.01
11. Ricky Barnes Arizona 70.04
12. Chris Nallen Arizona 70.05
13. Justin Walters NC State 70.06
14. David Inglis Tulsa 70.10
15. Jason Hartwick Texas 70.14