Clemson Golf Team Still Ranked Number-one


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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
polls.

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

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