Clemson Second in Both Golf Polls Heading into NCAAs


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Clemson, SC-Clemson is ranked second in the nation in both major
collegiate golf polls heading into next week's regional play. The
Tigers are second to Florida in both the Sagarin Computer ranking and
the GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America). Clemson has been
ranked second in the nation according to both polls since the Fall.


Clemson is the defending NCAA Champion and will start defense
of that crown next Thursday at the NCAA East Regional at the Yale
University Course in New Haven, CT. Clemson is the number-two seed
in the regional field behind the Gators. Clemson has a 70-19-1
record against the other 26 teams in the East Regional field.



Individually, three Clemson golfers are ranked in the top 25
in numerous NCAA statistics as published this week by Golfstat.
Jack Ferguson, a junior from Seneca, leads the nation in fewest
putts/round on greens in regulation (1.74) and is second in birdie
conversion percentage (.343). Senior Matt Hendrix is fifth in the
nation in birdie conversion (.339) and is 10th in greens in
regulation (.738). Gregg Jones is 12th in the nation in greens in
regulation (.724) and is 25th in fairways hit (.768).

NCAA Golf Polls
Sagarin			GCAA
1.	Florida		69.93	1.	Florida (29)	746
2.	Clemson 	70.56	2.	Clemson (1)	697
3.	Georgia		70.74	3.	UCLA		653
4.	Arizona State	70.80	4.	Georgia		632
5.	UCLA		70.84	5.	Arizona State	615
6.	Georgia Tech	71.01	6.	Arizona		574
7.	Arizona		71.09	7.	Georgia Tech	565
8.	Oklahoma State	71.17	8.	Texas		520
9.	Texas		71.17	9.	Oklahoma State	517
10.	TCU		71.27	10.	TCU		442
11.	Southern Cal	71.40	11.	Minnesota	406
12.	South Carolina	71.45	12.	South Carolina	392
13.	Minnesota	71.48	13.	UNLV		352
14.	Augusta State	71.55	14.	BYU		308
15.	UNLV		71.56	15.	California	293
16.	Wake Forest	71.63	16.	Southern Cal	277
17.	Oklahoma	71.68	17.	New Mexico	254
18.	Duke		71.68	18.	Augusta State	250
19.	California	71.70	19.	Oklahoma	213
20.	New Mexico	71.71	20.	Duke		203
21.	BYU		71.77	21.	Wake Forest	202
22.	Kentucky	71.78	22.	Washington	109
23.	Arkansas	71.82	23.	Arkansas	88
24.	Washington	71.83	24.	Kansas		76
25.	Kansas		71.89	25.	Kentucky	74


Clemson Players in National Golf Stat rankings through May 9, 2004

Matt Hendrix, Grad, Aiken, SC

*8th in overall player ranking by Sagarin computer

*5th in Birdie Conversion Percentage, .339

*9th in Par 3 Greens in Regulation, .708

*10th in Greens in Regulation, .738

*13th in Subpar Holes/Round, 4.45

*16th in scoring average vs. par, -0.93

*17th in Fewest Bogeys/Round, 2.45

*17th in Par Three Scoring Average, 3.05

*19th in scoring average, 70.83

*21st in Fewest Putts on GIR, 1.781

*25th in par 5 scoring average, 4.62



Jack Ferguson, Junior, Seneca, SC

*10th in overall player ranking by Sagarin Computer



*1st in Fewest Putts on GIR, 1.740

*2nd, Birdie Conversion, .343

*4th in Par 3 Scoring Average, 3.02

*15th in Total Birdies, 134

*16th in Par 3 GIR, .698

*16th in Subpar Strokes/Round, 4.38

*20th, Fewest Putts/Round, 29.38

*21st, Scoring Average vs. Par, -0.69

*23rd in Scoring Average, 71.09



Gregg Jones, Graduate, Florence, SC



*12th in Greens in Regulation, .724

*18th in Par 3 Greens in Regulation, .688

*25th in Fairways Hit, .768

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