Clemson, Trahan Number One in Polls


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Clemson, SC-Clemson senior D.J. Trahan has rising to the number-one
ranking in college golf according to the latest Golfweek/Sagarin
rankings. The ratings are through college tournaments of this past
weekend. The Clemson team remains ranked number-one for the second
straight month. Trahan is also rated number-one in the world amateur
rankings by Golfweek.

Trahan moved ahead of Oklahoma State's Hunter Mahan with a
54-hole score of 201 at the Cleveland Golf Augusta State Invitational
this past weekend. The native of Inman who was named the winner of
the Jack Nicklaus Award last year, had rounds of 66-71-64 in scoring
a 15-under-par tournament. He finished second to Oliver Wilson of
Augusta State, who has now moved to third in the individual rankings.

Trahan's 64 on Sunday included birdies on the 17th and 18th
holes. It was his career low round after eight scores of 66
previously in his career. His 15-under-par tournament was the low
tournament in Clemson history vs. par on a par 72 course. His score
helped the Tigers to a 42-under-par score as a team and an 822 total.
Both the under-par and 822 team score were all-time Clemson records.

Clemson has three of the top 15 players in the nation
according to the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. In addition to
Trahan's number-one ranking, sophomore Jack Ferguson is ninth with a
69.76 rating, while junior Matt Hendrix is 15th with a 69.99 figure.
Ferguson finished fourth at the Cleveland Golf Augusta State
Invitational with a 205 score, 11-under-par. Hendrix had a 211
figure and was 21st.

The Clemson team remains ranked number-one in the nation, a
position it has held all spring. Texas has moved to number-two,
while ACC rival Wake Forest is third. Arizona is fourth, followed by
UNLV and Augusta State. North Carolina (11th), Georgia Tech (15th)
and NC State (16th) are the other ACC teams in the top 20.

In addition to Clemson's number-one overall ranking, the
Tigers also have played the toughest schedule in the nation according
to the Sagarin rankings. Clemson has in incredible 73-7-3 record
against the other top 25 teams in the nation. The Tigers have
finished first, second or third in all 10 of their events this year,
a streak that is actually a school record 14 tournaments long going
back to last year. The previous Clemson record for consecutive
tournament finishes in third place or better was five.

In addition to Trahan's collegiate ranking, he remains
number-one in the latest Golfweek/Titleist Amateur rankings. Mahan
is also number-two in that ranking, followed by Ricky Barnes of the
University of Arizona and Bill Haas of Wake Forest. Clemson's Jack
Ferguson is tied for 20th in the amateur rankings.

Clemson will next be in action April 18-20 when it comes in
the ACC Tournament at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point, NC.

Sagarin/Golfweek Indivdual College Golf Rankings
(Through tournaments of April 7, 2003)
Rk	Player	School	Rating
1.	D.J. Trahan	Clemson 	68.81
2.	Hunter Mahan	Oklahoma State	69.01
3.	Oliver Wilson	Augusta State	69.22
4.	Brandt Snedeker	Vanderbilt	69.38
5.	Bill Haas	Wake Forest	69.40
6.	Nick Watney	Fresno State	69.43
7.	Justin Walters	NC State	69.47
8.	Dustin Bray	North Carolina	69.54
9.	Jack Ferguson	Clemson 	69.76
10.	Ryan Moore	UNLV      	69.85
11.	Troy Matteson	Georgia Tech	69.90
12.	Jason Hartwick	Texas    	69.90
13.	Chris Nallen	Arizona 	69.90
14.	Ricky Barnes	Arizona 	69.95
15.	Matt Hendrix	Clemson 	69.99
16.	Jim Seki	Stanford	70.08
17.	Adam Rubinson	TCU     	70.15
18.	Jay Mundy	Auburn    	70.15
19.	James Vargas	Florida  	70.29
20.	Brock MacKenzie	Washington	70.29

Golfweek/Titleist Men's Amateur Rankings
(Through March 30, 2003)
Rk	Name	Hometown	Pts
1.	D.J. Trahan	Inman, SC	230
2.	Hunter Mahan	McKinney, TX	225
3.	Ricky  Barnes	Stockton, CA	215
4.	Bill Haas	Greer, SC	190
5.	Dustin Bray	Asheboro, NC	150
6.	Ryan Moore	Payallup, WA	145
7.	Chris Nallen	Hackettstown, NJ	140
8.	Adam Rubinson	Ft. Worth, TX	135
9.	Simon Nash	Australia	130
10.	Spencer Levin	Elk Grove, CA	125
11.	Justin Smith	Moon Township, PA	110
12.	Lee Williams	Alexander City, AL	105
14.	Brock McKenzie	Yakima, WA	100
14.	Dillard Pruitt	Greenville, SC	100
14.	Justin Walters	South Africa	100
17.	Brady Stockton	San Ramon, CA	95
17.	Nick Watney	Dixon, CA	95
17.	Jason Hartwick	Sacramento, CA	95
17.	Tripp Davis	Norman, OK	95
20.	Danny Green	Jackson, TN	90
20.	Jack Ferguson	Seneca, SC	90

Sagarin/Golfweek Team Rankings
(Through Tournaments of April 7, 2003)
Rk	School	Rating
1.	Clemson 	69.73
2.	Texas	        70.78
3.	Wake Forest	70.83
4.	Arizona	        70.88
5.	UNLV	        70.88
6.	Augusta State	70.93
7.	TCU	        70.93
8.	Oklahoma State	71.02
9.	Florida	        71.03
10.	UCLA	        71.19
11.	North Carolina	71.26
12.	Georgia	        71.49
13.	Auburn	        71.52
14.	Minnesota	71.53
15.	Georgia Tech	71.59
16.	NC State	71.66
17.	New Mexico	71.70
18.	Charleston	71.74
19.	Washington	71.78
20.	Northwestern	71.81

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