Four Tiger Golfers, Penley Earn ACC Honors


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Clemson, SC-D.J. Trahan, Jack Ferguson, Matt Hendrix, and Gregg
Jones, 80 percent of Clemson's starting lineup, were all named to the
All-ACC golf team on Tuesday. It marked just the second time in
school history that four Tigers were named to the first-team. The
2000 season is the only other year it has happened.

Additionally, Clemson head coach Larry Penley was named ACC
Coach of the Year. It marked the fifth time in Penley's career that
he has been selected.

The Tigers will next be in action on Thursday and Friday when
they take part in the Atlanta Intercollegiate in Stockbridge, GA.

For Trahan, it marked the fourth time in his career that he
had been named first-team All-ACC. He joins Jonathan Byrd as the
only golfers in school history to be named first-team All-ACC four
times. Trahan currently has a 70.55 stroke average for the season,
second best in the nation.

Ferguson is second on the team in stroke average with a 71.28
figure. His eight-foot putt on the last hole won the ACC Tournament
for the Tigers in April. The sophomore from Seneca, SC has six top
10 finishes, second best on the Clemson team behind Trahan's eight
top 10s.

Matt Hendrix has a 71.62 stroke average for the season, third
best on the Clemson team. The junior is ranked 14th in the nation in
the national singles rankings computed by Golfweek/Sagarin. Hendrix
has four top 10 finishes this season and has 13 rounds under par,
second best on the Clemson team.

Jones, a second-team All-American last year, has a 72.69
stroke average for the year. It is the second straight year Jones
has been named, as he joined Trahan on the team last year.

Penley was also named the ACC Coach of the Year in 1987,
1996, 1997 and 1998. He has led the Tigers to four tournament titles
this year, including the ACC Championship. He now has 52 career
tournament victories and 52 other tournaments in which his Tigers
have finished in the runnerup spot.

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