Golf Ranked Third in Final Polls


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Clemson, SC - Clemson is ranked third in the nation in the final
rankings of the two major college golf polls. The Tigers, who
finished second in the nation at the NCAAs last weekend at Duke,
finished third in the MasterCard and GolfWeek computer rankings.
Georgia was first and Georgia Tech second in each poll. Florida, who
won the National Championship, was fourth in GolfWeek and fifth in
MasterCard.


Indivdually, John Engler ranked fourth in the nation in both final
polls. This is the highest final ranking ever by a Clemson golfer.
The previous best was a number-five final ranking by Charles Warren
in 1996-97. Classmate Lucas Glover was ranked sixth by MasterCard
and seventh by GolfWeek.


D.J. Trahan, who was Clemson's top performer at the NCAA National
Tournament with a seventh place finish, was 25th in the final
MasterCard poll and 34th in the final GolfWeek poll. Freshman Gregg
Jones was ranked 94th in the final Golfweek ranking.


Rank Team

1 Georgia

2 Georgia Tech

3 Clemson

4 Arizona State

5 Florida

6 Texas

7 Augusta State

8 North Carolina State

9 Southern California

10 Arizona

11 Oklahoma State

12 TCU

13 Wake Forest

14 East Tennessee State

15 Oklahoma

16 Brigham Young

17 South Carolina

18 New Mexico

19 Virginia Tech

20 Alabama-Birmingham



Individual Rank Player Year School Points

1 Bryce Molder SR Georgia Tech 664.700

2 Erik Compton SO Georgia, U. of 396.864

3 Nick Cassini SR Georgia, U. of 377.267

4 John Engler SR Clemson University 366.750

5 Chris Wisler SR East Tennessee St. 359.055

6 Lucas Glover SR Clemson University 354.075

7 Jamie Elson JR Augusta State U. 319.361

8 Matt Jones JR Arizona State U. 309.883

9 Luke Donald SR Northwestern 304.338

10 Camilo Villegas FR Florida, U. of 297.065

11 Nick Gilliam SR Florida, U. of 294.257

12 Ricky Barnes SO Arizona, U. of 287.520

13 David Miller JR Georgia, U. of 284.711

14 Anders Hultman JR Oklahoma State U. 280.400

15 Jon Mills SR Kent State 277.523

25 D.J. Trahan SO Clemson University 226.439

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