Ferguson, who grew up in Seneca, is currently ranked 11th with 120 points, tied with Camilo Villegas of Columbia, a member of Florida's golf team. Hendrix, a native of Aiken, SC, made the biggest move in the nation last week when he won the Sunnehanna Amateur in Johnstown, PA, a victory that jumped him from 56th to 13th in the rankings. Gregg Jones finished third at the Sunnehanna and moved from 43rd to 25th.
All three have a chance to move up the rankings this weekend as they are all participating in the Monroe Amateur in New York. They also will soon jump up in the standings when Ricky Barnes of Stockton, CA and the University of Arizona, and Hunter Mahan of McKinney, TX and Oklahoma State, turn professional within the next six weeks. Barnes is currently ranked number-one, while Mahan is third. Bill Haas of Greer, SC and the Wake Forest golf team, is currently second.
In addition to Ferguson, Hendrix and Jones, Clemson sophomore Martin Catalioto also will be playing at the Monroe Amateur this weekend. Current Clemson team members Brian Duncan, Stephen Poole and Nick Biershenk will be playing at Green Valley Country Club in Greenville this week at the South Carolina Match Play Championship. Biershenk is the defending champion.
Golfweek/Titleist World amateur Rankings
(Through events of June 9, 2003)
RK Name Hometown Points 1. Ricky Barnes Stockton, CA 210 2. Bill Haas Greer, SC 190 3. Hunter Mahan McKinney, TX 165 4. Dustin Bray Asheboro, NC 155 5. Lee Williams Alexander, AL 145 6. Chris Nallen Hackettstown, NJ 140 7. Brock MacKenzie Yakima, WA 130 8. Jason Hartwick Sacramento, CA 125 Matt Rosenfeld Plano, TX 125 Justin Smith Moon Township, PA 125 11. Camilo Villegas Columbia 120 Jack Ferguson Seneca, SC 120 13. Matt Hendrix Aiken, SC 115 14. Spencer Levin Elk Grove, CA 110 Brady Stockton San Ramon, CA 110 16. Danny Green Jackson, TN 105 Alej Canizares Spain 105 25. Gregg Jones Florence, SC 70