Tigers 2nd in Both Golf Polls

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).

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