ETSU men given No. 14 ranking in Golfweek/Sagarin poll

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

            JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2008) - Having been ranked highly already by the Golf Coaches Association of America's Golf World/Nike listing earlier this week, the ETSU men's golf team has now been given a No. 14 national rank in the Golfweek/Sagarin Preseason Rankings.

 

            The Buccaneers, who finished No. 23 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings last year, open their 2008-09 season Sept. 12 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Dalton, Ga. The team, which was ranked 18th by the GCAA earlier this week, is coming off its school record 20th trip to the NCAA Championships.

 

            Georgia tops the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, followed by Oklahoma State, 2008 NCAA Champion UCLA, USC and Stanford. Tennessee is ranked 22nd.

 

            ETSU will return five players from its roster of a year ago, including players such as Seamus Power (Waterford, Ireland) and Rhys Enoch (Cornwall, England), who both were major contributors to the Bucs a year ago. Newcomers such as Scottish Boys Champion Michael Stewart (Troon, Scotland) and U.S. Amateur qualifier Devin Komline (Dorset, Vermont) are also expected to compete for positions on the top five this fall.

 

            For more on ETSU men's golf throughout the fall and spring semesters, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men's golf link.

 

PRESEASON TOP 30
(With final 2007-08 Golfweek rank): 

1. Georgia

1

2. Oklahoma State

5

3. UCLA

4

4. USC

2

5. Stanford

6

6. Florida

7

7. Clemson

13

8. Florida State

11

9. Arizona State

18

10. Georgia Tech

9

11. Texas A&M

16

12. Chattanooga

12

13. South Carolina

14

14. East Tenn. State

23

15. Wake Forest

19

16. Michigan State

21

17. Texas Tech

24

18. Indiana

25

19. Charlotte

8

20. Alabama

3

21. Duke

15

22. Tennessee

10

23. UNLV

22

24. Ala.-Birmingham

27

25. Kent State

29

26. North Carolina

30

27. Texas

32

28. Mississippi State

38

29. Middle Tenn. State

47

30. Mississippi

36

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