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April 29, 1998

PRINCETON, N.J. - The University of Nevada-Las Vegas men and the University of Arizona women are the top-ranked teams in collegiate golf in the sixteenth edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, which are administered by the College Golf Foundation and compiled by Golfstat, are determined by a computerized point system formula, based strictly on performance. The next date for release of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings will be Wednesday, May 6, 1998.

University of Arizona senior Rory Sabbatini is the top-ranked men,s player for the ninth consecutive week. Sabbatini's best finish this season was at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in October, where he won individual medalist honors. Sabbatini, who was named the Rolex College Golfer of the Month for October, has finished in the top five in five tournaments this season. In his other tournaments of the fall, Sabbatini finished third at the Missouri Bluffs Intercollegiate in September, and tied for third at the Taylor Made Red River Classic in October. So far this spring, Sabbatini placed second at the Ping Arizona Intercollegiate and fourth at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate Golf Classic. In his last two tournaments, Sabbatini finished sixth at the U.S. Collegiate Championship in St. Augustine, Florida and tied for sixth at the ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational.

Arizona State University freshman Grace Park is the top-ranked women's player for the eleventh straight edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. Park, who won the Rolex Fall Preview at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin, set a tournament record with her 54-hole total of six-under par 210. Park's other top finishes of the fall include a third place finish at the Stanford Women's Intercollegiate in October and a tie for fourth place at the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational in November. This spring, Park's top finish was at the SJSU Spartan Invitational where she tied for second place. In her last two tournaments, Park tied for fifth place at the Pac-10 Conference Championship and tied for fourth place at the Ping/ASU Invitational. Park has also tied for tenth place at the SMU/OSU Regional Challenge and tied for 11th place at the Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic, both in February.

In the men's team MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, UNLV retains its top spot with 391.080 points. UNLV started off the spring with a flurry, winning its first three events. The Rebels won the Ping Arizona Intercollegiate, The Taylor Made Big Island Intercollegiate and the John A. Burns Intercollegiate Golf Classic, all during the month of February. The Rebels also won their last tournament, the BELLSOUTH Yellow Pages Intercollegiate in Cary, North Carolina three weeks ago. UNLV leads the Rolex Collegiate Tour with six team victories this season. In its other tournaments this Spring, UNLV finished third at the U.S. Collegiate Championship, third at the Golf Digest Collegiate Invitational and fourth at the Cleveland Golf/Morris Williams Intercollegiate. During the fall season, UNLV also won the Ping/Golfweek Preview in September and the Rolex National Intercollegiate Match Play Team Championships in November. Clemson is in second place with 334.773 points and Georgia Tech is in third with 319.440 points. Arizona, (305.677) in fourth place, and Georgia (299.710), in fifth place, round out the top five.

On the women's side, Arizona holds the top spot for the second week in a row, with 349.970 points. Arizona won its second consecutive Pac-10 Conference Championship last week, its third team title of the year. The Wildcats, which have finished among the top three in 10 of 11 tournaments, won two events during the fall. The Wildcats won the Rolex Fall Preview (Madison, Wis.) in September and the Rolex National Intercollegiate Match Play Team Championships (Miami, Fla.) in November. Arizona's other top three finishes in the fall include a second place at the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational and a third place at the Stanford Women's Intercollegiate. So far this spring, the Wildcats have second place finishes at the SMU/OSU Regional Challenge, the SJSU Spartan Invitational and the Rainbow Wahine Invitational. Arizona also has two third place finishes; the SunTrust Lady Gator, and the Ping/ASU Invitational. Arizona State is a close second, trailing by just over nine points, with 340.840 points. Rounding out the top five are Tulsa (330.403) in third place, Georgia (319.763) in fourth place, and Duke (292.030) in fifth place.

The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings will also help to determine the College Players of the Year for both men's and women's college golf, using a season-long computerized points system that includes all Rolex Collegiate Tour events, all conference championships, and the NCAA Championships (both regional and national). This June the men's and women's Division I award winners will be presented their awards by Jack Nicklaus prior to the start of the final round of The Memorial in Dublin, Ohio.

The latest edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, results from the Rolex Collegiate Tour and information on all College Golf Foundation programs can be found on the CGF's website: http://chili.collegesportsnews.com/cgf/cgf.htm, hosted by College Sports News Daily, the on-line publication of Conference Press Publishing. For the latest college golf news, and news on all college sports, visit College Sports News Daily at: http://collegesportsnews.com The CGF, a non-profit organization founded in the Spring of 1995 with the corporate support of Rolex Watch, U.S.A. and also sustained by the partnership of MasterCard International, is dedicated to the growth and promotion of men's and women's collegiate golf.

MASTERCARD COLLEGIATE GOLF RANKINGS

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The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, administered by the CGF and compiled by Golfstat, are determined by a computerized point system formula based on performance. Total points calculated from 9 best events. The next rankings will be released May 6, 1998.

Men's Team Rankings - April 29, 1998

Rank Team               Points

1 UNLV 391.080 2 Clemson University 334.773 3 Georgia Tech 319.440 4 Arizona, U. of 305.677 5 Georgia, U. of 299.710 6 Houston, Univ. of 259.678 7 Oklahoma State U. 258.753 8 TCU 243.509 9 South Carolina 237.160 10 North Carolina, U of 225.489 11 Florida, U. of 222.650 12 Arkansas, U. of 215.127 13 Augusta State U. 195.733 14 Arizona State U. 177.463 15 Auburn University 155.263 16 North Carolina State 141.561 17 East Tennessee St. 131.700 18 Florida State Univ. 129.424 19 Virginia, U. of 119.920 20 Colorado State Univ. 117.330 21 Louisiana State U. 111.650 22 Brigham Young Univ. 110.734 23 UCLA 101.154 24 Southern California 100.872 25 New Mexico, U. of 92.973 26 Wake Forest Univ. 85.339 27 Mississippi St. U. 82.123 28 Oklahoma, U. of 79.124 29 Texas El Paso, U. of 70.890 30 Minnesota, Univ. of 68.357 31 Duke University 59.852 32 Tulsa, U. of 59.611 33 Kansas, U. of 57.595 34 Texas A&M University 52.388 35 Nebraska, U. of 51.352 36 Washington, U. of 50.146 37 Southeastern La. U. 49.136 38 Ohio State Univ. 46.340 39 Furman University 45.619 40 Southern Methodist 39.700 41 Northwestern 39.650 42 Charleston, Coll. of 38.740 43 Virginia-Commonwealt 36.772 44 Stanford University 35.764 45 Hawaii, Univ. of 31.202 46 California, U. of 31.177 47 Kent 30.800 48 North Florida, U. of 29.928 49 Maryland, U. of 28.932 50 Texas, Univ. of 25.381

The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, administered by the CGF and compiled by Golfstat, are determined by a computerized point system formula based on performance. Total points calculated from 9 best events. The next rankings will be released May 6, 1998.

Men's Individual Rankings - April 29, 1998

Rank Player             Team                    Points
1 Rory Sabbatini        Arizona, U. of          335.400
2 Bryce Molder          Georgia Tech            307.309
3 Jeremy Anderson       UNLV                    275.123
4 Matt Kuchar           Georgia Tech            266.700
5 Max Harris            North Carolina, U of    249.785
6 J.J. Henry            TCU                     215.315
7 Tim Clark             North Carolina State    214.875
8 Brad Elder            Texas, Univ. of         209.416
9 Doug La Belle         New Mexico, U. of       207.959
10 Edward Loar          Oklahoma State U.       206.015
11 Bill Lunde           UNLV                    202.579
12 Hank Kuehne          Southern Methodist      197.701
13 David Christensen    East Tennessee St.      195.478
14 Jonathan Byrd        Clemson University      188.932
15 Joel Kribel          Stanford University     184.725
16 Charles Warren       Clemson University      178.542
17 Jeremy Parrott       Georgia, U. of          178.070
18 Charley Hoffman      UNLV                    174.220
19 Andy Barnes          Arizona, U. of          171.940
20 Chris Thompson       Kansas, U. of           171.806
21 Charles Howell       Oklahoma State U.       164.733
22 James Driscoll       Virginia, U. of         157.425
23 Andy Miller          Brigham Young Univ.     154.519
24 Derek Gillespie      Arizona, U. of          141.555
25 Alberto Ochoa        TCU                     138.160
26 George McNeill       Florida State Univ.     133.837
27 Don Hill             North Carolina, U of    132.659
28 Scott Mendelsohn     Colorado State Univ.    130.097
29 Grady Girard         TCU                     128.200
30 Eric Ecker           South Carolina          128.085
31 Steve Scott          Florida, U. of          127.190
32 Kevin Muncrief       Oklahoma, U. of         126.450
33 Bo Van Pelt          Oklahoma State U.       122.623
34 Joey Maxon           Clemson University      122.384
35 Michael Boyd         Tulsa, U. of            119.527
36 Paul Casey           Arizona State U.        118.104
37 John Engler          Clemson University      113.200
38 Miguel Del Angel     Texas A&M University    112.924
39 Charlie Woerner      Southern California     112.064
40 Rich Barcelo         Nevada, Univ. of        111.268
41 Michael Morrison     Georgia, U. of          108.800
42 Lucas Glover         Clemson University      107.332
43 Derrick Pursley      Texas El Paso, U. of    103.675
44 Jeff Quinney         Arizona State U.        102.377
45 Rob Rashell          Washington, U. of       101.020
46 Ralph Gemoets        Texas El Paso, U. of    99.857
47 Scott Weatherly      Auburn University       98.350
48 Andy Sanders         Houston, Univ. of       98.014
49 Craig Lile           Arkansas, U. of         92.961
50 B.J. Schlagenhauf    UCLA                    92.194
51 Randy Leen           Indiana University      91.899
52 Hunter Haas          Oklahoma, U. of         91.240
53 Brandon DiTullio     UCLA                    90.060
54 Martin Maritz        Tulsa, U. of            88.654
55 Ryan Vermeer         Kansas, U. of           87.850
56 Jorge Corral         Southern California     84.918
57 Reid Edstrom         Auburn University       83.728
58 Carlton Forrester    Georgia Tech            81.403
59 D.J. Brigman         New Mexico, U. of       81.300
60 Victor Schwamkrug    Houston, Univ. of       80.350
61 Michael Connell      Mississippi St. U.      78.269
62 Ben Crane            Oregon, U. of           77.768
63 Dan Arroyo           California, U. of       77.415
64 Wes Latimer          Georgia Tech            76.650
65 P.J. Smith           Louisiana State U.      73.400
66 Rob Kerr             Minnesota, Univ. of     73.133
67 Luke Donald          Northwestern            72.850
68 Rich Morris          Arkansas, U. of         72.593
69 Chris Janson         Oregon State U.         72.198
70 Todd Lynch           Wake Forest Univ.       71.730
71 James Watt           Nevada, Univ. of        71.087
72 Ryuji Imada          Georgia, U. of          69.958
73 Jamie Rogers         Nebraska, U. of         69.030
74 Simon Lacey          Florida, U. of          68.930
75 Chris Morris         Houston, Univ. of       67.887
76 Naoya Takemoto       UC-Santa Barbara        67.725
77 Kyle Thompson        South Carolina          67.488
78 Jon Whitaker         Arkansas, U. of         66.428
79 Ross Bain            North Carolina, U of    66.075
80 Chris Berry          UNLV                    65.913
81 Chad Wellhausen      Mississippi St. U.      63.620
82 Ryan Gioffre         Wake Forest Univ.       62.730
83 Ryan Armour          Ohio State Univ.        62.670
84 Tom Richardson       Colorado State Univ.    61.912
85 Lewis Chitengwa      Virginia, U. of         60.835
86 Landry Mahan         Oklahoma State U.       60.370
87 Jeff Burns           Houston, Univ. of       59.820
88 Steve Bradley        Florida, U. of          59.744
89 Cameron Yancey       Virginia, U. of         58.309
90 Darren Slackman      Washington, U. of       57.743
91 Robby Stephenson     Colorado State Univ.    57.603
92 James McLean         Minnesota, Univ. of     57.567
93 Jimmy Walker         Baylor University       56.293
94 Todd Tanner          Utah State Univ.        53.853
95 Alex Rodger          Pepperdine Univ.        53.700
96 Michael Henderson    Brigham Young Univ.     53.478
97 Ryan Palmer          Texas A&M University    53.164
98 Craig Matthew        Ohio State Univ.        53.075
99 Kyle Voska           Miami of Ohio           52.836
100 Mike Christensen    Duke University         49.892

The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, administered by the CGF and compiled by Golfstat, are determined by a computerized point system formula based on performance. Total points calculated from 8 best events. The next rankings will be released May 6, 1998.

Women's Team Rankings - April 29, 1998

Rank Team               Points

1 Arizona, U. of 349.970 2 Arizona State U. 340.840 3 Tulsa, U. of 330.403 4 Georgia, U. of 319.763 5 Duke University 292.030 6 Stanford University 266.323 7 Furman University 266.287 8 Louisiana State U. 250.963 9 Oregon, U. of 207.273 10 Texas A&M University 199.417 11 Oklahoma State Univ. 186.767 12 Tennessee, U. of 184.815 13 Southern California 183.143 14 Texas, Univ. of 176.137 15 TCU 173.817 16 UCLA 136.200 17 North Carolina, U of 131.756 18 New Mexico State U. 118.914 19 Wake Forest Univ. 118.000 20 San Jose State Univ 114.425 21 Auburn University 113.131 22 Oregon State U. 112.120 23 Texas Tech Univ 109.756 24 Alabama, U. of 108.999 25 Memphis Univ of 108.653 26 Florida, U. of 98.080 27 New Mexico, U. of 77.651 28 Campbell University 65.760 29 Missouri, U. of 59.620 30 Washington, U. of 52.969 31 Northern Arizona U. 48.407 32 Mississippi, U. of 42.187 33 Indiana University 41.950 34 Nebraska, U. of 40.733 35 South Carolina, U of 38.059 36 Mississippi St. U. 35.921 37 Ohio State Univ. 30.149 38 Pepperdine Univ. 29.014 39 Arkansas-Little Rock 26.520 40 Florida State Univ. 26.274 41 N. Car.- Greensboro 24.966 42 Kentucky, U. of 22.553 43 Brigham Young Univ. 22.160 44 Miami, U. of 21.799 45 Purdue University 21.460 46 Texas El Paso, U. of 21.412 47 Washington State U. 20.357 48 Vanderbilt Univ. 17.341 49 So. Florida, U. of 17.128 50 Tulane University 16.812

The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, administered by the CGF and compiled by Golfstat, are determined by a computerized point system formula based on performance. Total points calculated from 8 best events. The next rankings will be released May 6, 1998.

Women's Individual Rankings - April 29, 1998

Rank Player             Team                Points

1 Grace Park Arizona State U. 402.650 2 Kellee Booth Arizona State U. 343.200 3 Jenny Chuasiriporn Duke University 342.300 4 Krissie Register Arizona, U. of 320.540 5 Filippa Helmersson Tulsa, U. of 296.710 6 Jennifer Hanna Furman University 296.183 7 Reilley Rankin Georgia, U. of 290.065 8 A.J. Eathorne New Mexico State U. 282.745 9 Hilary Homeyer Stanford University 274.412 10 Stephanie Keever Stanford University 269.950 11 Jenna Daniels Arizona, U. of 266.200 12 Katy Wilkinson Louisiana State U. 253.919 13 Angela Stanford TCU 245.650 14 Alexandra Armas Wake Forest Univ. 221.780 15 Marisa Baena Arizona, U. of 221.011 16 Christina Kuld Tulsa, U. of 204.100 17 Riko Higashio Florida, U. of 197.805 18 Robin Cook Auburn University 188.755 19 Shauna Estes Georgia, U. of 187.417 20 Niina Laitinen Tulsa, U. of 179.861 21 Amandine Vincent UCLA 174.405 22 Tui Selvaratnum Arizona State U. 171.950 23 Heather Graff Arizona, U. of 169.315 24 Ashley Winn Louisiana State U. 154.120 25 Kathryn Cusick Alabama, U. of 148.371 26 Brooke Lowrance Texas Tech Univ 148.370 27 Erin Kurczewski Tennessee, U. of 142.522 28 Isabelle Blais Oklahoma, U. of 139.661 29 Kathleen Takaishi Oregon State U. 139.562 30 J.J. McCormick New Mexico, U. of 135.915 31 Amanda Moltke-Leth Memphis Univ of 134.680 32 Laura Henderson Georgia, U. of 134.510 33 Jamie Hullett Texas A&M University 133.098 34 Isabelle Rosberg Texas A&M University 131.450 35 JeanneMarie Busuttil Arizona State U. 123.850 36 Jae Jean Ro Stanford University 123.323 37 Jennifer Waterhouse Texas, Univ. of 121.600 38 Keri Cornelius Arizona State U. 117.985 39 Julia Boros Georgia, U. of 115.049 40 Nicole Dalkas Southern California 113.020 41 Megan Morgan North Carolina, U of 111.090 42 Stacey Burnett Furman University 110.033 43 Paula Patterson Oregon, U. of 108.281 44 Michelle Louviere Louisiana State U. 107.910 45 Shannon Ingalls Arizona, U. of 107.150 46 Monica Stratton San Jose State Univ 104.840 47 Stacy Rambin Tulsa, U. of 104.650 48 Laura Blessey Texas, Univ. of 101.923 49 Johanna Josefsson Southern California 101.260 50 Salimah Mussani Texas, Univ. of 97.650 51 Anna Becker Texas A&M University 97.415 52 Molly Cooper San Jose State Univ 94.270 53 Julie Dunn Stanford University 92.120 54 Filippa Hansson Duke University 87.370 55 Valerie Luehrs Memphis Univ of 86.023 56 Kylie Wilson Oregon, U. of 84.960 57 Jennifer Hubbard Southern Methodist 83.148 58 Jessica Belskis Stanford University 82.500 59 Jill Gomric Arizona, U. of 82.111 60 Priscillia Hunt Texas Tech Univ 80.195 61 Sara Beautell Florida, U. of 78.588 62 Jessica Krantz San Jose State Univ 78.552 63 Anika Heuser Oregon, U. of 77.950 64 Maria Boden Oklahoma State Univ. 74.618 65 Jennifer Rosales Southern California 73.610 66 Pam Sowden Oregon, U. of 72.511 67 Kalen Anderson Duke University 72.455 68 Letitia Moses Missouri, U. of 67.035 69 Eva-Lotta Stromlid Oklahoma State Univ. 66.205 70 Christina Tolerton Furman University 65.866 71 Ida Danielsson Southern California 65.300 72 Susan Horton TCU 64.695 73 Mara Larrauri Campbell University 63.670 74 Alicia Um UCLA 61.242 75 Anna Lindblom Oklahoma State Univ.60.995 76 Ryley Webb New Mexico, U. of 60.533 77 Jo Jo Robertson Oklahoma State Univ. 59.995 78 Elisha Au Washington, U. of 58.895 79 Karen Bristow Oregon, U. of 57.605 80 Susanne Gillemo Brigham Young Univ. 57.180 81 Jerilyn White Oregon, U. of 56.927 82 Kate Dunn New Mexico State U. 54.650 83 Stefanie Mitchell Missouri, U. of 54.073 84 Lindsay Smith Furman University 53.704 85 Anjeanette Dabbs Oregon State U. 53.582 86 Georgina Simpson San Jose State Univ 53.533 87 Naima Ghilain Memphis Univ of 53.218 88 Jessica Lindbergh Tennessee, U. of 52.420 89 Lisette Lee Louisiana State U. 52.353 90 Rachel Duncan New Mexico State U. 51.870 91 Alicia Allison Duke University 51.796 92 Mallory Crosland Vanderbilt Univ. 49.828 93 Katie Gallina Auburn University 46.661 94 Michelle Sperry Stanford University 45.600 95 Brandi Miller Miami, U. of 44.560 96 Kelly Lagedrost So. Florida, U. of 44.401 97 Erin Carney Indiana University 42.975 98 Natalie Tucker Memphis Univ of 41.725 99 Jenny Glasgow Pepperdine Univ. 41.212 100 Lisa Chang Pepperdine Univ. 40.797


 

 

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