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April 8, 1998

PRINCETON, N.J. - The University of Nevada-Las Vegas men and the Tulsa University women are the top-ranked teams in collegiate golf in the thirteenth 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 Thursday, April 16, 1998.

University of Arizona senior Rory Sabbatini is the top-ranked mens player for the sixth consecutive week. Sabbatinis 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 out of the nine tournaments he has competed in this season. During 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 ArizonaIntercollegiate and fourth at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate Golf Classic. This past weekend, Sabbatini finished sixth at the U.S. Collegiate Championship in St. Augustine, Florida.

Arizona State University freshman Grace Park is the top-ranked womens player for the eighth 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. Parks other top finishes of the fall include a third place finish at the Stanford Womens Intercollegiate in October and a tie for fourth place at the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational in November.

This spring, Parks top finish was at the SJSU Spartan Invitational where she tied for second place. This past weekend, Park 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 mens team MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, UNLV retains its top spot with 347.480 points. UNLV started off the spring strong, 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. In its last three tournaments, 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 moves up to second place with 287.107 points and Georgia Tech remains in third with 285.573 points. Arizona, (285.427) in fourth place, and Houston (234.478), in fifth place, round out the top five.

On the womens side, Tulsa moved back into the top spot, which it held the week of March 11th, with 305.603 points. Tulsa also started its spring off on a positive note, winning its first two tournaments. The Golden Hurricane won the SMU/OSU Regional Challenge and the Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic, both during the month of February. Tulsa also won the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in late March. In its only other tournament of the spring, the San Jose State Spartan Invitational, Tulsa finished sixth.

During the fall, Tulsa also won the Washington Edean Ihlanfeldt Classic with a tournament record 17-over par 881, breaking Stanfords 1996 record of 885. Overall, Tulsa has finished in the top five in seven of the eight tournaments it has competed in, with its other finishes including a third place finish at the Rolex Fall Preview and fourth place finishes at the Mercedes-Benz Womens Championship and at the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes. Arizona State is a close second, trailing by just under two points, with 303.690 points. Rounding out the top five are Arizona (302.820) in third place, Georgia (264.613) in fourth place, and Duke (255.630) 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 mens and womens 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 CGFs 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.

Women's Team Rankings - April 8, 1998

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 7 best events. The next rankings will be released April 16, 1998.

Rank  Team                  Points
1     Tulsa, U. of          305.603
2     Arizona State U.      303.690
3     Arizona, U. of        302.820
4     Georgia, U. of        264.613
5     Duke University       255.630
6     Stanford University   243.682
7     Furman University     220.670
8     Louisiana State U.    218.963
9     Oregon, U. of         180.673
10    Tennessee, U. of      162.815
11    Texas A&M University  151.367
12    Oklahoma State Univ.  150.567
13    Texas, Univ. of       134.687
14    TCU                   131.017
15    North Carolina, U of  126.406
16    Southern California   109.393
17    Oregon State U.       100.520
18    Memphis Univ of       100.183
19    Florida, U. of        97.630
20    UCLA                  93.502
21    Wake Forest Univ.     91.600
22    Auburn University     81.227
23    New Mexico State U.   79.224
24    Alabama, U. of        66.449
25    San Jose State Univ   63.025
26    New Mexico, U. of     62.851
27    Texas Tech Univ       62.156
28    Campbell University   57.840
29    Missouri, U. of       52.560
30    Northern Arizona U.   48.407
31    South Carolina, U of  36.792
32    Nebraska, U. of       34.933
33    Mississippi St. U.    32.965
34    Mississippi, U. of    30.187
35    Pepperdine Univ.      29.014
36    Washington, U. of     27.772
37    Florida State Univ.   26.274
38    Ohio State Univ.      26.189
39    Indiana University    23.496
40    Arkansas-Little Rock  22.560
41    Kentucky, U. of       22.553
42    Miami, U. of          21.799
43    Texas El Paso, U. of  20.350
44    Washington State U.   19.341
45    Purdue University     18.556
46    Vanderbilt Univ.      17.341
47    Penn State Univ.      15.677
48    Minnesota, U. of      13.992
49    James Madison Univ.   11.748
50    Yale University       11.220

Women's Individual Rankings - April 8, 1998

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 7 best events. The next rankings will be released April 16, 1998.

Rank  Player             Team                Points
1     Grace Park         Arizona State U.    361.300
2     Jenny Chuasiriporn Duke University     321.300
3     Kellee Booth       Arizona State U.    295.600
4     Filippa Helmersson Tulsa, U. of        293.850
5     Krissie Register   Arizona, U. of      265.115
6     Jennifer Hanna     Furman University   255.933
7     Stephanie Keever   Stanford University 249.850
8     A.J. Eathorne      New Mexico State U. 235.715
9     Hilary Homeyer     Stanford University 234.170
10    Katy Wilkinson     Louisiana State U.  232.800
11    Alexandra Armas    Wake Forest Univ.   207.480
12    Reilley Rankin     Georgia, U. of      204.415
13    Jenna Daniels      Arizona, U. of      202.300
14    Angela Stanford    TCU                 195.400
15    Riko Higashio      Florida, U. of      192.000
16    Christina Kuld     Tulsa, U. of        189.500
17    Marisa Baena       Arizona, U. of      187.161
18    Robin Cook         Auburn University   162.955
19    Shauna Estes       Georgia, U. of         159.628
20    Tui Selvaratnum    Arizona State U.       145.600
21    Amandine Vincent   UCLA               140.650
22    Niina Laitinen     Tulsa, U. of           140.261
23    Amanda Moltke-Leth Memphis Univ of        131.230
24    J.J. McCormick     New Mexico, U. of      127.415
25    Isabelle Blais     Oklahoma, U. of        127.411
26    Brooke Lowrance    Texas Tech Univ        122.970
27    Jae Jean Ro        Stanford University    122.083
28    Ashley Winn        Louisiana State U.     120.820
29    Kathleen Takaishi  Oregon State U.        119.462
30    Erin Kurczewski    Tennessee, U. of       119.223
31    Heather Graff      Arizona, U. of         113.890
32    Megan Morgan       North Carolina, U of   108.630
33    Michelle Louviere  Louisiana State U.     107.910
34    Shannon Ingalls    Arizona, U. of         107.150
35    Paula Patterson    Oregon, U. of          107.041
36    Keri Cornelius     Arizona State U.       106.635
37    Stacy Rambin       Tulsa, U. of           104.650
38    Julia Boros        Georgia, U. of         101.680
39    Laura Henderson    Georgia, U. of         101.320
40    Stacey Burnett     Furman University      98.963
41    Isabelle Rosberg   Texas A&M University   97.950
42    Anna Becker        Texas A&M University   97.415
43    Nicole Dalkas      Southern California    96.500
44    Salimah Mussani    Texas, Univ. of        92.200
45    Julie Dunn         Stanford University    92.000
46    Jennifer Waterhouse Texas, Univ. of       90.350
47    Jamie Hullett      Texas A&M University   88.115
48    Valerie Luehrs     Memphis Univ of        86.023
49    Kylie Wilson       Oregon, U. of          84.310
50    Monica Stratton    San Jose State Univ    82.750
T51   Jessica Belskis    Stanford University    82.500
T51   JeanneMarie Busuttil Arizona State U.     82.500
53    Johanna Josefsson  Southern California    81.160
54    Kathryn Cusick     Alabama, U. of         79.875
55    Filippa Hansson    Duke University        78.600
56    Sara Beautell      Florida, U. of         78.548
57    Laura Blessey      Texas, Univ. of        77.590
58    Molly Cooper       San Jose State Univ    74.920
59    Pam Sowden         Oregon, U. of          72.511
60    Priscillia Hunt    Texas Tech Univ        71.700
61    Jennifer Hubbard   Southern Methodist     60.698
62    Kalen Anderson     Duke University        60.655
63    Maria Boden        Oklahoma State Univ.   60.080
64    Jessica Krantz     San Jose State Univ    60.000
65    Christina Tolerton Furman University      58.461
66    Karen Bristow      Oregon, U. of          57.540
67    Jill Gomric        Arizona, U. of         55.761
68    Susanne Gillemo    Brigham Young Univ.    54.180
69    Letitia Moses      Missouri, U. of        53.885
70    Lisette Lee        Louisiana State U.     52.353
71    Mallory Crosland   Vanderbilt Univ.       49.828
72    Jessica Lindbergh  Tennessee, U. of       49.480
73    Anna Lindblom      Oklahoma State Univ.   47.845
74    Elisha Au          Washington, U. of      47.545
75    Mara Larrauri      Campbell University    47.400
76    Anjeanette Dabbs   Oregon State U.        47.190
77    Naima Ghilain      Memphis Univ of        47.045
78    Michelle Sperry    Stanford University    45.600
79    Eva-Lotta Stromlid Oklahoma State Univ.   45.555
80    Brandi Miller      Miami, U. of           44.560
81    Susan Horton       TCU                    43.845
82    Jo Jo Robertson    Oklahoma State Univ.   42.745
83    Rachel Duncan      New Mexico State U.    42.350
84    Jenny Glasgow      Pepperdine Univ.       41.212
85    Lisa Chang         Pepperdine Univ.       40.797
86    Kelly Lagedrost    So. Florida, U. of     38.191
87    Maria Borjesson    San Francisco, U. of   36.800
88    Kristen MacLaren   Texas El Paso, U. of   36.547
89    Sophie Sandolo     UCLA                   36.250
90    Anika Heuser       Oregon, U. of          35.180
91    Alicia Allison     Duke University        34.996
92    Louise Davis       Northern Arizona U.    33.853
93    Heather Kraus      Kentucky, U. of        32.100
94    Pia Josefsson      Mississippi St. U.     31.657
95    Ida Danielsson     Southern California    30.850
96    Maria Sol Arenas   Campbell University    30.800
97    Erin Doyle         Southern Mississippi   30.700
98    Andrea Hehn        Oregon State U.        30.252
99    Ryley Webb         New Mexico, U. of      30.100
100   Jerilyn White      Oregon, U. of          30.078




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