Men's Golf Ranks 22nd In Latest Mastercard Collegiate Golf Rankings

March 8, 2001

The UAB men's golf team is ranked 22nd in the first spring edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings released Wednesday, March 7. The Blazers were ranked 15th at the end of the fall season in the Dec. 6 rankings.

Graeme McDowell was the only Blazer ranked in the top-50, coming in at no. 47. The sophomore has played in all seven tournaments, with a scoring average of 70.9. He has finished five tournaments even par or better, with five top-10 finishes. In 20 rounds played, McDowell has been under par in 11 rounds.

The University of Georgia was the top-ranked team.

The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, which are administered by the College Golf Foundation and compiled by Golfstat in cooperation with the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA), are determined by a computerized system based strictly on performance during the 2000-01 collegiate golf season.

The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings are the only published rankings to use complete and official NCAA results.

The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, the official rankings of the Rolex Collegiate Tour, will be released a total of 18 times throughout the 2000-01 college golf season. The next edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings will be released on Wednesday, March 14, 2001.