Golfers Ranked Among Nation's Elite
Three individuals recognized nationally
December 5, 2001 The Virginia Tech golf team is ranked fourth in the District 3N Fall Rankings. The rankings are compiled by the NCAA Golf Advisory Committee. The Hokies are ranked 19th nationally in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Individually, Junior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) is ranked seventh, while senior Johnson Wagner (Garrison, N.Y.) is 55th, and sophomore Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) is 77th. This is the first time ever that Virginia Tech has three players ranked in the top 100. Golfstat.com, which ranks based upon won/loss/schedule, has the Hokies at 15th nationally and the final fall Golf World Collegiate poll ranks the Hokies ninth nationally. In the district rankings, Georgia Tech is first, followed by Wake Forest and Clemson. The Hokies are fourth and N.C. State rounds out the top five. District 3N is comprised of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. District rankings determine NCAA at-large selections. De Jonge is ranked fourth, individually, in the district. D.J. Trahan of Clemson is first, followed by Bill Haas of Wake Forest and Troy Matteson of Georgia Tech.