Snedeker No. 2 in Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings 11/1/02

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt's Brandt Snedeker moved up to No. 2 in the nation in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Poll, while the Commodores as a team are ranked No. 17. Vanderbilt also moved to No. 25 in the most recent Golf World rankings

Using the team rankings from the Golfweek/Sagarin Poll, the Commodores have done well in their four tournaments this fall. Vanderbilt is 36-13-1 overall, 2-7-1 against Top-25 teams, 8-12-1 versus Top-50 teams and 27-13-1 against Top-100 teams.

Individually, climbed from No. 3 to No. 2 in this week's Golfweek/Sagarin Poll after claiming his third consecutive tournament championship with a 12-under-par score of 204 at the Coca-Cola Tennessee Tournament of Champions in Knoxville, Tenn. This tournament title follows his tournament win with a 12-under-par score of 198 at the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., and his victory with a nine-under-par score of 135 at the rain-shortened Gary Koch Intercollegiate in Tampa, Fla.

In his four tournaments this fall, Snedeker is 287-1-1 overall, 7-1-1 versus Top-25 players, 15-1-1 against Top-50 players and 35-1-1 versus Top-100 competition.

Vanderbilt and Snedeker will have a chance to back up their rankings Monday and Tuesday at The Prestige. The Prestige is co-hosted by the University of California, Davis and Stanford University and will be played on the La Quinta Resort Mountain Course in La Quinta, Calif. This will be the Commodores' fifth and final tournament of the fall season.

Vanderbilt enters The Prestige with a team stroke average of 285.45 and is four-under-par for the season. The Commodores also enter play with top-10 finishes in all four tournaments this fall, including the tournament championship at the Mason Rudolph Championship.

Snedeker is looking to continue his record-setting fall as he attempts to claim his fourth consecutive tournament title. With a stroke average of 68.36 he currently leads the Commodores and has more than a two-stroke advantage on the entire SEC.

Sophomores Mark Donnell and Lance Goodson are next on the Vanderbilt lineup with stroke averages of 71.75 and 72.18 respectively. Senior Craig Dunlap continues his strong season with a stroke average of 72.73, while sophomore Ben McClung rounds out this week's traveling party with a 74.55 stroke average.

The Field (18 Teams)
* Air Force
* UC Davis
* UC Irvine
* UC San Diego
* UC Santa Barbara
* Colorado
* Kansas
* Oregon
* Pepperdine
* Rice
* San Diego
* Stanford
* Texas Christian
* University of the Pacific
* Vanderbilt
* Washington
* Yale



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