Snedeker No. 1 in Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings 11/6/02
Tenn. - Vanderbilt's Brandt Snedeker is ranked No. 1 in
the nation in the this week's Golfweek/Sagarin Poll, while
the Commodores are No. 17 in the nation. Neither ranking
reflects Vanderbilt's performance at The Prestige where
Snedeker finished third and the Commodores finished in fifth
place as a team.
Using the team rankings from the Golfweek/Sagarin Poll,
the Commodores have done well in their first 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
Individually, Snedeker climbed from No. 2 to No. 1 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 reflected in these rankings, 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, which remains at No. 25 in the most recent
Golf World rankings, wrapped up its fall schedule earlier
this week at The Prestige in La Quinta, Calif. Snedeker's
attempt to win four consecutive tournaments came up four
strokes short as he finished third at five-under-par. The
Commodores finished fifth in the 18-team field with a 16-over-par
score of 880.
Vanderbilt completed the five-tournament fall schedule
with top-seven finishes in each event, including the tournament
title at the Mason Rudolph Championship. In 14 team rounds
this fall, the Commodores compiled a 287 team stroke average
and finished below par as a team in three of the five events.
The next action for the Commodores will come February 8-9
when they travel to Gainesville, Fla., to take part in the