Husky Golf Teams Ranked in Preseason Poll

Sept. 10, 2003

Seattle - Both the men's and women's golf teams at Washington are ranked in the three major preseason polls. Husky senior Brock Mackenzie has been named to Golfweek's preseason All-America team and is listed on Golf World's Top-10 List.

Both Golfweek and Golf World ranked the Washington men's team 14th in their preseason polls. The Husky women's team is 15th in the Golf World standings and 22nd in the Golfweek poll. The Washington men were ranked 18th in the Golf Coaches Association poll while the Husky women were 21st in the National Golf Coaches Association.

Mackenzie is ranked as the number six college player in the nation by Golfweek. The three-time All-American finished fifth at the 2003 NCAA Championships and recently competed for the United States team in the Walker Cup. Mackenzie is one of four Pac-10 players named to Golfweek's preseason All-America team. The others were Arizona's Chris Nallen (fifth), Arizona State's Alejandro Canizaes (seventh) who is the defending NCAA champion and California's Peter Tomasulo (eighth).

Morgan was a third-team preseason All-American by Golfweek. Last season she finished fourth at the NCAA West Regional Championship and earned honorable mention All-American accolades.

Golfweek Preseason Men's Rankings

 1. Clemson 2. UCLA 3. Florida 4. Oklahoma State 5. Georgia 6. Arizona State 7. Texas 8. UNLV 9. Augusta State10. Georgia Tech11. Arizona12. TCU13. North Carolina14. Washington15. Arkansas16. Southern California17. Pepperdine18. N.C. State19. Wake Forest20. New Mexico21. Auburn22. East Tennessee State23. South Carolina24. Minnesota25. Tennessee

Golfweek Preseason Women's Rankings

 1. Duke 2. UCLA 3. Ohio State 4. Oklahoma State 5. Texas 6. Vanderbilt 7. Tennessee 8. Arizona 9. Florida10. Georgia11. New Mexico12. South Carolina13. Auburn14. Southern California15. Pepperdine16. California17. Tulane18. Tulsa19. North Carolina20. UNLV21. Stanford22. Washington23. Kent State24. Wake Forest25. TCU

Golf World's Preseason Men's Coaches Poll

 1. Clemson (11)         413 2. Oklahoma State (5)   390 3. Florida              384 4. UCLA (1)             379 5. Arizona State        323 6. Texas                301 7. Wake Forest          274    Georgia              274 9. Augusta State        259    UNLV                 25911. TCU                  24112. Georgia Tech         22613. North Carolina       20214. Washington           18415. Southern California  17316. Arizona              15917. Auburn               13418. N.C. State           12319. New Mexico           12020. Oklahoma              9121. Duke                  6922. Illinois              6823. Tennessee             6124. Minnesota             5425. Arkansas              50First-place votes in parentheses

Golf World's Top-10 To Watch ListMale Players

 1. Bill Haas         Wake Forest  Sr. 2. Camilo Villegas   Florida      Sr. 3. Casey Wittenberg  Oklahoma St. Fr. 4. Chris Nallen      Arizona,     Sr 5. Steve Conway      UCLA         Sr. 6. Brock Mackenzie   Washington   Sr. 7. Ryan Moore        UNLV         Jr. 8. David Inglis      Tulsa        Sr. 9. John Holmes       Kentucky     Sr.10. Matt Hendrix      Clemson      Sr.

Golf World's Preseason Women's Coaches Poll

 1. Duke (13)            366 2. Florida              314 3. UCLA (1)             310 4. Oklahoma State       303 5. Arizona              291 6. Ohio State           286 7. Texas                283 8. Vanderbilt           272 9. Auburn               24710. Georgia              24511. Southern California  23312. California (1)       20013. Tennessee            19414. Pepperdine           16415. Washington           13916. North Carolina       13517. Stanford             13018. New Mexico            9419. Arizona State         8420. South Carolina        7921. Kent State            7222. Tulane                6323. Wake Forest           6124. UNLV                  5825. Tulsa                 57First-place votes in parentheses

Golf World's Top-10 To Watch ListFemale Players

 1. V. Nirapathpongporn   Duke         Sr. 2. Erica Blasberg        Arizona      Soph. 3. Liz Janangelo         Duke         Soph. 4. Charlotte Mayorkas    UCLA         Jr. 5. Annie Thurman         Oklahoma St. Jr. 6. Karen Dennison        Indiana      Sr. 7. Kailin Downs          New Mexico   Jr. 8. Kristen White         Ohio St.     Jr. 9. Kim Welch             Wash. St.    Jr.10. Violeta Retamoza      Tennessee    Soph.

Golf Coaches Association of America (Men's) Poll

 1. Clemson              854 2. Florida              759 2. Oklahoma State       759 4. UCLA                 758 5. Texas                691 6. Wake Forest          618 7. UNLV                 587 8. Arizona State        584 9. Augusta State        56510. Georgia              50011. Arizona              49512. Georgia Tech         48113. North Carolina       43214. Texas Christian      42015. Auburn               33316. N.C. State           31717. Southern California  28718. Washington           28019. Arkansas             23620. New Mexico           19021. Minnesota            16922. Duke                 15823. Oklahoma             12924. Tennessee            12325. Illinois             107

National Golf Coaches Association (Women's) Poll

 1. Duke                 645 2. Arizona              553 3. Florida              525 4. Oklahoma State       512 5. Auburn               510 6. UCLA                 505 7. Southern California  472 8. Texas                469 9. Ohio State           43710. Vanderbilt           41711. Pepperdine           39612. California           39213. Georgia              35814. Tennessee            30115. Arizona State        22616. New Mexico           21017. Stanford             20918. North Carolina       20119. South Carolina       19420. Wake Forest          15521. Washington           12622. Purdue               10422. Oklahoma             10424. Tulane                9325. Florida State         92
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