Men's Golf Ranked Tenth in the Nation in Preseason Poll

Sept. 1, 2006

Tempe, Ariz. - In the Golf World Coaches Preseason Poll The Arizona State men's golf team is ranked tenth. Defending champion Oklahoma State took top honors in the poll while UCLA, Georgia, Clemson and Georgia Tech rounded out the top five.

Last year, Arizona State concluded their season with an 11th-place finish at the 2006 NCAA National Championships. Led by current European Tour member Alejandro Canizares (2003 NCAA Champion) and junior All-American Niklas Lemke, ASU finished in the top-five seven times during the season. Individually, Canizares boasted five top-five finishes including a tie for first place at the 2006 PING/Arizona Intercollegiate. Lemke's best finish came during the 2006 Pac-10 Championships where he finished second, helping ASU earn third-place honors.

This season, with Lemke returning as a senior and stand-out All-American sophomore Benjamin Alvarado Holley, ASU tee off this season in Tokyo, Japan at the Topy Cup for the first tournament of the year, September 5-7.

1. Oklahoma State2. UCLA (2)3. Georgia4. Clemson5. Georgia Tech6. Florida7. Texas A&M8. Wake Forest9. Kentucky10. Arizona State11. Lamar12. BYU13. UNLV14. Minnesota15. Alabama16. East Tennessee State17. Arizona18. USC19. Washington20. North Carolina21. Charlotte22. Duke23. Coastal Carolina24. Texas Tech25. Georgia State

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