UNR men's and women's golf team ranked No. 1 by Golfweek

It may only represent one week of the young college season, but both the University of Nevada men's and women's golf teams are ranked No. 1 in the country by Golfweek/Sagarin.

Seven men's and women's Wolf Pack golfers are also among the top 50, including Angie Yoon, who is No. 1 in the women's rankings.

It is the first time that either team has been ranked No. 1 in the country and the first time an individual golfer has been ranked No. 1.

Nevada won the Northwest Collegiate men's tournament in Corvallis, Ore. Sept. 12. The event featured eight of the top 50 teams in the country. In the opening weekend of competition, the women captured the Ram Fall Classic at Colorado State.

Junior Mike Haack finished second in the national class field at the Corvallis tournament and is ranked No. 4. Sophomore Ian Hagten is ranked No. 18 and sophomore Sprague Kolp is ranked No. 48.

"It may be the first week, but it's pretty neat, isn't it," Nevada men's golf coach Tom Duncan said. "I don't know how long we'll be there since we don't play again until Oct. 2-3 at the Pacific Invitational, but we're there right now."

Angie Yoon captured the Colorado State tournament and is ranked No. 1 and is joined by sophomore Megan Ingalls at No. 11, senior Lynda Upton at No. 17 and freshman katy Joslin at No. 46.

Yoon was also named as the National Player of the Week this week by Golfweek for her efforts at the Ram Fall Classic. The two-time Big West Conference Player of the Year was an All-American in 1999 for the Wolf Pack, finishing ninth at the NCAA Championships last year.

The women were preparing for the Comcast-Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. The event began Thursday and runs through Sunday.

The rankings are a performance index based on strength of schedule and how each team fares against top 50 teams.

Nevada's ranking of 69.43 for the men was slightly better than Brigham Young (69.68) and Long Beach State (70.01). Haack's individual rating is 68.00, trailing Oregon's Chris Camahan (67.67 and tied with BYU's Billy Harvey and Wichita State's Brad Goldena.

On the women's side, Nevada has a 73.17 rating compared to Auburn's 74.50 and Washington State's 75.00. Yoon's rating of 69.00 is just ahead of Washington State's Tash Browner (69.67).


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