Stone ranked No. 1 in Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings
Feb. 28, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Texas Men's Golf freshman Brandon Stone is ranked the No. 1 individual collegiate player in the latest edition of the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings released Wednesday. The Longhorns check in as the No. 2 men's collegiate team after winning last weekend's Bayou City Collegiate Championship by 21 strokes, while Thursday's first Golf World/Nike Golf Division I College Coaches' Poll of the spring ranks them No. 5 behind California, Alabama, UCLA and Washington.
Stone overcame a four-stroke deficit in Sunday's final round and fired a field-best 67 to finish three strokes ahead of teammate Julio Vegas. The win marked Stone's second of the season after previously earning medalist honors in his collegiate debut at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in September.
The Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings system is based on a mathematical formula that uses a player’s won-lost-tied record against other players when they play on the same course on the same day, and the stroke differential between those players, then links all players to one another based on common opponents. The ratings give an indication of who is playing well over the past 52 weeks.
Stone and the Longhorns return to action March 8-11 at the prestigious Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas.