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Clemson 13th after Two Rounds of Las Vegas Invitational

Clemson 13th after Two Rounds of Las Vegas Invitational

March 12, 2005

Martin Catalioto shot a career best tying 68 in the second round of the Las Vegas Invitational to lead Clemson to a 297 team total and 13th place standing after two rounds. The third and final round will be played on Sunday.

Clemson shot a 300 in the first round and improved to 297 on Saturday. The Tigers are in 13th place, 22 shots behind first place UNLV, the host school, who is at 575. Oklahoma State is second at 576 and Georgia is third at 577. Some of the top teams in the nation have struggled. Texas, ranked in the top 10 all year, is last in the 15-team field.

Catalioto had a 32 on the back after a 36 on the front. His day included five birdies and one bogey. He had four birdies on the back, including consecutive birdies on 12, 13 and 14. The 68 was his best on a par 72 course and tied for his best overall score as a Tiger. He stands in seventh place after two rounds and will have a chance for his first career top 10 finish on Sunday.

Catalioto is the only Tiger who shot under 75 on Saturday. Jack Ferguson and Stephen Poole both had rounds of 76, while Brian Duncan had a 77 and Brent Delahoussaye had a 78. The final round will be played on Sunday.

Clemson at Las Vegas Invitational

Martin Catalioto 75 68 143 Jack Ferguson 74 76 150 Brent Delahoussaye 73 78 151 Stephen Poole 78 76 154 Brian Duncan 78 77 155 Team 300 297 597

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