May 19, 2007
Alpharetta, GA–Clemson and Coastal Carolina will compete in a playoff to determine the l0th and final bid for the NCAA National Tournament from the East Regional. The playoff on the Lakeside Course at the Golf Club of Georgia will start some time in the late afternoon from the par five first hole.
All five golfers from each team will compete. There will be two fivesomes. At the end of the first hole the top four scores will be added to determine if one team has an advantage.. If the two teams are still tied, the playoff will continue on the second hole.
This is the second time in Clemson has been involved in a playoff for the final bid to the NCAA national tournament. Clemson won a playoff with Mississippi State for the final spot from the East Regional in 1999 at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, RI.
Clemson and Coastal Carolina tied after three rounds with 20 over par team scores of 884. Clemson shot a four over par 292 on Saturday, its best team score of the tournament, while Coastal Carolina shot a 294 on Saturday.
Clemson was led into the playoff by freshman Kyle Stanley, who shot a final round 67, tying his career best round as a Clemson golfer. It was his best round versus par as a Tiger, as his other 67 took place on a par 70 course. Stanley’s 67 was the top round of the day by any golfer at the NCAA East Regional. His five-under par 211 score tied for third individually.
Stanley had a five foot putt for birdie on the last hole that would have putt him into a tie for medallist honors and would have kept Clemson out of the playoff, but the putt slid by.
David May fired an even par 72 on Saturday, while Sam Saunders shot a solid 75. Tanner Ervin and Ben Martin both had rounds of 78.
We will have a complete rundown on the day’s events after the playoff on clemsontigers.com
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