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Clemson Falls to Sixth after Second Round of United States Collegiate

April 6, 2009

Clemson, South Carolina – Ben Martin shot a two over par 74 and David May added a three over par 75 to lead the Clemson golf team in windy conditions on Monday afternoon at the United States Collegiate Golf Tournament at the Golf Club of Georgia.

Clemson was the first round leader with a 283 team score, but fell to a 309 score on Monday in the windy conditions and dropped to a tie for sixth place with Alabama. The 54-hole tournament concludes on Tuesday. The tournament features the top 11 teams in the latest Golf World Coaches poll.

Stanford has the lead at 579 for the two rounds, four shots ahead of Texas A&M who shot a one under par 287 on Monday, the top team round in the 15-team field. Washington is in third place at 585, while Georgia is fourth at 587. UCLA is fifth at 589, followed by the Tigers and Alabama at sixth with 592 scores. Georgia Tech and third ranked Southern Cal are tied for eighth at 593.

Martin had a consistent round for the Tigers with three birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey for his solid 74 on Monday. The junior from Greenwood, SC stands in 17th place in individual race at 147.

May had a 75 to go with his opening round 67 and is at 142, good enough for a tie for fifth place entering the final round. May had a team best four birdies on Monday. All-American Kyle Stanley struggled to an 80 on Monday, as he did not have a single birdie. He is in 26th place entering the final round.

Phillip Mollica started his round with a triple bogey on the 10th hole and finished with an 81. He is at 156 for two rounds. Luke Hopkins had four double bogeys and finished with an 83 and is at 157 for the two rounds.

Scores can be followed on Tuesday on www.golfstat.com.

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