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Clemson Finishes 3rd At Cleveland/Augusta State Invitational

Clemson Finishes 3rd At Cleveland/Augusta State Invitational

April 7, 2002

Augusta, GA – Clemson sophomore Gregg Jones lost in a playoff for medialist honors, but fired a career best 66 in the final round to lead Clemson to a third-place team finish at the Cleveland/Augusta State Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, GA.

Jones finished the tournament with a 203 score for 54 holes, 13 under-par. He lost in a one-hole playoff to David Skinns of Tennessee, who had rounds of 66-67-70 for the three days. Jones’ second place finish was the best of his career and the 203 score tied for the third best in Clemson history. It tied for the best ever in a spring tournament in Clemson history. John Engler had a 203 at the ACC Tournament last year. His 66 on Sunday tied for the best round by a Clemson player this year.

Jones also became just the fifth golfer in Clemson history to record three rounds in the 60s in the same tournament. It was last done by Lucas Glover last year at the Jerry Pate Invitational. Jones had rounds of 69-68-66 in recording his 203 over the weekend.

Jones was eight shots better than teammate D.J. Trahan, who had a 74 on Sunday. Trahan had recorded rounds of 70-67 in the first two rounds and was in third place heading into the final round.

Matt Hendrix had a 73 on Sunday and finished 47th at 219. Ben Duncan carded a 72 on Sunday and finished tied for 52nd at 220. Freshman Martin Catalioto had a one-under-par 71 on Sunday and finished at 220, also 52nd place.

Tennessee won the event with an 841 team score, while Wake Forest was third at 846. NC State and Florida tied for fourth behind Clemson with an 851 score. The field included 18 teams.

This was the last tournament for Larry Penley’s Tigers prior to the ACC tournament at the Old North State Club at Uwarrie Point, NC April 19-21.

Clemson Individuals3   Clemson University        289  278  282    849      2    Gregg Jones         69   68   66    203   T 17    D.J. Trahan         70   67   74    211   T 47    Matt Hendrix        75   71   73    219   T 52    Ben Duncan          75   73   72    220   T 52    Martin Catalioto    77   72   71    220

Final Team Standings 1 Tennessee, Univ. of 283 272 286 841 2 Wake Forest Univ. 281 279 286 846 3 Clemson University 289 278 282 849 4 North Carolina State 290 277 284 851 Florida, U. of 287 280 284 851 6 Virginia Tech 287 286 280 853 7 Augusta State U. 283 289 283 855 8 Duke University 290 282 284 856 9 South Carolina 289 287 283 859 10 North Florida, U. of 287 284 291 862 UAB 288 288 286 862 12 Georgia, U. of 292 283 288 863 13 Georgia Southern U. 293 287 290 870 14 North Carolina, U of 289 286 297 872 South Carolina-Aiken 289 291 292 872 16 Louisiana State U. 287 291 298 876 17 Charleston, Coll. of 293 290 294 877 18 Tulsa, U. of 297 290 294 881

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