March 25, 2001
Statesboro, GA – D.J. Trahan and Lucas Glover both finished in the top 10 individually to lead Clemson to a third-place finish at the Chris Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, GA. The 54-hole event was played over two days at the par 72 and 6,945-yard course. Georgia won the event with an 854 score, the second year in a row they have won the Schenkel. Host school Georgia Southern shot a 287 on Sunday, the same as Georgia, and finished second with an 858 score. Clemson was third just one stroke back of Georgia Southern. Augusta State, ranked 10th in the nation in the latest MasterCard poll, finished fourth at 867. Florida, the first round leader, closed out the top five at 870. The field included 15 teams, including 14 that were ranked in the most recent top 25. Other ACC teams included Duke, which finished 9th with an 881 score, North Carolina State, 10th with an 884 total, and North Carolina, which finished 14th with an 891 score. South Carolina was eighth at 880. Trahan and Glover both shot final rounds of 72 to pace the Tigers, who fired a 292 over the final round after scoring nine-under par as a team for the opening two rounds played on Saturday. Trahan, who will next compete in the Masters April 5-8, finished with 212 score for the 54 holes, good enough for third place. Nick Cassini of Georgia won the event with a 210 score, while teammate Erik Compton was second at 211. For Trahan, it was his second top 10 finish of the year and low score for a 54 hole event this year. Glover had a 72 on Sunday to finish with a 214 score, good enough for eighth place. It was his 19th career top 10 finish, his fifth this year. Those were the only Tigers who were able to play par golf in the cold, windy and rainy conditions on Sunday. Freshman Gregg Jones shot a 74 on Sunday, his best score of the three rounds, while red-shirt sophomore Ben Duncan also shot a 74. Duncan finished with a 215 score for the event, good enough for 15th. It was his best finish as a Tiger and his first career tournament in which he had at least two under-par rounds. The native of Greenville had rounds of 71-71 on Saturday. John Engler had a disappointing 76 on Sunday and finished with a 219 score for the event, 25th best in the field. Sunday’s 76 was just the second time all year that he has failed to score 75 or better and just the second time all year that his score did not count towards Clemson’s team score.
Clemson at Schenkel Intercollegiate March 24-25 at Statesboro, GA D.J. Trahan 70 70 72 212 3rd Lucas Glover 71 71 72 214 8th Ben Duncan 71 71 74 216 15th John Engler 71 72 76 219 25th Gregg Jones 78 75 74 227 57th Totals 283 284 292 859 3rd
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