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Clemson Golf Tied for Second in Southern Highlands Championship After Round One

Clemson Golf Tied for Second in Southern Highlands Championship After Round One

March 12, 2004

Clemson, S.C.- Clemson sits in a tie for second place after the first round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship in Las Vegas, NV. The Tigers, who shot a nine-under par 279, trail No. 1 Florida by two strokes. Arizona State also shot a 279 on Friday. UCLA and Georgia round out the top five after day one in Las Vegas.

Jack Ferguson fired an opening round 66, six-under par and tied for second in the individual race. The 66 was his lowest round of the 2003-04 season, and tied for the lowest in his career. He had seven birdies on the day, compared to just one bogey. Henry Liaw of Arizona is tied atop the leaderboard after a 65. Ferguson is tied with Niklas Lemke of Arizona State for second place.

Brian Duncan shot a two-under 70, which tied for his lowest round of the season. He is in a tie for 14th after the first round. Matt Hendrix, Clemson’s top golfer in terms of scoring average, shot a one-under 71 on Friday. Gregg Jones continued his solid play, as he shot an even-par 72, giving the Tigers four golfers at par or better on Friday. In fact, all five starters were at 75 or better. Brent Delahoussaye shot a three-over 75.

Clemson continues in the 54-hole event on Saturday, and the Tigers are looking to score its first team title since claiming the National Championship trophy last June.

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