Oct. 26, 2008
Clemson, SC – Kyle Stanley shot an even par 72 and Sam Saunders and Phillip Mollica added two over par scores of 74 to lead Clemson to a 296 team score and a sixth place standing after the first round of the Isleworth-UCF Invitational at Windermere, FL. The 18-team event is being held at the par 72. Isleworth Golf and Country Club course that is 7491 yards in length.
The event features eight of the top 10 teams in the nation. Clemson entered the event ranked eighth in the latest Golf World Coaches poll. Clemson is tied for sixth with number-one ranked Oklahoma State.
Stanley led the way with an even par 72 thanks to a balanced round with three bogeys and three birdies. All three of his birdies came on par five holes and he played the four par fives in three under par. He stands in a tie for seventh place in the individual race.
Saunders, who grew up near this course and has finished in the top 10 at this event each of the last two years, was two under par at the turn, but played the front nine, his second nine of the day, at four over par. He had a double bogey six on the fourth hole. Mollica had four bogeys and two birdies over his 18 holes.
David May, who has been Clemson’s second best golfer over the fall season, had a four over par 76 on Sunday. He had four bogeys and 14 pars over the 18 holes. Freshman Alex Boyd shot a 78 on Sunday, but he was just one over par on his second nine. He had one bogey and eight pars during that run and hopefully will have a carry over to the second round on Monday.
The three day event features 18 holes for the 18 teams each day. Clemson finished second at this tournament last year.
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