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Clemson Tied For First after First Round of Furman Invitational

March 19, 2010

Clemson, SC – Ben Martin fired an opening round 70 and freshman Corbin Mills added an even par 72 to lead Clemson to a 289 team score and a tie for first place after the first round of the Furman Invitational on Friday. Clemson is tied with Chattanooga, who also had a 289 score on Friday.

Martin had birdies on the first two holes and the sixth hole and had a bogey on the fourth to go with 14 pars in an efficient round at the par 72 Furman University course on Friday. Martin stands in a tie for fourth place after the first round. Mills had two birdies and two bogeys in scoring a 72 and is in a tie for ninth individually.

Sophomore Luke Hopkins was Clemson’s fourth counter with a two over par 74. He stands in a tie for 21st.

McCuen Elmore, who was Clemson’s top golfer in the last tournament at the USC-Aiken Cleveland Classic, had an eight over par 80 on Friday.

Clemson also has three individuals playing in the Furman Invitational. Red-shirt freshman Mike Muscatell had a two over par 74, as did freshman Crawford Reeves. Alex Boyd had a 77.

Action continues Saturday when the Tigers play in the morning wave starting around 9:00 PM. Admission at the Furman University Course is free.

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