Sept. 15, 2007
Clemson, SC – Junior David May fired a second round 69 to lead Clemson to a 291 team score and a 10th place standing with a 594 score after two rounds of the Carpet Capital Classic at The Farm in Dalton, GA. The three-day 54-hole tournament concludes on Sunday.
The Tigers and most of the other teams had to play 27 holes on Saturday after rains limited play on Friday.
Clemson had a 303 as a team in the first round, but improved to a 291 in the second round. The three-over-par 291 was the fourth best team score in the second round of the 18 teams, and Clemson’s 12-stroke improvement was the top improvement from round one to day one. May shot a 76 in the first round, but improved to a three-under par 69 in round two. He improved his individual standing from 58th to 15th with his 69 in the second round. His second round included three birdies on par fives and four birdies and a bogey overall.
Sophomore Sam Saunders, playing in his first tournament of the year, was the most consistent Clemson golfer over the first two rounds with scores of 73-74. He was Clemson’s top golfer in the first round. His second round could have been stronger, but he had a triple bogey on the 17th hole. Saunders stands in 23rd place after two rounds.
Clemson’s third best golfer through two rounds is Luke Hopkins who has scores of 77-74. He was four over after nine holes in his second round, but then had four birdies in a row to get back to even par. He then bogeyed two of the last three to finish with a 74. He stands in 46th position.
Ben Martin and Kyle Stanley, Clemson’s returning All-ACC golfers, have struggled in the first two rounds. Martin has had rounds of 77-79 for a 156 score, while Stanley had rounds of 82 and 74. Stanley just returned from playing for the United States Walker Cup team in Ireland this past Monday.
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