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Tigers Lead Hummingbird Invitational

Tigers Lead Hummingbird Invitational

Clemson, S.C.—Junior Stephen Behr and freshman Josh Fickes had rounds of two under par 69 to lead Clemson to a 278 team score and a first-place standing after the first round of the Hummingbird Invitational at Sapphire Valley Country Club in Sapphire, N.C.   The 12 teams will take tomorrow off due to pending poor weather.  The 36-hole tournament will conclude on Sunday at the par 71 course. All five Clemson golfers scored under par on the 6,767-yard course.  All five Tigers shot between 69 and 70, as the five players combined for 21 birdies and an eagle.  It marked the first time all five Clemson golfers shot under par in the same round since March 18, 2012 when all five accomplished the feat at the Furman Invitational. Clemson’s score of 278 is one shot ahead of Furman’s 279.  Marshall is in third place at even par 284.   Clemson had its second best team round of the year in terms of score and score in relation to par. Fickes had his best round of the year by four shots as he had five birdies over his 18 holes. Behr’s round of 69 also included five birdies.  A double bogey on the par four 17th hole kept him from his second best round of the year. Miller Capps, Cody Proveaux and Billy Kennerly all had rounds of one-under-par 70.  Capps had five birdies, while Kennerly had four. Proveaux, who had his ninth under-par round of the year, had just two birdies, but had the only eagle of the day by a Clemson golfer. The five Tigers were six-under-par on the par five 14th hole and two-under on the 15th hole.  But, the Clemson team played holes 16-18 at five-over-par to allow Furman to close within a shot by the end of the round. Four Clemson golfers are participating as individuals.  Carson Young led the contingent with a 69.    Parker Mills, playing his first career round as a Tiger, scored a 75.  Hayden Garrett and Blake Kennedy had scores of 76.

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