June 17, 2002
Clemson, SC – Clemson All-America golfer D.J. Trahan enhanced his ranking as the number-one amateur in the world by winning the Monroe Invitational in Pittsford, NY over the weekend. Trahan cleared the field by four shots in firing a tournament record 268.
It was the second major amateur win of the year for Trahan, who also captured the Azalea Invitational in April. He also won three tournaments for Clemson this past academic year. The winner of the Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus Awards for his performance at Clemson this past year fired rounds of 71-62-67 and 68 in posting a 12-under par score.
Trahan defeated Kevin Stadler, son of PGA Tour golfer and former Master’s Champion Craig Stadler by four shots. Trahan’s tournament included an eight-under par 62 in the second round. That round tied the course record on the par 70 and 7087-yard layout.
Trahan was one of six current Clemson golfers who competed in the event. Matt Hendrix, who just finished his sophomore year at Clemson, finished 10th with a 285 total. Hendrix’s tournament included a second round 65. Brian Duncan, who will be a red-shirt freshman next year, shot a 286 and finished 14th.
Gregg Jones, a second-team All-American for the Tigers last year, had a consistent tournament with three rounds of 72 and a 71. He finished at 287, good enough for 19th place. Jack Ferguson, who will be a sophomore next year, had a 295 figure and was 41st, while Ben Duncan shot a 297 and finished 46th.
Clemson Golfers at Monroe InvitationalJune 12-15, Pittsford, NYPar 70, 7087 Yards
D.J. Trahan 71-62-67-68 268 -12 First Matt Hendrix 76-65-71-73 285 +5 10th Brian Duncan 76-68-71-71 286 +6 14th Gregg Jones 72-72-71-72 287 +7 19th Jack Ferguson 76-76-72-71 295 +15 41st Ben Duncan 72-70-77-78 297 +17 46th
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