Clemson 10th after 36 Holes at 3M Augusta Invitational

Clemson 10th after 36 Holes at 3M Augusta Invitational

Augusta, Ga.—Stephen Behr and Billy Kennerly both had a pair of rounds of even par of better on Saturday, leading Clemson to a 10th place ranking after 36 holes of the 3M Augusta Invitational in Augusta, GA.  The 54-hole event will conclude on  Easter Sunday with 18 holes for each of the 15 teams in the field.

The tournament is being held at the par 72 Forest Hill Country Club in Augusta, Ga.  The tournament has a national field and features four top 25 teams, including No. 2 ranked Illinois and No. 3 ranked Texas.

Clemson has a team score of 578 after two rounds.  The Tigers had consecutive rounds of 289 for the 36 holes played in sunny skies for most of the day.   Clemson struggled at the finish, playing the final three holes in fou- over-par as a team.  Clemson would be ahead of 19th ranked Oklahoma State had it played those holes at even par.

 New Mexico has the team lead after two rounds with a 558 team score.  Illinois is second at 559 and host school GRU Augusta is third at 561.

Behr had rounds of 71-72 on Saturday and his 143 score is tied for 30th after two rounds.  Kennerly had a pair of even par scores and his 144 total stands in a tie for 37th.  The senior had 27 pars on the day, more than any other Tiger.

Carson Young was a bright spot for Larry Penley as the sophomore had rounds of 73-72 for a 145 score.  Young entered the event as Clemson’s No. 5 player and Penley has been looking for a consistent scorer at that position.  It was Young’s most consistent performance of the season.

Miller Capps had rounds of 73-73 on Saturday and his 146 total is tied for 49th in the field. Capps had seven birdies on the day, tied for the Clemson team best with Behr.  He scored birdies on two of his last three holes and four of his last eight to finish strong.   His birdie on the par five ninth hole in the second round was his 100th of the year, most among Clemson players.

Junior Cody Proveaux, Clemson’s leader in stroke average entering the tournament had rounds of 73-75 for a 148 total.  Proveaux was outstanding on the par three holes.  He was two-under par for the day on par three holes, the only player in the 77-player field to score under par on the par three holes over the first 36 holes.