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Clemson 9th after Round One of Preview

Sept. 26, 2004

Clemson, SC – Clemson Stands in Ninth Place After Two Rounds of Ping/Golfweek Preview September 26, 2004 Brent Delahoussaye fired a second round 68 and ranks in 20th place individually after two rounds of the 15-team Ping/Golfweek Preview. The event is being played at the par 70 Caves Valley Golf Club in Baltimore, MD and features the top teams in college golf. Caves Valley is the site of the NCAA Championship next June.

All 15 teams played 36 holes on Sunday and the event will conclude on Monday with 18 holes.

Clemson shot a 300 as a team in the opening round, third from the bottom among the 15 teams. But, the Tigers improved by 15 strokes in the second round and moved into ninth place at 585 for the 36 holes, 25 over par.

Oklahoma State has the lad at 564, four over par. The Cowboys had an impressive 276 team total in the second round, the low round of the day. TCU and Georgia Tech are tied for second at 567, while Texas, tied for the lead after round one, is foiurth at 573. Florida stands fifth at 574, followed by Arizona State (577), UNLV and Georgia (582). Defending NCAA Champion California is 14th at 599, 14 shots behind the Tigers and 35 strokes behind Oklahoma State.

Delahoussaye was the ringleader in Clemson’s improvement as the senior from Greenville had rounds of 76 and 68. His 68 was the low round of the day by a Tiger and the only round under par by a Tiger golfer on Sunday on the difficult par 70 layout. Delahoussaye played his last 10 holes at three under par, as he had three birdies and seven pars.

Jack Ferguson, a senior from Seneca, SC, had rounds of 74 and 72 and his 146 total ranks 30th in the individual race. Stephen Poole, a junior from Spartanburg, had rounds of 74 and 73 and stands in a tie for 35th after two rounds at 147. Brian Duncan, Clemson’s top golfer in the opening tournament of the year at The Ridges, had rounds of 76-72 and his 148 total is tied for 38th. Nick Biershenk, a sophomore playing in his first career tournament, had rounds of 78 and 79.