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Clemson 9th after Two Rounds at Isleworth

Oct. 24, 2005

Orlando, FL – Senior Brian Duncan had rounds of 70 and 72 to lead Clemson to a ninth place standing after two rounds of the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate at Isleworth Country Club in Orlando, FL. The Tigers have a team score of 17 over par after two rounds, just two shots out of seventh place in the 18-team field.

Wake Forest leads the event at seven under par 569, while Georgia is second, one shot back. The 18 teams include 14 that are currently ranked in the top 25 of the Coach’s poll. Fifteen of the 18 teams completed two rounds on Sunday. The teams will take Monday off due to anticipated high winds from inclement weather. Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech and South Carolina will complete their second round on Tuesday, then the tournament’s final 18 holes will be played.

Duncan stands in fifth place in the national field with his 142 score, two-under par. He was very consistent on Sunday, shooting nine hole scores of 35-35 in the opening round and 36-36 in the second round. This is Duncan’s first tournament of this year, but the second time he has played in this event. He finished a strong 11th place individually last year. The native of Greenville, SC had five birdies and three bogeys in his first 18, then had one birdie, one bogey and 16 pars in the second 18.

Stephen Poole was Clemson’s second best golfer on Sunday. The senior from Spartanburg had rounds of 70 and 77. He stood in seventh place individually after the opening round. He had three consecutive birdies on holes 7,8 and 9 and played the last 12 holes at four under par. He slumped to a 77 in the second round, which included a triple bogey eight on the par five third hole.

Tanner Ervin had rounds of 74 and 75 and his 149 total was tied for 40th after two rounds. Senior Martin Catalioto, Clemson’s top golfer in the opening tournament of the year, had rounds of 79 and 76 for a 155 total, while freshman David May had rounds of 83 and 80.

Clemson’s team score is 593 after two rounds. The Tigers shot a 293, five over par, in the opening round, then shot a 300 in the second round. Clemson is tied for ninth with host school Central Florida.