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Clemson Eighth after 36 Holes of Hootie’s @ Bulls Bay

Clemson Eighth after 36 Holes of Hootie’s @ Bulls Bay

March 27, 2006

Clemson, SC-Clemson improved by seven shots, but dropped two spots in the standing after shooting a team round of 286 on Monday at the Hootie’s @ Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. The two-over-par team round left Clemson tied for eighth place with Vanderbilt in the team standings at 579. Wake Forest holds the team lead at 552, 16-under par.

The final round of the 54-hole event will be played on Tuesday.

Eleven of the 15 teams improved in their scores over Sunday thanks to improved weather conditions on the par 71 Bulls Bay Course that is 7,229 yards in length. The individual leader is Webb Simpson of Wake Forest, who shot a 65 on Saturday and stands at 133 after two rounds, nine-under par.

Clemson’s top player on Monday and for the tournament has been sophomore Tanner Ervin. The native of Mount Pleasant calls Bulls Bay his home course and he had a second straight solid round with a two-under-par 69. Ervin was four-under-par through 13 holes, but bogeyed the 13h and 17th holes coming down the stretch. Still, his 140 score through two rounds is tied for sixth in the field.

Stephen Poole was a second Tiger under par on Monday. Poole scored six strokes better on Monday than he did on Sunday and most of the improvement was due to his play on one hole. On Sunday, Poole shot a five-over par 76 thanks to an eight on the par four eighth hole. But, on Monday, Poole birdied that same hole. That was one of four birdies by Poole over the last 13 holes on Monday. Poole stands at 146 and in 39th place through two rounds.

Brian Duncan is Clemson’s second best golfer for the event with a 143 score, including an even par 71 on Monday. He stands in 13th place heading into the final round. Duncan was two under par through 14 holes, but had two bogeys over the last foru holes to finish with his 71.

Freshmen David May and Phillip Mollica both had 76s on Monday. They both found trouble on the same holes, scoring double bogeys on the seventh and 13th holes. May stands in 61st place at 150 after two rounds, while Mollica is at 152, good enough for 67th place.

Clemson at Bulls Bay (par 71, 7229 yards in length)
Tanner Ervin 71 69 140 -2 6th
Brian Duncan 72 71 143 +1 13th
Stephen Poole 76 70 146 +4 39th
David May 74 76 150 +8 61st
Phillip Mollica 76 76 152 +10 67th
Clemson 293 286 579 +11 8th