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Clemson Falls to Eighth after Two Rounds of Puerto Rico Classic

Clemson Falls to Eighth after Two Rounds of Puerto Rico Classic

March 1, 2008

Clemson, SC — David May shot a two over par 74 to lead Clemson in the second round of the Puerto Rico Classic on Saturday. The Tigers shot a 302 round as a team on Saturday, 18 shots worse than their 284 score on Friday that tied for first place. The Tigers are in eighth place in the 15-team field entering Sunday’s final round. The 54-hole event concludes at Rio Mar Golf Club near San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday.

Alabama has the team lead after two rounds at 574, while Oklahoma State is second at 576. Duke shot a 285 on Saturday to tie for the best team round and jumped to third place at 577. Michigan is fourth at 578. Georgia, ranked number-one in the nation entering the event, is fifth at 580. East Tennessee State is sixth at 581 and Georgia Tech is seventh at 584. The Tigers are two shots behind Georgia Tech and 12 shots out of first place.

May has been the most consistent Clemson player with rounds of 75 and 74. He had the worst score among Clemson players on Friday, then had the best round on the second day. May is tied for 36th individually after two rounds.

Clemson’s top golfer on Friday, Phillip Mollica of Anderson, SC, is still Clemson’s top golfer for the tournament with a 145 total. But, his score increased from 68 to 77 on Saturday and he stands in 21st place individually.

Kyle Stanley shot a 75 on Saturday and stands at 146 after two rounds, 24th place. Sam Saunders shot a 76 on Saturday to go with his 73 in the first round and is tied fro 36th place with May at 149. Sophomore Ben Martin, an All-ACC golfer on the course and in the classroom last year, shot a 78 on Saturday and stands at 150 after two rounds, good enough for 46th place individually.