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Clemson Finishes 10th at Hall of Fame Invitational

Clemson Finishes 10th at Hall of Fame Invitational

March 19, 2006

Houston, TX–Brian Duncan, Vince Hatfield and David May all had final round scores of 75 to lead Clemson to a 10th place finish in the 17-team Hall of Fame Invitational at Redstone Golf Club in Houston, TX. The Tigers finished with a 45-over-par team score of 909, just one shot behind number-one ranked Georgia, who tied for eighth with TCU at 908.

Oklahoma State, ranked second in the nation in the latest Coach’s poll, won the event by 10 shots with a 16-over-par 880 score. Texas A&M, who had a 289 team score on Sunday, the best one-day team score of the tournament, finished second at 890. Oklahoma and Texas were tied for third at 899.

Clemson was the top team among ACC schools. Duke was 14th at 929, while Wake Forest was 16th at 930.

Stephen Poole was Clemson’s top performer over the tournament with a 223 score, good enough for 11th place, his second best finish of the year. Poole had scores of 73-74-76 to record the best finish among ACC golfers in the tournament.

David May had a 75 on Sunday to finish at 226, good enough for 24th place. He played his last eight holes at one under par to record a strong finish. He had the same score as defending ACC Champion Ryan Blaum of Duke.

Duncan saw his streak of consecutive top 20 finishes end at five, but he had a solid performance on Sunday with his 75. He played even par over the last eight holes and his 229 score for the tournament was 35th.

Vince Hatfield had a 75 on Sunday, his best round of the three over the weekend. He played the last six holes in even par on Sunday and finished with a 232 score for the 54 holes, tied for 50th place.

Luke Hopkins, playing in his first career tournament, had a 76 on Sunday, his best round of the tournament. His 236 total tied for 67th in the 79 player field.

The par 72 Redstone Tournament Course proved to be a challenge for the 17 teams, a field that included eight of the top 25 teams in the nation. Only one player bettered par, tournament champion Anthony Kim of Oklahoma, who finished at eight under par.

Clemson at Hall of Fame Invitational Houston, TX Stephen Poole 73-74-76 223 11th

David May 79-72-75 226 24th

Brian Duncan 77-77-75 229 35th

Vince Hatfield 76-81-75 232 50th

Luke Hopkins 80-80-76 236 67th

Clemson 305-303-301 909 10th