Feb. 9, 2010
CLEMSON, SC – Senior Ben Martin and freshmen Corbin Mills and Crawford Reeves all finished in the top 10 to lead Clemson to a third-place finish in the 15-team Jacksonville Invitational on Tuesday. The tournament was played at the par 72 Players Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra, FL.
East Tennessee State, who trailed Clemson by a stroke entering the final round, won the tournament with a score of 893, 29 over par. Wake Forest was second at 900 and 36 over par, while the Tigers were third at 901. East Carolina was fourth at 916, while Liberty and Charleston Southern were tied for fifth at 920.
Martin finished third individually with a 222 score. He had rounds of 71-74-76 for the two-day event. Martin was tied with Michael Stewart of East Tennessee State. The medalist was Brendan Gielow of Wake Forest, who shot 218 for the 54 holes.
Freshman Corbin Mills was tied for fifth with a 223 score, while Reeves was tied for eighth at 224. Mills was the only Clemson golfer to shoot 75 or better all three rounds, as he had scores of 74-74-75. Reeves had scores of 77-69-78 for the three rounds. Reeves second round 69 was the low round of the tournament by a Clemson golfer and tied for the low second round score in the 75-player field.
Luke Hopkins, Clemson’s highest ranked player from the fall, finished tied for 24th with a 232 score, while red-shirt freshman Brewer Bradshaw, who was playing in his first career tournament for the Tigers, finished 42nd with a 239 score.
Clemson will next be in action Feb. 21-23 when the Tigers travel to the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. That field of 15 teams will include ACC teams Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech, as well as nationally ranked programs Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas.
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