March 11, 2001
LAS VEGAS –
D.J. Trahan fired a final-round 69, while John Engler shot an even-par 72 to finish in the top 10 for the fourth straight tournament, leading Clemson to a third-place finish at the Las Vegas Intercollegiate. It tied for Clemson’s best finish in the event.
Clemson finished with an 869 score for the three-day, 54-hole event after a one-over-par 289 on the final day. Georgia Tech had an incredible 273 team score on Sunday and shot an 844 team score, 24 strokes better than second-place Georgia, who finished at 868, one better than the Tigers. NC State was fourth at 871, while TCU was fifth at 874. Arizona State was sixth at 875, but featured the play of Jeff Quinney, the individual champion who shot a 203. Quinney won by seven shots over Troy Matteson of Georgia Tech.
Engler finished at 214 for the event and his two-under-par score was good enough for eighth place. Trahan, who shot a 77 in the opening round, finished with a 69 on Sunday to shoot 218 for the event. Trahan, who will play in the Master’s in April, won medalist honors last year, but finished 21st this year.
Lucas Glover, Clemson’s best player so far this year in terms of stroke average, shot a 221 for the event and finished 28th. He had won the Puerto Rico Classic two weeks ago, his third career victory. Jani Saari shot a 75 on Sunday and finished tied for 39th, while freshman Gregg Jones shot a 74 on Sunday to finish at 226, good enough for 45th.
Clemson will next be in action at the Chris Schenkel Intercollegiate at Statesboro, GA March 23-25.
Clemson at Las Vegas IntercollegiateMarch 9-11, 2001
Las Vegas Intercollegiate
John Engler 70-72-72 214 8thD.J. Trahan 77-72-69 218 21stLucas Glover 76-71-74 221 28thJani Saari 70-80-75 225 39thGregg Jones 80-72-74 226 45thClemson 293-287-289 869 3rd
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