Oct. 28, 2008
Clemson, SC – Kyle Stanley and David May had final round scores of 74 to lead Clemson to a tie for sixth-place finish at the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate at Windermere, FL. Clemson improved by four places on the final day, thanks to a 301 team score that ranked as the third best of the day among the 18-team field.
The event included eight of the top 10 teams in the nation and it concluded Clemson’s fall schedule. Clemson defeated each of the last two national champions in Stanford (2007) and UCLA (2008) and the current number-one ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys. Clemson finished better than eight top 25 teams including four in the current top 10. Clemson will next be in action in February at the Puerto Rico Classic.
Clemson’s 301 team score was topped only by champion Georgia, who had a 296 total for the day, and host school Central Florida, who also shot a 296 on Tuesday. The winds were whipping and it forced the scores to soar. Eleven of the 18 teams shot 20 over par or worse for the day and the average score for the 90-player field was 78.66, over four shots worse than Monday’s average score of 74.57.
Stanley recorded his third top 10 finish in four fall events with a 216 total for the three days. He had rounds of 72-70-74 for his 54-hole score. He finished with an even par score for the tournament, four shots behind champion Russell Henley of Georgia, who overcame a five-shot deficit in the last round.
David May, Phillip Mollica and Sam Saunders all finished in the top 35 and were just a shot apart for the three days. Clemson and Georgia were the only teams in the field to have four golfers finish among the top 35.
May had a 74 on Tuesday to tie Stanley for Clemson honors. He had a 226 score for the tournament to finish in a tie for 28th position. Mollica shot a 77 on Tuesday after rounds of 74-75 the first two days. Saunders had a 76 on the last day to finish at 227. The native of Windermere, FL was one under par for his final three holes, helping Clemson to catch Georgia Tech for sixth place at 31 over par. May was also one under for his last three holes.
Red-shirt freshman Alex Boyd had an 83 on Tuesday and finished with a 240 score for the three rounds.
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