Clemson Fires 289 On Second Day Of NCAA Golf

Clemson Fires 289 On Second Day Of NCAA Golf

May 31, 2001

Durham, NC- D.J. Trahan, Lucas Glover and John Engler all shot one-under-par 71s on Thursday morning, leading Clemson to a 289 team score in the second round of the NCAA men’s golf championships at Duke University in Durham, NC.

The Tigers stood in 8th place (at 2:00PM) at seven-under par as a team with a score of 583 through 36 holes. Clemson made a five-stroke improvement as a team over its first round. The field will be cut to the top 15 teams after Thursday’s second round, which should complete at 7:30 PM. The complete team scores will be provided at the completion of the second round. Arizona had the lead at seven-under par, 14 shots better than the Tigers at 2:00 PM. Clemson appeared to be in good shape to make the cut for the sixth straight year and 12th time in the last 13 years.

Trahan, Glover and Engler have led the Tigers all year and that was the case on Thursday. All three are ranked among the top 31 golfers in the nation according to the MasterCard collegiate poll.

Trahan, who is now one-under par for the tournament, made birdies on four of the first six holes and shot 34 on the back side, his first nine holes of the day. He made a key birdie on the eighth hole to finish with his 71.

Glover, who also shot 72 on Wednesday and is one-under-par for the tournament, had nine hole scores of 35 and 36. He had birdies on two of his last three holes (7 and 9) to finish at 71.

Engler, ranked fourth in the nation, came back from a disappointing 75 on Wednesday to fire a 71 on Thursday. He was much more consistent, as he recorded three birdies and two bogeys for his 18 holes. He birdied the final hole to finish at 71.

Jani Saari, a graduate student from Greenville, SC, saw his score count towards the Clemson team score for the 10th straight NCAA Tournament round. He had a 76 on Thursday, shooting nine-hole scores of 38-38. He struggled down the stretch, however, scoring a bogey on three of the last four holes. Freshman Gregg Jones shot a five-over par 77 and his score did not count towards the team score. He made bogey on three of the last five holes.

Play continues for 15 teams on Friday with the final round scheduled for Saturday.

Clemson Individual Scores Through 2 Rounds

D.J.Trahan 72-71 143
Lucas Glover 72-71 143
John Engler 75-71 146
Jani Saari 75-76 151
Gregg Jones 75-77 152
Clemson 294-289 583