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Clemson Golfers Back in Action at Hootie Invitational

Clemson Golfers Back in Action at Hootie Invitational

March 19, 2008

Clemson, SC — The 14th ranked Clemson golf team will continue its busy schedule March 23-25 when it participates in The Hootie Invitational at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Mount Pleasant, SC. It will be the second of three tournaments in a 16-day time span for Larry Penley’s Tigers.

Clemson finished seventh at the Linger Longer at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, GA last weekend. They will play in the Hootie Invitational this Sunday through Tuesday, then return to action in nearby Greenville, SC for the Furman Invitational March 28-30.

The Tigers will be making their third appearance at The Hootie Invitational. It is the home course of Clemson senior Tanner Ervin, a native of Mount Pleasant. He finished 17th at the same tournament two years ago as a sophomore with a 217 score. He has two career rounds in the 60s at the event. As a youngster in 2001 he recorded a hole-in-one on the 14th hole from 180 yards out. He also has made a double eagle on the par five 10th hole.

Kyle Stanley and Sam Saunders will also be in the Clemson lineup. They both have scoring averages of 73.13 for 15 rounds so far this year. Stanley leads the team in rounds at par or better with eight, while Saunders is tied for the team lead in under-par rounds with five.

Phillip Mollica will be in the lineup for the third straight event. He was Clemson’s top golfer at the Linger Longer with a 218 score that included a final round 69. He finished in 15th place. He also had a 68 in the opening round in Puerto Rico in the first round of the spring.

Junior David May will be the fifth Tiger in the lineup. He has a 74.33 stroke average this year and has a 74.23 average for his career. This will be his 24th tournament as a Clemson golfer, second among active Tigers behind Ervin.