Clemson Golfers Finish Third at Long Cove Invitational

Clemson Golfers Finish Third at Long Cove Invitational

Nov. 11, 2001

Hilton Head Island, SC – D.J.Trahan finished second individually, leading Clemson to a third-place finish at the Long Cove Invitational on Hilton Head Island on Sunday. The event concluded the fall season for Larry Penley’s Tigers, who were ranked sixth in the nation by both college golf polls entering the event.

The Tigers shot an 872 score for the three-day, 54-hole event on the par 71 Long Cove Golf Course that measures 7,026 yards in length. Georgia Tech won the event with an 855 score, just three-over-par. They had a blistering 278 team score in the secondround, 11 shots better than any other team that day.

Southern Cal, led by individual medallist David Oh, was second at 871, just one shot better than the third-place Tigers.Oklahoma State was fourth at 874, while Wake Forest was fifth at 878, giving the ACC three of the top five teams at the 15-team event.

Trahan shot rounds of 69-70-72 to finish at 211, two-under par, and five shots in back of Oh. It was the fourth straight top 2 finish for Trahan, a first in Clemson history. The junior has the top stroke average in the nation through the fall season at 70.20. He finished the fall with 13 of his 15 rounds at par or better. He had a 75 in his first round of the fall, then never shot higher than a 72 the rest of the fall season.

Gregg Jones was Clemson’s second best finisher with a 221 score, good enough for a 221 score, eight-over-par. Matt Hendrix was just one shot back and finished 26th, while freshman Jack Ferguson had a 74 on Sunday and finished at 223, 10 over par. He had opened with an impressive 71 and finished 34th. Freshman Martin Catalioto shot a 77 on Sunday and finished 53rd with a 229 total. Clemson is now off until the Puerto Rico Classic in late February.

Clemson at Long Cove Invitational

D.J. Trahan 69-70-72 211 -2 2nd
Gregg Jones 77-71-73 221 +8 24th
Matt Hendrix 75-75-72 222 +9 26th
Jack Ferguson 71-78-74 223 +10 34th
Martin Catalioto 79-73-77 229 +16 53rd
Team 292-289-291 872 +20 3rd