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Oct 22, 2022

Clemson in Fifth Place Entering Final Round of Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate

Clemson, S.C.—Kian Rose and Andrew Swanson both had rounds of two-under-par 70 to lead Clemson during the second round of the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate at the facility’s Lakeside Course in Alpharetta, Ga.  Clemson is in fifth place out of 14 teams entering Sunday’s final round.

Clemson stands with a 36-hole score of 562, 14-under par. through 36 holes.  The Tigers are just seven shots off the lead by host school Georgia Tech (555) and  just four shots behind second-place Tennessee, the #10 team in the nation.  Tennessee fired a 16-under-par score of 272 on Sunday, best in the field.

The tournament includes seven top 25 teams, including five from the top 12.  The Tigers are ahead of 12th ranked Alabama, #7 Virginia and #6 Texas A&M entering the final round

Rose had a 70 on Saturday after an opening round 69 and stands in a  tie for 13th place after 36 holes.  Rose had five birdies and three bogeys on Saturday.  The junior is Clemson’s leader in stroke average so far this year with a 71.56 figure.   Saturday was his fifth under-par round of the year, best on the team.

Swanson’s second straight round of 70 included six birdies, most on the team on Saturday, a double bogey and two bogeys.  Swanson, a sophomore, now has four under-par rounds for the year.

Jonathan Nielsen, a transfer in his first year at Clemson,  is Clemson’s third best golfer so far in the event with a three-under-par 141 through 36 holes.  For the second straight day he started slowly and reached three-over-par before he finished strong.  He made birdies  on three of his last five holes on Saturday to shoot an even par 72.  Nielsen stands in a tie for 20th place entering the final round.

Zack Gordon, Clemson’s best player with a 68 in the final round, had a 74 on Saturday, but still stands in 23rd place after two rounds.  He has a 142 score after 36 holes.

Alberto Dominquez, playing in his first round for the Clemson team, had a 75 on Saturday and is in 50th place at 147 after 36 holes. Justin Burroughs is playing the tournament as an individual and shot a four-over par 76 on Saturday, but he made a birdie on the last hole.

Live scoring of the final round will be available on