April 2, 2011
CLEMSON – SC Jacob Burger and Crawford Reeves both rank in the top 20 of the individual race to lead Clemson to a third-place team standing after two rounds of the Augusta State Invitational. The event, played at Forest Hills Country Club in Augusta, GA will conclude on Sunday. Seventeen teams played 36 holes on Saturday.
Clemson had a nine under par score of 279 in the first round and trailed number one ranked Oklahoma State by just two shots. Reeves had an opening round 68 that tied his career high, while Corbin Mills had a three under par 69 and McCuen Elmore had a two under par 70.
In the second round, freshman Thomas Bradshaw had the best score with a two under par 70. He had four birdies and two bogeys. Clemson had an eight over par 296 score in the second round.
Burger had rounds of 72 and 73 to register his 145 total, while Reeves had scores of 68-77. Both players rank 20th entering Sunday’s final round. Elmore and Mills are one stroke back at 146 and are tied for 25th.
Oklahoma State, the top ranked team in the nation, leads after two rounds with a 20 under par score of 556. Tennessee is second at 10-under-par and the Tigers are third at one-under-par (575). The field features four of the top six teams in the nation and the Tigers are ahead of three of those teams entering the final round.
Alabama, ranked third in the nation, is fourth at this tournament at four-over-par, five shots behind the Tigers, while 13th-ranked Augusta State and second ranked UCLA are tied for fifth at this tournament with a six over par score. Illinois, ranked sixth in the nation in the Coaches poll, is seventh at seven over par.
The first three holes hurt Clemson in both rounds. In the two rounds combined Clemson played the first three holes at 15-over-par, including 10 over in the second round. Clemson played the other 15 holes a combined 16-under-par for the first two rounds.
Clemson’s Alex Boyd is playing as an individual at the event. In the first round he made a double eagle on the par 5 17th hole that is 557 yards in length. It is the first double eagle in Clemson golf history in a tournament. Boyd finished the first round with a 69. Boyd is a native of Augusta, so he accomplished the feat in his hometown.
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