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Clemson Just Two Shots Back

Clemson Just Two Shots Back

Clemson, S.C.—Miller Capps and Stephen Behr both had second-round scores of 69 on Saturday to bring Clemson to within just two shots of the lead entering the final round of the Carpet Classic in Dalton, Ga.    The Tigers are in sixth place, but just two shots behind five schools that are tied for the lead.  The final round will be played on Sunday on the 7012 yard course. The 54-hole event concludes on Sunday at the par 72 course known as The Farm.   The 14-team tournament features five of the top 20 teams in the nation, including number-one ranked Alabama and third-ranked Georgia Tech. Capps had his second consecutive round of 69 and stands in third place just two shots behind leader Ollie Schniederjans of Georgia Tech and one shot behind Robby Shelton of Alabama.  Capps and Shelton were co-champions at the Puerto Rico Classic last February and they will play in the same pairing again on Sunday. Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Kennesaw State and Georgia Tech are all tied for first entering the last round with 569 scores.  Clemson is sixth at 571, while South Carolina is seventh at 572. Wake Forest and Chattanooga are tied for eighth at 573. Capps had his second straight 69, the first time he has had consecutive rounds in the 60s since he finished with a pair of 67s in the final two rounds in Puerto Rico on Feb. 24-25  He had a clean round on Saturday with three birdies and 15 pars. Capps and Shelton are the only two players in the 75-player field to score in the 60s each of the first two rounds. Stephen Behr had the best comeback among Clemson golfers on Saturday as he had a 69 after an opening round 75.  Behr improved 19 spots in the standings as he had three birdies and 15 pars on Saturday. He is in 24th place entering the last round. Cody Proveaux continued to play well at The Farm as he had a second round 71 and now has six career rounds at par or better on that course.  He had twice as many birdies in the second round as the first, but shot one stroke higher.  He had six birdies and five bogeys on Saturday, but is still in the top 10 (ninth) entering the final round. Billy Kennerly had his second straight 75 and is in 54th place, while Blake Kennedy had an 80 on Saturday after and opening round 73. Team ResultsCarpet ClassicDalton, Ga, September 5-6, 20141.     Auburn 569, Alabama 569, Georgia Tech 569, Kennesaw State 569, LSU 569, 6. Clemson 571, 7. South Carolina 572, Wake Forest 573, Chattanooga 573, 10. Tennessee 576, North Carolina 577,  12. North Florida 592, 13. Middle Tennessee 599, 14. Florida 600.2.      Clemson Individuals3. Miller Capps 138, 9. Cody Proveaux 141, 24. Stephen Behr 144, 54. Billy Kennerly 150, 67. Blake Kennedy 13.

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