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Clemson Leaps into First-place Tie with Georgia Tech

Clemson Leaps into First-place Tie with Georgia Tech

May 30, 2002

Columbus, OH – Clemson and Georgia Tech are tied for the lead after two rounds of the NCAA golf tournament at the Scarlet Course at Ohio State. Clemson and Tech are tied at 563, five under-par through two rounds. The two teams switched scores on Thursday. Tech shot a 286 on Thursday after shooting a 277 the first day. Clemson fired a 277 on Thursday after an opening 286.

Clemson’s 277 total was the second best round of the day behind Texas, who played in the afternoon and shot 275.

Four of the top seven teams are from the ACC. In addition to Clemson and Tech tied at the top, North Carolina is tied for fourth at two-under par and NC State is seventh at one under. Toledo is third behind Clemson and Tech with a 564 score, just one stroke off the pace.

Clemson’s D.J. Trahan shot a 66 on Thursday, tied for the low round of the day. He is tied for fourth overall heading into the third round with a 137 score. Gregg Jones, who has had a pair of 69s, is tied for seventh at 138. Individually Brock McKenzie has the individual lead with a -7 total. Dustin Bray of North Carolina is among the players at six under.

This is the first time since the second round of the 1999 tournament that Clemson has had the lead at the end of a round. Clemson had the lead after 36 holes in 1999 at Hazeltine.

Clemson Individuals

D.J. Trahan 71-66 137 Gregg Jones 69-69 138 Ben Duncan 72-73 145 Matt Hendrix 77-70 147 Martin Catalioto 74-72 146

Team ScoresClemson 563, Georgia Tech 563, Toledo 564, North Carolina 566, TCU 566, Texas 566, NC State 567, Florida 569, Tulsa 570, Washington 570