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Oct 01, 2018

Clemson Men Second Heading into Final Round at Nike Golf Collegiate Invite

Clemson, S.C.—William Nottingham had a great second round shooting three-under par 67. Turk Pettit fired a one-under par 69 to help lead Clemson to a 279 team score and a second place standing after the first two rounds of the Nike Golf Collegiate Invite at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Duke Blue Devils shot an impressive 274 to move into first place with a two-stroke lead over the Tigers at 561 for the 36 holes. Texas and Wake Forest are tied for third at 564 with Vanderbilt rounding out the top five at 569. Clemson was just one of three teams to shoot under par in the first two rounds.

Pettit’s second-round 69 has him tied for first in the field with eight others at three-under par. The sophomore had five birdies and finished the last five holes at four-over par with a double bogey on 14. He leads the field in par four scoring averaging 3.83 and is four-under on par fours.

Nottingham had the second-best round today in the field of 75 golfers with nine hole scores of 33-34 for a 67. The junior from Kingsport, Tenn. is now tied with teammate Bryson Nimmer for 11th with a 140 between the two rounds. Nimmer, started the round of strong with three birdies on the first four holes and made the turn at one-over. The senior settled back in on the back nine and picked up his fourth birdie of the day on 17.

Jacob Bridgeman carded a 72 after shooting a two-under 33 on the front nine. Colby Patton finished the second round with a 77, putting him at 149 entering the third round.

Clemson leads the 15-team field in two categories following the first round; they have the most birdies at 31 and are even on par seven-over on par fours, three shots better than Texas in second. The tournament will conclude with the third and final round on Tuesday. Patton will lead the Tigers off at 9 a.m. as they play with Duke and Texas.