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Clemson Men’s Golf Holds Third Place At ACC Tournament

April 22, 2000

BADIN LAKE, N.C. — John Engler shot his second straight under par round and ranks second individually to lead Clemson to a third place team ranking after two rounds of the ACC men’s golf tournament at the Old North State Golf Club at Uwharrie Point, NC. The 47th annual tournament concludes Sunday with 18 holes.

Clemson is in third place, but the Tigers are just four shots off the first place pace. NC State has the lead at 574, two-under par, while Georgia Tech is second at 575, one under par. Clemson is third at 578, two over par, while Wake Forest and North Carolina are tied for fourth at 584. Duke is sixth at 589, while Maryland stands seventh at 597. Virginia is eighth at 598 and Florida State is last at 608.

Engler, a junior from Augusta, GA, shot a 71 on Saturday and is tied for second at 141 after two rounds. Engler has had top five ACC Tournament finishes in his first two years and is trying to become the first Tiger to finish in the top five at the ACC Tournament as a freshman, sophomore and junior. Engler trails leader Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech by two shots heading into the final round.

Freshman D.J. Trahan of Inman, SC, also shot a 71 on Saturday and is tied for 10th after two rounds at 145. Trahan and Engler were the only Tigers under par on Saturday.

Jani Saari and Lucas Glover both shot rounds of 73 on Saturday and are tied for 16th at 147 after two rounds. Jonathan Byrd fired a 74 on Saturday, and is tied for 13th with one round left at 146.