April 8, 2000
Clemson, S.C. — First-team All-Americans Jonathan Byrd and John Engler both shot four-under-par 68s to lead the Clemson golf team to a 278 team score on Saturday at the Compaq US Collegiate at Eldorado Country Club in Los Cabos, Mexico. The 12-team event that features 10 of the top 15 teams in the nation will conclude on Sunday.
The final round action will be televised by ESPN-2 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Clemson’s 10-under team score was the second best by the #2 ranked Tigers this year. The 278 score was the second best in the tournament on Saturday behind Georgia Tech, who had a 275. Clemson shot 15 strokes better in the second round than it did in the first round and the Tigers went from trailing by 22 strokes to by just eight heading into the last day.
Byrd’s 68 gives him a 139 total, tied for sixth best in the tournament. Engler improved from 74 in the first round to 68 in the second and his 142 score is tied for ninth. One of the players he is tied with is Clemson teammate Lucas Glover, who shot a 70 on Saturday and is also at 142.
D.J. Trahan shot a 72 on Saturday and his 151 score is tied for 41st. Ben Duncan had an 80 on Saturday and his 156 score is 51st.
Georgia Tech has the team lead at 563. Troy Matteson shot a 64 on Saturday to lead the Yellow Jackets. Florida, the first round team leader, shot a 293 on Saturday and is second at 564. Georgia is third at 570, while Houston, Oklahoma State and Clemson are tied for fourth just one stroke back.
Clemson has a seven stroke lead on Arizona, who stands seventh at 578. The individual leader is Edward Loar of Oklahoma State, who shot a 65 on Saturday and is at 134.
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