Oct. 16, 2000
Birmingham, Ala. — Four Clemson golfers shot 67 or better, leading the Tigers to a 270 team score in the second round of the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate at the Old Overton Golf Club in Birmingham, AL on Monday. The Tigers’ 270 team score in the second round was the best in the 12-team field that included 11 of the top 20 teams in the nation. It was Clemson’s best team round of the season.
The Tigers shot a 287 in the first round and ranked seventh after 18 holes as a team, but the 14-under par team score in the second round put the Tigers in the hunt for the championship. With 18 holes left on Tuesday, Clemson finds itself in third place, but just four shots out of the lead.
Georgia Tech (553), Georgia (555) and Clemson (557) hold the top three spots in the event, which Clemson has won each of the last three years.
Leading the way for Clemson on Monday was senior Lucas Glover, who had rounds of 68 and 67 on the par-71 layout. He stands at seven-under-par 135 after 36 holes. He is six shots in back of Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech, who carded rounds of 67 and an incredible 62. Hunter Mahan of Southern Cal is second at 134.
John Engler, like Glover a senior, shot rounds of 71 and 67 to hold down fifth place with a 138 total, four-under-par. Sophomore D.J. Trahan had rounds of 72 and 67 and is tied for ninth place at 139.
Freshman Gregg Jones struggled in the first round with a 77, but he came back strong with a 69 in the second round of the day. He stands at 146 after 36 holes, just four over par. Sophomore Ben Duncan had rounds of 76 and 75.
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