March 29, 2004
Clemson, SC – Clemson junior Jack Ferguson shot a seven-under-par and career best 65 in the second round of the day to lead Clemson to a 565 team score and a second-place standing after two rounds of the Atlanta Intercollegiate in Atlanta, GA. The 54-hole event is being played at the par 72 6,899-yard Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, GA. All 12 teams played 36 holes on Monday. The event will conclude on Tuesday with the final 18 holes.
Florida holds the team leader after 36 holes with a score of 555 after 18-hole team scores of 279 and 276. Clemson is second at 565, followed closely by Georgia (566) and South Carolina (567). Alabama is fifth at 570, while Augusta State and Georgia Tech are tied for sixth at 571.
Ferguson has the individual lead by one shot with his 36-hole score of 135. The nine-under-par figure is the most under par after two rounds by a Clemson player this year. The native of Seneca, SC has a one -shot lead over Lars Brovold of Alabama and Camilo Villegas of Florida.
Ferguson had a two-under par 70 in the first round, second among Tiger golfers for the first round. But, Ferguson started his second round by making a 25-foot birdie putt on his first hole, the 10th. He was five-under par on his first nine, then shot two under on the back for his career best round of 65. He had seven birdies and 11 pars for his efficient second round. He had two birdies and an eagle in the opening round. Ferguson’s 65 in the second round was the low round vs. par by a Clemson player this year, breaking the six-under turned in by Gregg Jones at the North Florida Collegiate on Feb. 9.
Ferguson’s 65 was the best in the history of the event for a second round. Gregg Jones had a 74-73 day and stands 39th at 147. Brian Duncan had rounds of 73-76 on Monday and is in 43rd place at 149.
Clemson was tied for fourth with Alabama after the first round with a 285 team score. Hendrix led the way with a 69, including a 33 on the front side, while Ferguson had a two-under-par 70. After the first round, South Carolina stood in first place at 278, followed by number-one ranked Florida at 279. Georgia was third after the first round at 281.
Clemson at Atlanta Intercollegiate Eagles Landing Country Club Stockbridge, GA
Jack Ferguson 70 65 135 1st
Stephen Poole 73 67 140 6th
Matt Hendrix 69 75 144 22nd
Gregg Jones 74 73 147 39th
Brian Duncan 73 76 149 43rd
Clemson team 285 280 565 2nd
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