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Oct 20, 2018

Clemson Takes Lead at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate

Clemson, S.C.—Turk Pettit fired a bogey free 68 and freshman Jacob Bridgeman shot his second straight three-under-par 69 to lead Clemson to the lead after two rounds of the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational in Alpharetta, Georgia.   Clemson has a one-shot advantage over Wake Forest entering Sunday’s final round.

The Tigers have a team score of 556, 20-under-par through 36 holes.  The Demon Deacons are second at 557 and Southern California is third at 558.   Georgia Tech, the host school, shot 18-under par in the first round, but slumped to a one-over par score of 289 on Saturday and stands in fourth place at 559.   Fifth ranked Alabama is in fifth place at 564 and second ranked Duke is sixth at 568.

Clemson sophomore Turk Pettit had his second consecutive 68 on Saturday and his eight under-par score stands in second place in the 75-player field entering Sunday’s final round.   Pettit is two just shots behind Justin Suh of Southern California.   Pettit has nine birdies and just one bogey through 36 holes.

Bridgeman had his second straight three-under par and is in eighth place after 36 holes.  The rookie made three consecutive birdies on holes 7,8 and 9 and also birdied the 15th hole.  He had just one bogey, on the sixth hole.  He is one of just four players in the field to shoot in the 60s each of the first two rounds.

Senior Bryson Nimmer is a third Clemson player in the top 10 after shooting a two-under par 70 on Saturday.   He had four birdies and just two bogeys and recording his ninth under-par round of the year.   He stands in a tie for 10th place at five under par, five shots out of the lead.

Zack Gordon was Clemson’s fourth counting score with a one over par 73 on Saturday.  The freshman was the only Tiger to birdie the 18th hole.  He is in 35th place at one over par through 36 holes.

William Nottingham slumped to a 78 on Saturday and is at 148 after two rounds.

Clemson and the other 13 teams in the field at the Golf Club of Georgia Lakeside Course conclude play in the event on Sunday.  Clemson players will tee off between 10:20 am and 11:04 am.  Live scoring is available on