March 23, 2002
Statesboro, GA — D.J. Trahan fired a pair of three-under-par rounds of 69 to lead Clemson to a third place standing after two rounds of the E-Z-Go Chris Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, GA. The Tigers stand third with a team score of 579 after two rounds. The third and final round will be played on Sunday.
Trahan holds a two-shot lead in the individual race with his 138 score. Bill Haas of Wake Forest, who is ranked second in the country individually, is among the players just two shots behind Trahan. Trahan’s second round featured an eagle on the seventh hole. He hit his second shot just four feet from the cup, then made the putt. Trahan was six under par through his first 25 holes on Saturday then played even par the rest of the day. This is the third time this year Trahan has had a 138 score through two rounds and he has gone on to win the event the previous two occasions.
Clemson trails only Augusta State (569) and Wake Forest (574) and is tied with Duke at 579 after the first two rounds in the team competition. Clemson has a one-shot lead over Georgia, who has won the event each of the last two years. Clemson took the championship in in 1999.
Ben Duncan was Clemson’s second best golfer on Saturday. The native of Greenville had an opening round 70, just one stroke off Trahan’s pace, then had a 75 in the second round. His opening round included five birdies. He did birdie his final hole in the second round.
Gregg Jones and Matt Hendrix both stand at 148 after the two rounds, four over par. Jones, who has finished in the top five in each of his last two events, had rounds of 73 and 75, while Hendrix had consecutive rounds of 74. Freshman Jack Ferguson had consecutive rounds of 76 and his score did not count toward the Clemson team score in either round.
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