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Clemson Tied for Fourth after First Round of Brickyard Invitational

Oct. 8, 2010

Clemson, SC-Sophomore Corbin Mills shot a three-under-par 69 on Friday to lead 13th ranked Clemson to a 291 team score and a fourth-place ranking after the first round of the Brickyard Invitational in Macon, GA. The 15-team event that includes five of the top 20 teams in the nation continues Saturday and Sunday.

While Clemson is tied for fourth, the Tigers are just four shots out of the lead. Sixth-ranked Georgia is in the lead at one-under-par 287. North Florida is in second place at even-par 288 and Augusta State, ranked third in the nation entering the tournament, is in third place with a team score of 289. Clemson and Georgia Tech are tied for fourth at 291, three-over-par, and Chattanooga is sixth at 292.

Mills stands in fourth place after the first round and is just one shot out of the lead. Mills’ round included an eagle on the par five ninth hole and birdies on the 12th, 15th and 17th holes. He was one-over par through eight holes, then played the last 10 holes five-under-par.

Mike Muscatell, a sophomore playing in his first tournament of the year and just the second of his career, had a one-under-par 71 and stands in 10th place. Muscatell qualified for the tournament by playing well in the team qualifying for this tournament. He had a consistent day with four birdies and three bogeys. He birdied three of the four par five holes and was the only Tiger to birdie the 18th hole.

McCuen Elmore shot a two-over-par 74 after making two birdies and five bogeys. David Donnelly was five-over-par for the first seven holes, then played even the last 11 before finishing with a 77. He hopes to continue his final play over the last 11 holes on Saturday. He had a triple bogey eight on the par five sixth hole that ruined his round.

Junior Jacob Burger had a seven on a par three and finished with a 79. His score did not count towards Clemson’s team score.