Duncan Second at Dogwood Invitational

July 3, 2004

Clemson, SC – Clemson golfer Brian Duncan fired a final round 69 on Friday and finished second at the Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta. It was a strong performance for the Clemson rising junior, who also finished 11th at the Southeastern Amateur two weeks ago.

Duncan was trying to become the first Clemson golfer to win the Dogwood Invitational, a national amateur tournament that dates to 1941. He posted rounds of 65-69-71-69 in recording his 14-under-par 274 total for the four rounds. The native of Greenville had the tournament lead after the first and second rounds before finishing second by four strokes to Chris Nallen, a member of the University of Arizona golf team.

Duncan, recorded 23 birdies and an eagle over the course of the tournament. His first round 65 featured nine birdies, including a streak of six in a row from holes 6-11. He finished the event strong by playing four-under-par over his last 10 holes on Friday. That stretch included an angle three on the par five ninth hole.

Two other current members of the Clemson golf team finished in the top 26 of the event. Rising junior Martin Catalioto had a four-round total of 287 and finished 21st, while classmate Steven Poole finished at 289, good enough for 26th.