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Men’s Golf Sixth At Las Vegas

March 11, 2000

LAS VEGAS – Freshmen D.J. Trahan and Ben Duncan both had rounds in the 60s, leading Clemson to a seven-under-par 283 team score in the second round of the Las Vegas Intercollegiate. The Tigers stand in a tie for sixth in the 14-team field at the event being held at Desert Inn Country Club in Las Vegas.

Trahan shot a 68 in the second round and stands at 141, three-under-par after two rounds. He made a five stroke improvement over his first round and stands in a tie for eighth over all. Duncan made a 14-stroke improvement over his first round. The native of Traveler’s Rest had a tournament worst 83 in the first round, but shot a three-under-par 69 on Saturday.

Jonathan Byrd, who fired a 68 in the first round, had a 73 in the second round and is tied with Trahan for eighth place at 141. John Engler had a 73 on Saturday and his 145 score is tied for 33rd after two rounds. Junior Lucas Glover had a 75 in the second round and is at 152 after two rounds.

Oklahoma State leads the event with a 557 score after 36 holes, 19-under par. The Cowboys have a five stroke lead over Texas and Georgia Tech. Tech, the first round leader, shot 288 on Saturday, five strokes worse than the Tigers.

Arizona State is fourth at 566 and Minnesota is fifth at 567. The Tigers are tied for sixth with Georgia at 573, while Houston and host school UNLV are tied for eighth at 578. North Carolina is 10th at 579, while Virginia and Florida are tied for 11th at 581. South Carolina and New Mexico are tied for 13th at 589.

The tournament will conclude on Sunday with 18 holes.