Clemson, S.C. – The 17th ranked Clemson men’s golf team fired a 12-under-par 268 team score to put them into a second-place tie with Arizona State at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate at Mirabel Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 15- team field will continue to battle it out on Sunday in the final round of the 54-hole tournament on the par 70 course.
Clemson junior Turk Pettit led the way for the Tigers with a career best 63 to place him at 11-under for the tournament. Petit started the day off with four birdies on the front, a number in which he would match on the back nine, while only allowing one bogey on his scorecard during the second round of action. His 11-under tournament score was good enough to move him up nine spots on the individual leaderboard into solo first.
Pettit’s career-best eight birdies in the second round added to his tournament total of 13. His efforts push him into a tie for second among the field alongside Arizona States number one Chun An Yu.
William Nottingham and Colby Patton both came into the clubhouse with a 2-under par score on the afternoon which was highlighted by Nottingham’s six birdies, four of which he made within the last five holes of the front nine.
Kyle Cottam, who is playing in the number-one position at this week’s tournament, rounded out the Clemson team score with a 1-under par 69. Jacob Bridgeman put up an even-par effort but his 70 would not be counted to the overall team score.
Four members of Clemson’s lineup crack the top-20 individuals among the field heading into the final round of play on Sunday. As a team, the Tigers sit one stroke behind the Arizona Wildcats on the team leaderboard while leading the field in par fours and third for birdies.
Live scoring for the final round of competition can be found on golfstat.com.