CLEMSON, S.C. — Kian Rose birdied his last three holes to finish with a 69 and lead the Clemson men’s golf team during the second round of the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. The Tigers stand in 10th place in the 15-team tournament at the Golf Club of Georgia Lakeside Course in Alpharetta, Ga. with a score of 572.
Clemson is just four shots out of seventh place entering Sunday’s final round. Defending National Champion Pepperdine leads the tournament with a 550 score.
The Tournament features eight of the top 25 teams in the nation.
Rose, a red-shirt freshman from South Africa had five birdies and two bogeys in scoring the team best three-under par score. He made birdies on the 16th, 17th and 18th holes to move into the top 25 in the individual race. He stands in 25th place after 36 holes with a 143 score.
Senior All-American Jacob Bridgeman had a two-under-par 70 on Saturday, a five-shot improvement over his opening round 75. The native of Inman, SC bogeyed the second hole, then played the last 16 holes at three under par, including a two-under-par 34 on the back nine. He stands in a tie for 42nd place at 145.
Kyle Cottam and Andrew Swanson both had even-par rounds on Saturday, contributing to Clemson’s five-under-par 283 team score that was sixth best in the field and a six-shot improvement over Friday’s first round. Cottam stands in a tie for 42nd after rounds of 73 and 72, while Swanson, a true freshman in his first tournament in the Clemson lineup, stands at 146 and in 50th place.
Zack Gordon was Clemson’s top golfer in the first round with a four-under-par 68, but he had a two over par 74 on Saturday and was Clemson’s non-counter. He is still first among Clemson golfers for the tournament with a 142 total, good enough for 21st place.
Clemson players had 17 birdies in the second round and now have 37 for the tournament, fourth best in the 15-team field.
The final round will begin Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. Live scoring is available on golfstat.com.