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Sep 10, 2022

Rose Remains in Top 10 at Maui Jim Intercollegiate

Clemson, S.C—Kian Rose shot a three-under-par 67 on Saturday to remain in the top 10 after 36 holes of the Mau Jim Intercollegiate at Mirabel Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Sophomore Andrew Swanson had a career best 65 to lead the Tigers  in the second round of the 18 team tournament that features six teams from the ACC and six teams from the Pac 12.  The field includes seven teams ranked in the top 25 of the Gulfweed preseason poll.

Clemson is in 14th place at seven-under-par  553  after two rounds.  The Tigers had  a team score of seven-under-par 273 on Saturday a seven-stroke improvement over Friday’s first round.  The tournament on the par 70 Mirabel course concludes on Sunday.

Auburn  has the team  lead at 34-under-par, while  Arizona State is second  at 32-under-par after an outstanding 23-under-par round on Saturday. Florida State is in third place at 29-under.   

Swanson started the round with a bogey, then played flawlessly the rest of the round with six birdies and 10 pars over his last 16 holes.  He had a four-under-par 31 on the back nine.    Swanson has a two-day total of 138 to stand in 41st place.

Rose had a 67 on Saturday after a career best  65 on Friday, giving him a career best 132 total for the first 36 holes of a tournament.  Rose has 12 birdies and an eagle to rank ninth in the field in under-par holes through two rounds.  He is in ninth place in the individual race at eight-under par.

Jonathan Nielsen is Clemson’s third best golfer through two rounds with a 36-hole score of 141 after rounds of 70-71.  It was a wild  ride  for Nielsen, who had seven birdies on Saturday, but he also had a triple bogey and a  double.  His 13  birdies through 36 holes stand fifth in the 87-player field.

Carter Pendley had an even-par 70 on Saturday after an opening round 73.  Drayton Stewart had a 76 in the second round after a 72 in the opening round.

Clemson had two players compete in the Maui Jim Individual Tournament at Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale.  The 37 players in that field played 36 holes on Saturday to complete their 54-hole tournament.   Two Tigers finished in the top 15, as super senior Zack Gordon finished at five-under-par 211, good enough for 12th, and transfer Alberto Dominquez finished 15th with a 215 score.  His final round 67 was the third best scores of the final round.