Three Tigers Finish in top 12 at Rice Planters

Three Tigers Finish in top 12 at Rice Planters

July 12, 2004

Three Clemson golfers finished in the top 12 at the Rice Planters Invitational at Snee Farm Golf Club in Mt. Pleasant, SC. The event, which is regarded as one of the top amateur tournaments in the nation, was completed over the weekend.

Brent Delahoussaye, currently ranked 22nd in the nation in the latest Amateur rankings by Golfweek, was Clemson’s top finisher with a 278 score, good enough for seventh place. Delahoussaye, who will be a senior on Clemson’s team this coming year, had rounds of 72-68-69-69 on the par 72 course. It was his third top 10 finish at the major amateur tournament this summer.

Stephen Poole and Brian Duncan both had identical 281 scores for the 72-hole event and finished 12th. Duncan made quite a comeback as the native of Greenville had an opening round 76. But, he came back with a 66 in the second round, followed by rounds of 69 and 70 for his seven-under par total. Duncan recently finished second at the Dogwood Invitational. Poole, from Spartanburg, had rounds of 72-71-67-71 in recording his 281 total.

Tanner Ervin, who will be a red-shirt freshman next year, was the fourth Tiger to compete in the event. He finished 26th with a two-under-par 286 figure. Ervin had rounds of 75-72-70-69.

The individual champion was Aron Price of Sydney, Australia, who had a four-day total of 271, 17-under-par.