Clemson, SC—Jacob Bridgeman, Turk Pettit and Colby Patton all shot 36-hole scores of three-under-par 139 on Monday to lead Clemson to a tie for sixth place out of 11 teams at the Valspar Collegiate at the Floridian Golf Course in Palm City, Florida. The field includes six of the top 10 teams in the nation.
Clemson had a team total of 563 on Monday, the same total as seventh-ranked Arizona State and 29th ranked South Florida. Tenth-ranked SMU has the team lead at 551, followed by top-ranked Florida State at 554. Third-ranked Wake Forest is third at 556 and Ohio State is fourth at 558. Fourth-ranked Pepperdine is fourth at 560.
Clemson had team rounds of four-under-par 280 and one-under-par 283 on the par 71 course. Clemson was in sixth place after both rounds, but is just 12 shots out of first and seven shots out of third.
The field includes 13 players ranked in the top 50 of the latest Golfstat computer rankings. Bridgeman, ranked second in the nation, had rounds of 69 and 70 his 10th and 11th under-par rounds of the year. His first-round included five birdies and an eagle. Bridgeman played the par fives in eight-under-par for the day, best in the field by two shots.
Pettit, who missed the Palmetto Intercollegiate while we were going through a qualifying tournament for the Canadian Tour, had an opening 67, the low round of the tournament so far among Tigers. His opening round also included five birdies and an eagle. Pettit is ranked 34th in the nation.
Pettit joined Bridgeman as the only Tigers to score under par in each round as he also had rounds of 69 and 70. He played the par-three holes in two-under-par for the day, tied for first in the field of 63 players.
Kyle Cottam had rounds of 75 and even par 71 for a 146 figure that is 38th in the field. William Nottingham had rounds of 77 and 82.
The tournament will conclude on Tuesday with the 11 teams playing 18 holes. Live scoring is available on golfstat.com.