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Tigers Finish Seventh at Southern Highlands Intercollegiate

Tigers Finish Seventh at Southern Highlands Intercollegiate

March 15, 2009

Clemson, SC–Ben Martin shot a 54-hole score of 218 to finish in 11th place individually, leading Clemson to a seventh place finish in the 15-team field at the Southern Highlands Intercollegiate in Las Vegas, NV. The three-day tournament was played at the par 72, 7510-yard Southern Highland Course.

Host school UNLV won the event with an 855 score, one shot better than second ranked Oklahoma State. The Rebels overcame a 12-shot deficit entering the final round to win the tournament for the second straight year.

Georgia, who was 20 shots behind Clemson after the first round, finished third with an 870 score. Florida was fourth at 872 and Southern Cal was fifth at 879. Georgia Tech was sixth at 884 and Clemson was seventh at 887. The Tigers had a team score of 306 on Sunday on the difficult 7510 yard layout, the longest course Clemson will play all year.

Martin finished third with a 218 score thanks to rounds of 67-72-79. Kyle Stanley finished in 17th place with a 220 score after rounds of 71-75-74. His 74 on Sunday was the top round among the Tigers.

Phillip Mollica was Clemson’s third best player at the tournament with a 224 score. He had rounds of 69-73-82 for the three days. David May finished 61st with a 230 score after rounds of 76-78-76. Sam Saunders finished 75th with a 238 score. He had a five over par 77 on Sunday. He played better than the score indicated as he suffered an 11 on the par five ninth hole, and played the other 17 holes at one under par.

Clemson will next see action at the Hootie Invitational at Bulls Bay on March 29-31.