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Tigers and Gamecocks lead Tournaments

While they are on opposite sides of the country, both Clemson and South Carolina hold commanding leads going into the final round of tournaments.

The South Carolina Gamecocks are in position to win their second straight USC Aiken Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken.

The Clemson Tigers have an almost identical lead going into the final round of the Bandon Dunes Championship in Oregon.

Matt NeSmith is tied for the lead at the Palmetto Golf Club

Matt NeSmith is tied for the lead at the Palmetto Golf Club

At the Palmetto Golf Club the Gamecocks almost appear to be having a match among their own team.

Matt NeSmith and Will Miles are tied for the lead at 134, 6 under par for the first 36 holes.

Defending individual champion Will Starkes of USC is in third place two shots off the lead.

Scott Stevens and Keenan Huskey are both within striking distance of the lead as they trail NeSmith and Miles by five shots going into the final round on Tuesday.

All five Gamecock golfers are in the top-1o of the individual standings.

Preston Cole of Furman led the first round at the Palmetto Golf Club.

Preston Cole of Furman led the first round at the Palmetto Golf Club.

The Gamecocks have a 14 shot lead over Virginia. Furman is 11th, tournament host USC-Aiken is 12th and Wofford is 13th.

Furman’s Preston Cole held the first round lead shooting an opening round 4-under par 66. He dropped a shot in the second round and now is in a tie for fifth place, three shots behind the leaders.

Clemson took charge of the tournament in Bandon Dunes with a tournament best round of 274 on the second day. The Tigers have an 18 stroke lead over Washington and Missouri.

Tiger golfers Stephen Behr and freshman Bryson Nimmer are tied with Blair Bursey of Utah Valley for the lead at 3-under par.

Freshman Bryson Nimmer is in a three-way tie for the lead at Bandon Dunes.

Freshman Bryson Nimmer is in a three-way tie for the lead at Bandon Dunes.

Stephen Behr shares the lead after 36 holes at the Bandon Dunes Championship.

Stephen Behr shares the lead after 36 holes at the Bandon Dunes Championship.

 

 

 

 

Austin Langdale is the third Tiger golfer at the top of the leaderboard after shooting rounds of 72-68 to stand at 2 under par after 36-holes.

Both tournaments complete play on Tuesday.

Complete scoring is available at http://www.golfstat.com

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