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Georgia Tech keeps the lead at Clemson

Georgia Tech set a first round scoring record at the Clemson Invitational on Friday. Saturday the Yellow Jackets played even better to increase their lead after 36 holes.

Tech broke the single round scoring record with a score of 272 in the first round. In the second round Georgia Tech shot a 17-under par round of 271 to increase their lead over Georgia from one shot to six shots going into the final round.

Clemson freshman Jacob Bridgeman from Inman shot a 6-under par 66 to help the Tigers finish at 20 under par after 36 holes. (GolfClub photo)

Georgia posted a team total 12-under par and Duke finished at 10-under par to remain in second and third place respectively.

In most tournaments a 15-under par team score would mean a big move up in the standings.

Clemson shot a 15-under par second round, but with Tech shooting lights out and Georgia and Duke holding on to second and third place the Tigers were not able to move up from fourth place.

Clemson got a 6-under par 66 from freshman Jacob Bridgman and a 5-under par 67 from Colby Patton to go along with a 3-under par 69 from Bryson Nimmer to finish at 20-under par.

Nimmer and Bridgeman are tied for fourth place.

Clemson’s Colby Patton carded a 5-under par 67 in the second round of the Clemson Invitational. (GolfClub photo)

Georgia Tech’s Luke Schniderjans shot an amazing 10-under par 62 to take the individual lead away from Duke’s Adrien Pendaries by a shot with Georgia’s Spencer Ralston in third place.

Three Palmetto State teams lost ground in the second round. Furman and Charleston dropped back one spot to seventh and eighth while Wofford lost four spots to finish the day in twelfth.

The Bulldog’s Trevor Phillips from Boiling Springs shot a 1-under par 71 while his brother Trent finished at even par.

The final round at The Cliffs at Keowee Falls will be played on Sunday and is open to the public.

Teams will start on split tees with tee times starting at 9 am. The tournament leaders will tee off on the first hole starting at 10:40.

Second round and tournament scores are available at http://www.scgolfstat.com.

 

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