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Clemson 10th USC 14th at NCAA Finals

Clemson sophomore Colby Patton had the best round for the Tigers posting a 1-over par 73. (Golf Club file photo)

Oklahoma State has the lead after the first round of the NCAA mens golf championship at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The Clemson Tigers finished the first day in 10th place after shooting a 300 total to trail the leader by 10 shots.

South Carolina is tied for 14th place. The Gamecocks shot a team total of 305 to be tied with Oklahoma and Liberty.

While both Palmetto State teams are well off the pace of the leader, both the Gamecocks and Tigers are close to the eighth spot which would allow each team to advance to match play.

The Tigers are 2-shots out of the top eight while the Gamecocks are 7-shots away from securing a spot in the match play finals.

Georgia golfer Trent Phillips from Boiling Springs shot a 1-over 73 in the first round of the NCAA championship. (Golf Club File Photo)

The Georgia Bulldogs lead by Trent Phillips from Boiling Springs is in ninth place after the first 18 holes. Phillips had the best round for the Dawgs carding in a 1-over par 73 to be in a tie for 21st place.

Phillips joins Clemson’s Colby Patton at that number. The Clemson sophomore shot his 71 by posting a 1-under par total on his final nine holes.

Clemson’s Bryson Nimmer struggled in the first round. The Clemson senior carded a double and only one birdie on his way to 6-over par 78.

Will Miles led the Gamecocks with a 2-over par 74 to end the first day in a tie for 29th. (Golf Club File Photo)

South Carolina’s Will Miles had the best day for the Gamecocks. Miles shot a 2-over par 74 to finish the day in a tie for 29th place.

Former Easley High School golfer Trace Crowe helped Auburn tie for third after the opening round. The Tigers are 2-shots behind Oklahoma State while Crowe stands in a tie for 53rd place.

After the first round Colin Morikawa from Cal has the individual lead by 2-shots over Chun An Yu from Arizona St.

Complete scores are available at http://www.golfstat.com.


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