Clemson golf

Furman’s Morgan leads in Florida, Tigers and Gamecocks open spring season

Furman freshman Anna Morgan has a four shot lead at the Moon Golf Invitational in Melbourne, Florida. (GolfClub file photo)

Lady Paladin freshman Anna Morgan holds the lead at the Moon Golf Invitational being played in Melbourne, Florida.

The Furman freshman has to finish her final hole in the second round, but with 35 of the 36 holes posted on the scoreboard Morgan has a 4-shot lead.

The tournament featured a 36 hole first day followed by an 18 hole final round. Golfers who were not able to complete their round before play was halted due to darkness will finish the second round on Tuesday morning.

Morgan opened the tournament with a 5-under par 67 to move to the lead. With one hole remaining in the second round the Lady Paladin golfer from Spartanburg stands at 3-under par in the round and 8-under par for the tournament.

The first year Lady Paladin has a 4-shot lead over a pair of golfers.

Furman senior Natalie Srinivasan must complete two holes of her second round. She stands at 1-under par in a tie for 11th place.

Four teams are tied for the lead in the tournament. Ole’ Miss, Louisville, North Carolina and Seminole State are all tied at 1-under par. Furman is 6-over par and seven shots out of the lead in eighth place.

Clemson Men

Clemson sophomore Jacob Bridgeman is tied with teammate William Nottingham for 16th at the Puerto Rico Classic. (GolfClub file photo)

The Tigers improved a spot in the second round of the Puerto Rico Classic. Clemson posted a 12 under par round of 276.

Clemson stands in fourth and trails Georgia Tech, Oklahoma and Alabama. Georgia trails Clemson by three  shots and is in fifth place.

Two golfers posted the best scores for the Tigers. Sophomore Jacob Bridgeman and senior William Nottingham each shot 3-under par rounds for a 141 total and a tie for 16th.

Georgia sophomore Trent Phillips from Boiling Springs is tied with Clemson’s Zach Gordon, Turk Pettit, Kyle Cottam and five other golfers who carded 2-under par totals and tied for 23rd.

Logan Sowell from the College of Charleston has the individual lead in the event.

South Carolina Men

The Gamecocks are in Houston playing in the All-American at the Golf Club of Houston.

Sam Houston State made the most of their home field advantage taking the lead after shooting 12-under par for the first two rounds.

Wake Forest is second with South Carolina in seventh place.

The highest standing by a Gamecock is Ryan Hall who shot even par and is tied with five other golfers in 13th.

Clemson Women

Through the first 27 holes the Tigers are in 14th place at the IJGA Invitational being played in Mexico.

Ivy Shepherd leads the Clemson team with a 2-over par total and is tied for 26th with 27 holes remaining to be played.

Converse Spring Invite

Newberry holds the lead after the first round of the Converse Spring Invite being played at the Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg.

Catawba and Lander are five shots behind the leader in a tie for second place. The home standing Valkyries are in fourth place going into the final round on Tuesday.



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