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Tigers and Gamecocks on the bubble

Most years when the NCAA Mens Golf selection show comes on the Golf Channel the golfers on the Clemson and South Carolina team tune in to see where they will play,

This year both teams may be watching the show for a different reason, to see if they got in the tournament,

The Tigers are ranked as high as 51 and the Gamecocks around 62 in some polls.

In an average year both teams would be well within the top 30, but this isn’t an average year.

Gamecocks finish last in SEC

The Gamecocks finished play in the SEC tournament on Friday and there is a good chance they may have also finished for the year.

South Carolina was dead last in the SEC stroke play portion of its championship.

USC was 14th and finished 62 shots behind Tennessee, the stroke play champion.

The Gamecocks best performance was turned in again by sophomore Nathan Franks who finished in a tie for 38th.

South Carolina has a tournament win on their resume which should help USC make it to a Regional, but the last place finish today could be used as a reason to leave the Gamecocks at home,

Nathan Franks was the highest finisher for the Gamecocks. Franks was tied for 38th. (GolfClub Photo)

SEC Championship scores https://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=27965

Clemson in 10th at ACC

Clemson senior Zack Gordon is tied for 31st after the first two rounds of the ACC Championship. (Clemson Photo)

Senior Zach Gordon and Jonathan Nielson both had the best day for the Clemson team as they both finished the 36 hole day tied at 31 in the tournament beng played at the Country Club of North Carolina.’

Georgia Tech has the team lead after 36 holes by posting a 13-under par total to lead Wake Forest by 2-shots going into the final round.

Clemson shot rounds of 292 and 297 to finish at 13 over par. The Tigers trail the YellowJackts by 26 shots and 16 shots out of the last spot to advance to match play.

The Tigers may have a little more wiggle room to make a Regional because they are hosting a regional at The Cliffs at Keowee Falls in May.

Scores from the ACC Championship https://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=27474

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