Clemson Finishes Third at ACC Golf Tournament


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Uwharrie Point, NC-D.J. Trahan and Ben Duncan both had final rounds
of two-under-par 70, but it was not enough for Clemson to overcome
Georgia Tech and NC State on Sunday afternoon at the 49th ACC Men's
Golf Championship. The tournament was played at the Old North State
Club in Uwharrie Point, NC.


Clemson finished third with a score of 845 on the par 72 course,
behind champion Georgia Tech (837) and N.C. State (841). The final
standings were closer than those scores indicate. With two holes to
play, only one shot separated all three schools.


Wake Forest, ranked second in the nation in one poll entering
the tournament, finished fourth at 851. North Carolina had
individual champion Dustin Bray, but the Tar Heels were fifth as a
team at 862. Florida State, coached by former Clemson All-American
Nicky Goetze, finished sixth at 868, while Virginia was seventh at
874. Maryland was eighth at 875 and Duke was last at 878.


Clemson made a charge on the last two holes on Saturday to
cut Georgia Tech's lead to five strokes entering today. Clemson
played 17 and 18 five under par that day. But, the Tigers struggled
on the last two holes on Sunday. Clemson had to count a double bogey
and a bogey on the 18th hole, while Georgia Tech had a birdie and two
eagles.


Trahan led the Tigers with a 70 and finished in sixth place
overall with a 54-hole score of 209, seven-under-par. Trahan had
three rounds under par at the event, giving him 22 under-par rounds
for the year. He is now just one under-par round off of Charles
Warren's single season record of 23 set in 1997-98.


Duncan and Gregg Jones both tied for 11th in the tournament
overall with 212 scores. Duncan shot a 70 on Sunday but finished
with bogies on each of the last two holes. Still, his 212 score was
the lowest of his Clemson career and it was just the second time he
had been under-par for a 54-hole event. He had 13 birdies on the
weekend, more than any other Tiger.


Jones finished with a double bogey on the 18th hole when he tried to
go for the green in two, a necessary attempt if Clemson was to win
the tournament. But, his shot was short, caught the bank and went
into the water. Jones had given Clemson hope just a hole earlier
when he birdied the difficult 17th hole. He hit his drive on the par
three hole just two inches from the cup. For Jones, it was his
fourth under-par tournament in his last five and he is now 17-under
par for his last five events.


Matt Hendrix finished in a tie for 15th with a 214 score,
two-under-par. He was two under par through eight holes, but double
bogeyed the ninth hole. Clemson was the only school in the tournament
with four players among the top 15 in the final standings. Hendrix
had rounds of 71-69-74 for the three days. The 214 score was his
lowest of the season.


Freshman Martin Catalioto had a solid 72 on Sunday, including a
birdie on the 18th hole. It gave him a 220 score for the three days,
30th overall. He had a 71 in the first round giving him two rounds
of par or better in the same event for the first time in his young
Clemson career. Catalioto played with consistency as he had 39 pars
in his 54 holes, more than any other Tiger.

Fin.   School                   Scores
1   Georgia Tech             271  284  282    837       -27
2   North Carolina State     288  279  274    841       -23
3   Clemson University       280  280  285    845       -19
4   Wake Forest Univ.        290  279  282    851       -13
5   North Carolina, U of     283  285  294    862        -2
6   Florida State Univ.      292  282  294    868        +4
7   Virginia, U. of          291  295  288    874       +10
8   Maryland, U. of          294  296  285    875       +11
9   Duke University          291  298  289    878       +14

Final ACC Golf Tournament Individual Results

Fin.   Name                   School       Scores
 1   Dustin Bray            N Carolina    66   67   72    205  -11

 2   Matt Weibring          Ga. Tech      68   70   69    207   -9
     Nicholas Thompson      Ga. Tech      67   69   71    207   -9

 4   Garth Mulroy           NC State      73   68   67    208   -8
     Bill Haas              Wk. Forest    70   69   69    208   -8

 6   D.J. Trahan            Clemson       71   68   70    209   -7
     Rodney Thomas          NC State      70   71   68    209   -7

 8   Steve Marino           Virginia      72   70   68    210   -6

 9   Kris Mikkelsen         Ga. Tech      67   74   70    211   -5
     Peter Mitchell         Florida St    70   70   71    211   -5

11   Gregg Jones            Clemson       68   71   73    212   -4
     Jay Morgan             Wk. Forest    74   71   67    212   -4
     Ben Duncan             Clemson       70   72   70    212   -4

14   Justin Walters         NC State      74   71   68    213   -3

15   Corey Brigham          Maryland      69   77   68    214   -2
     Matt Hendrix           Clemson       71   69   74    214   -2

17   Leif Olson             Duke          72   73   70    215   -1
     Fernando Mechereffe    NC State      75   69   71    215   -1
     Chris Yoder            Wk. Forest    73   69   73    215   -1

20   Brent Wanner           Wk. Forest    73   70   73    216    E
     Chan Wongluekiet       Ga. Tech      71   71   74    216    E

22   Bob Cherry             N Carolina    72   71   74    217   +1

23   Troy Matteson          Ga. Tech      69   77   72    218   +2
     Eric Beaty             Florida St    75   69   74    218   +2
     John Moheyer           Maryland      76   68   74    218   +2
     Brad Moldin            N Carolina    70   73   75    218   +2
     Bobby MacWhinnie       Maryland      71   78   69    218   +2
     Rick Westbrook         Florida St    72   70   76    218   +2

29   Mike Castleforte       Duke          73   73   73    219   +3

30   Martin Catalioto       Clemson       71   77   72    220   +4

31   Thomas Lee             Virginia      72   75   74    221   +5

32   Ramon Bescansa         N Carolina    75   74   73    222   +6
     Jeremy Luce            Virginia      74   74   74    222   +6
     Brad Lusenhop          Florida St    75   73   74    222   +6
     Jason Moon             NC State      71   72   79    222   +6

36   Justin Goodhue         Virginia      73   78   72    223   +7
     Alan Beers             Florida St    75   73   75    223   +7
     Rob Beasley            Duke          74   75   74    223   +7

39   Matt Krauss            Duke          74   79   72    225   +9
     Brandon LaCroix        Duke          72   77   76    225   +9
     Chad Wilfong           Wk. Forest    76   74   75    225   +9

42   Tim Kane               Maryland      78   74   74    226  +10

43   Robbie Petty           N Carolina    81   75   75    231  +15

44   Scott McMahon          Virginia      77   76   85    238  +22

45   Pete Toole             Maryland      88   77   78    243  +27

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