By Staff Report.
Clemson, SC–Sophomore Corbin Mills and junior McCuen Elmore both had rounds of three under par 69 to lead Clemson to a six under par team score of 282 and a third place standing after two rounds of the ACC Golf Tournament at The Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point, NC. The 11-team field concludes play on the par 72 course on Sunday.
Clemson stands in third place with a 572 score, 13 shots behind third-ranked Georgia Tech, who stands at 17 under par 559 through 36 holes. Duke is in second place at 568, four shots ahead of the Tigers, who are four under par for the 36 holes. Virginia is in fourth place at 575 and Florida State is fifth with a 576 score.
Clemson improved eight shots over its first round score of 290. The weather was much improved on Saturday as the teams had to play in 50 degree temperatures and rain most of Friday.
Mills had six birdies on Saturday and leads the field of 55 golfers in birdies so far in the event with 11. Mills, a native of Anderson, SC stands at five under par 139 after two rounds, tied for second and three shots out of the lead held by Paul Haley of Georgia Tech.
Mills birdied three of the first four holes on Saturday and was four under par for the first 10 holes. He birdied the 18th hole for the second straight day when he got on the green in two to finish with a 69, his third round of 69 in his last five rounds.
Elmore tied his career best score with the 69 on Saturday. He also had a 69 in the final round of the Furman Invitational on March 20. Elmore had a very clean card with four birdies, and just one bogey to go with 13 pars. His only bogey was the par five 18th hole when he three putted. Elmore has eight birdies in the first two rounds and now has a team best 90 birdies for the year.
Elmore has a two day score of one under par 143, and is tied for eighth in the field. He is seeking his first top 10 of the year on Sunday.
Thomas Bradshaw, a freshman from Columbia, SC, was a third Tiger under par on Saturday with a 71. He had three birdies, two bogeys and 13 pars for his afternoon’s work and is in 31st place overall with a 148 score.
Jacob Burger had a 73 on Saturday and was the fourth Clemson score to count. Burger had two birdies, the seventh and 13th holes, and three bogeys. The junior stands at even par 144 through two rounds, good enough for 18th place.
Crawford Reeves had a 74 and his score did not count towards the team score, but he had a strong finish with a birdie on the 17th hole and an eagle three on the 18th hole. It was the first eagle of the tournament for any Tiger and he made it when he chipped in from off the green. Reeves stands at five over par 149 through two rounds and is in 34th place.