By Staff Report.
Clemson, SC—Senior McCuen Elmore fired a four under par 68 to lead the Clemson golf team to a 286 team score and a seventh place standing after two rounds of the US Collegiate Championships at the Lakeside Course at the Golf Club of Georgia. The 14 teams competing for the championship will conclude play on Tuesday. It will be the final round of the fall for Larry Penley’s 12th ranked Tigers.
Elmore’s round of 68 tied for the best round of the day in the 75-player field, as Cheng-Tsung Pan of Washington also shot a 68. Pan is tied for the individual lead entering the final round at 139. Elmore had an opening round 73 and he is Clemson’s top golfer after two rounds with a 141 total, three under par for the 36 holes. He is tied for eighth place with four other golfers, including James White of Georgia Tech. Elmore improved from 31st to eighth with his fine play on Monday.
Corbin Mills had a two under par 70 on Monday and is in 21st place after two rounds with a 144 score. The Clemson junior had a 74 in the opening round, so he is at even par heading into his final round of the fall.
Clemson freshmen Billy Kennerly and Hayden Garrett are having solid tournaments. Kennerly has had rounds of 74-72 to rank in 31st place after two rounds with a 146 score. Garrett has had rounds of 73-76 for a two-day total of 149, good enough for 46th place.
Senior Jacob Burger had rounds of 77-76 so far in the tournament. He birdied three of his last four holes on Sunday and is at nine over par 153 through 36 holes.
Georgia Tech, the host school, stands in first place with a 10 under par 566 total, while UCLA is second at seven under par 569. Washington, Southern Cal and Auburn are tied for third place at six under par in the national field, while Florida State is sixth at 578, just two shots ahead of the Tigers.
The tournament concludes on Tuesday. You can follow the results on golfstat.com.