Salem, S.C. – Andy Ogletree fired a five-beneath-par 67 Friday, and all five Georgia Tech golfers broke par because the eighth-ranked Yellow Jackets took a one-shot lead over No. 14 Georgia after the first spherical of the Clemson Invitational, that’s being contested at The Cliffs at Keowee Falls.
Round 2 gets underway at 9 a.M. Saturday. TECH LINEUP – Ogletree, who has been the Jackets’ top performer in all 4 of their springevents and is ranked No. 32 nationally, went 7-under-par over his final thirteen holes after starting his spherical with a bogey and a double bogey in his first four holes. The junior from Little Rock, Miss., tied for 0.33 place for my part, has played under par in nine of his remaining 13 rounds, together with a sixty-three in his closing round, the final spherical of the Valspar Collegiate Invitational.
Tyler Strafaci (Jr., Davie, Fla.) and sophomore Noah Norton (So., Chico, Calif.) each performed constant golfing in carding a 4-beneath-par 68, while Luke Schniederjans (Jr., Powder Springs, Ga.) supplied the Yellow Jackets’ fourth counting score with a three-under 69. All three are within the pinnacle 10 for my part.
Freshman Connor Howe (Ogden, Utah) shot 1-beneath-par 71 (tied for 21st location) and did not be counted for Tech Friday, even as fifth-year senior James Clark (Columbus, Ga.) is tied for sixteenth location competing as a man or woman after firing a 70 (-2).
TEAM LEADERBOARD – Georgia Tech, who leads the country in first-round scoring familiar, became up to the venture Friday with a 16-underneath-par 272, one stroke in advance of Georgia (273, -15) and 3 in front of No. Nine Duke (275, -thirteen). No. 17 Clemson, the host crew, is eight strokes behind the Blue Devils at five-beneath-par 283, at the same time as Virginia (284, -4) and Furman (285, -3) have been the most useful other groups to break par.
The Yellow Jackets, who started their spherical within the middle of the the front nine within the shotgun start, overcame a sluggish beginning to play the again nine holes in nine-under-par, then finished sturdy using gambling their completing holes in 7-underneath-par.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD – Duke’s Adrian Pendaries took the man or woman lead after posting a gap eight-under-par sixty-four, strokes in advance of Clemson’s Bryson Nimmer, who fired a 6-underneath-par sixty-six. Tech’s Ogletree is in a 3-way tie for 1/3 location with Furman’s Keller Harper and Georgia’s Spencer Ralston at sixty-seven. Strafaci and Norton are tied for sixth at sixty-eight with the Bulldogs’ Davis Thompson, even as Schniederjans is a part of a seven-player tie for 9th vicinity at 69.
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION – The Clemson Invitational is a 54-hole event, hosted by Clemson, that runs thru Sunday with 18 holes every day. It is performed at The Cliffs at Keowee Falls, a 7,103-backyard, par seventy-two format in Salem, S.C. The Yellow Jackets finished 2d to the host team, Clemson, in its two preceding trips to the Clemson Invitational in 2016 and 2017. Vincent Whaley captured the second event identify of his profession with an eight-below-par rating of 208 in his senior 12 months of 2016, at the same time as James Clark tied for 0.33 (2-under-par 214) in 2017.
Tech is the very best-ranked team within the 15-team field, which also consists of No. 10 Duke, No. 19 Clemson, Boston College and Virginia from the ACC, in addition to No. 15 Georgia, Army West Point, College of Charleston, Connecticut, Elon, Furman, Louisiana Tech, UNC Wilmington, Western Carolina and Wofford.