CHATTANOOGA, TENN. --Ben Martin and Corbin Mills both shot even-par 72 to lead Clemson to a 291 team score on Wednesday for a 577 total and a clubhouse tie for seventh after two round of the NCAA men's golf championship.
There was a two-hour rain delay that put the tournament behind in the afternoon. Twenty-one of the 30 teams finished the second round.
The Tigers are striving to rank in the top eight among the 30 teams at the NCAAs after today's third round at The Honors Course. Those eight teams will advance to a match-play, single-elimination tournament that will decide the national champion on Sunday.
San Diego's Alex Ching shot a 6-under 66 to take the individual lead, while Florida State took a commanding advantage in the team competition. Ching had a 9-under 135 total for a two-stroke lead. The medalist winner will be decided after the third round. Florida State led the team standings at 14-under 562, followed by Oklahoma State (567), Georgia Tech (572), Augusta State (575), Florida (576), San Diego (576), Washington (577) and Clemson (577).
Martin stands at 142 after two rounds, among the top 15 in individual standings.
Luke Hopkins shot a 74 after his opening 69 and is at 143.
-- Bill Smunk shot a final-round 73 for a one-shot victory over Kamito Harai in the 37th annual Chick Miler Invitational at Summerville Country Club over the weekend.
It was the sixth career win in the tournament for Smunk, who had a 206 total to edge Hirai, Winthrop University's top golfer. The field included 170 golfers.
Championship Flight: Bill Smunk 69-64-73--206; Kamito Hirai 69-72-66--207; Andy Gianoukos 67-72-72--211; Mike Cobb 72-69-72--213; Mike Moseley 68-71-74--213.
Other flight winners--1st, Brooks Harlow 74-73-72--219; 2nd, Brian Lott 77-76-70--223; 3rd, Gary Hartmann 80-76-77--223; 4th, Bob Asbell 79-81-71--231; 5th, Van Wilkerson 83-80-77--240; 6th, Chris Clayton 83-89-71--243; 7th, Lloyd Clayton 86-87-79--252; 8th, Bill Klauss 90-90-80--260; 9th, Howie Caines 93-93-84--270.
The College of Charleston was in ninth place out of 18 teams after 19 total races on Day 2 of the ICSA coed dinghy national championship on Lake Mendota in Madison, Wis.
The Cougars, with 175 points, slipped one place from their first-day standing in the
regatta, which wraps up today. Boston College remained in the lead, with its 127-point total leading second-place Harvard (132) by five points. Brown and St. Mary’s (Md.) are tied for third at 142, and Georgetown is fifth at 143 in the tightly bunched upper tier of teams.
Charleston’s A division had 112 points in 10 races, and the B division had 63 points in nine races.