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Clemson golf in 2nd at regional

Freshman Turk Pettit fired a seven-under-par 65, a school record-tying performance in the NCAA Tournament, and sophomore All-American Doc Redman added a 67 to lead Clemson to a 12-under-par 276 team score and second-place team standing after two rounds of the NCAA Bryan Regional in Texas.

The Tigers are just one shot behind No. 1 seed and host school Texas A&M. The Tigers are 20 shots ahead of the five-team cut line entering Wednesday’s final round on the par-72 Traditions Golf Club Course.

Texas A&M has an 18-under-par score of 558 through two rounds, while Clemson is just a shot back at 559. Baylor, seeded second in the 13-team regional, stands at 570 and UCLA is fourth at 576. Mississippi is fifth at 579 and South Carolina is sixth at 587. The top five teams advance to the NCAA National Tournament in Stillwater, Okla. on May 25.

“We got off to a slow start, then everyone started making birdies,” said head Coach Larry Penley, who is seeking to take a team to the NCAA National Tournament for the fourth year in a row and 28th time overall. “I was a little nervous until Doc (Redman) rolled in a birdie on the second hole that changed our momentum.”

Redman, the 2017 U.S. Amateur Champion, had his second lowest score of the year with his five-under par 67.

Gamecocks in Tip-Off Tournament

COLUMBIA -- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the field and matchups for the 2018 Tip-Off Tournament, which will be held at campus sites, before matchups at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., Nov. 16-18.

South Carolina will host contests vs. Stony Brook (Nov. 9) and Norfolk State (Nov. 13) before traveling to the Mohegan Sun for a matchup against Providence on Nov. 16, before facing either Michigan or George Washington on Nov. 18. Other schools in the event include Holy Cross and Siena.

"We are excited to be a part of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament, where we get to host two games against quality opponents, and then travel to Mohegan Sun for two more quality matchups. First, against a consistent NCAA Tournament team in Providence, and then vs. either Michigan or George Washington. These four games will continue to add not just to the strength of our schedule, but to the quality of our program," South Carolina head coach Frank Martin said.

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