UNLV Defeats Clemson at Collegiate Match Play

Matt Hendrix and Brent Delahoussaye both gained victories, but it was not enough for Clemson in the second round of the Hooters collegiate match Play Championship at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach. UNLV, the 1998 NCAA Champion, handed the 2003 NCAA Champion Tigers a 3-2 setback in the second round.

Clemson had won its opening round with easy, 4-0-1 over Auburn, but the Rebels won three of the five matches in the second round. Clemson now moves to the consolation round against NC State.

Hendrix gained victory at number-one singles with a 5 and 4 victory over UNLV's Travis Whisman. Hendrix never trailed in the event, his second straight victory at the Match Play championships.

Delahoussaye, who also won his first round match, defeated J.C Deacon of UNLV 2 and 1. He also never trailed in the match, but it was close throughout, as he never had more than a two-hole lead.

Ryan Keeney of UNLV stopped Clemson's Jack Ferguson 4 and 3. Keeney never trailed, and he opened up a lead with victories on 13 and 14 and 17. Ryan Moore, a member of the United States Walker Cup team with Clemson's Hendrix, defeated Gregg Jones 6 and 5. UNLV's Andres Gonzales defeated Clemson's Brian Duncan at #5 singles 3 and 2.

Gonzales won the first hole and never trailed in the match. Duncan cut the match two just two holes by winning the 16th, but he could get no closer. The two players halved the last five holes of the day.

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