Former Clemson All-American and National Player of the Year D.J. Trahan shot an eight-under par 62 on Friday in the second round of the Traveler’s Championship at Cromwell, CT. Trahan’s round tied for the low round by a former Clemson golfer on the PGA Tour.
Trahan’s round included eight birdies and 10 pars. The leader of Clemson’s 2003 National Championship team had birdies on the first, third, fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth holes to shoot a 29 on the par 35 front side. He then made birdies on the 15th and 17th holes on the back side. He had an 18-foot birdie putt on the last hole for a 61, but he missed the shot.
Trahan’s round included 28 putts and he reached 17 of the 18 greens in regulation. His round was the second best recorded on Friday. Patrick Cantlay, an amateur from UCLA, had a 10-under par 60 on Friday and has the lead with a 13-under par score through 36 holes.
Trahan is at nine under par for the first two rounds and stood in a tie for second place at the end of play on Friday. The second round will be completed on Saturday.
Trahan’s previous career best on the PGA Tour was a 64, a score he recorded three times, including once each of the last three years. He last did it in the first round of the 2010 Deutsche Bank Open.
FROM CLEMSON SID