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Clemson to Compete in Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge

Clemson to Compete in Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge

Tournament:  Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Cup Challenge

Dates of Competition:  September 25-27, 2015

Course:  Golf Club of Tennessee (par 71, that is 7,184 yards)

Address:  1000 Golf Club Drive, Kingston Springs, Tenn

Format:  54 holes of stroke play over September 25-26, then 18-hole match play on Sunday, September 27.  The match play will pair and ACC team vs. and SEC team according to each team’s ranking after 54 holes of stroke play.

Results:  golfstat.com

Teams with Sagarin rankings:  (12, 6 from ACC and 6 from SEC):  Georgia (12), Vanderbilt (13), Alabama (20) , Tennessee, Florida (24), Kentucky, Clemson (3), Duke (15), Florida State (2), Louisville, Virginia and Georgia Tech (9).

Clemson Lineup:  Stephen Behr (Grad, 71.00), Austin Langdael (Jr. 71.00), Miller Capps (Sr., 75.00), Carson Young (Jr., 75.33), Bryson Nimmer (Fr., first career event)

Clemson Coach:  Larry Penley (33rd year)

Last Year:   Clemson finished in seventh place out of 12 teams at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Cup Challenge.  Cody Proveaux (not playing this week) led Clemson with an 11th place finish and a 213 score, even par. Miller Capps was 16th with a 217 total, Stephen Behr was 39th at 224 and Carson Young was 60th with a 237 score.  Clemson then won its match play against Mississippi, 3-1-1.

Clemson Notes:  Clemson is ranked third in the nation in the first Golfweek poll off a second-place finish out of 14 teams at the Carpet Classic two weeks ago.  Stephen Behr and Austin Langdale tied for second individually in that event and are ranked in the top five in the nation according to the most recent Sagarin rankings.  Freshman Bryson Nimmer will make his Clemson debut this weekend after winning a qualifier for the last position.  He had scores of 69-74-69 to win the qualifier by three shots…eight of the 12 teams in the field are ranked in the top 25 in the nation according to Sagarin.

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