Sept. 13, 2007
Clemson, SC – Clemson will be back on the golf course this weekend when the Tigers travel to Dalton, GA to compete in the Carpet Capital Classic in Dalton, GA. And, two returning starters, including All-American Kyle Stanley, will be back in the lineup. It will be the Tigers first tournament on home soil after a fourth-place finish at the Topy Cup in Japan 10 days ago.
Clemson finished second in the 18-team Carpet Capital Classic last year, one of its top performances of the year. The tournament is played at the 7002-yard par 72 Farm Course.
Three of Clemson’s starters at The Farm last year will be in action this weekend for Ben Martin was Clemson’s top competitor last year when he shot an eight-under par 208 score to finish in third place in the individual race. Martin’s tournament last year included a second round 64, the low round of the year by a Clemson player.
The sophomore from Greenwood, SC will be back in the Clemson lineup at The Farm this year. He was Clemson’s top golfer at the Topy Cup with a 215 total, good enough for ninth place.
All-American Kyle Stanley will be back in the Clemson lineup this week after competing for the victorious United States team in the Walker Cup team. Stanley was the ACC Player of the Year in 2006-07 and he got his season off to a good start with a 212 total at The Farm, good enough for 11th place.
Sam Saunders will also be in the lineup for the first time this year. The sophomore from Windermere, FL did not play at The Farm last year, but he had a 74.42 stroke average for eight tournaments, including a pair of top 10 finishes.
David May will also be in Clemson’s lineup for the Carpet Capital Classic. He finished with a 218 score last year. May finished 14th at the Topy Cup with a 221 total, including rounds of 70-71 to open the tournament.
Luke Hopkins, the reigning South Carolina Amateur Champion, will also be in the Clemson lineup at the Carpet Capital Classic. Hopkins was Clemson’s second best golfer in Japan with a 219 score, including a second round 71.
Fans will be able to follow live scoring of the Carpet Capital Classic on golfstat.com.
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