Colby Patton

Fountain Inn, SC
High School:

Overview;  First-team Academic All-ACC as a freshman…starter as a freshman on Clemson team that finished 13th in the nation….second generation Clemson golfer, he is son of former Clemson All-American and 1989 US Amateur Champion Chris Patton…his dad played in four NCAA National Tournaments (1987-90), including starter on 1989 Clemson team that finished third in the nation…Colby already has a victory, he won the Hummingbird Invitational playing as an individual in his first year with the Tigers….caddied for his dad at the 2018 US Senior Open in Colorado.

2017-18:  Fifth on the Clemson team in stroke average at 73.32, 11th best by a Clemson freshman in history…had a pair of top 10 finishes, three rounds in the 60s, seven rounds under par and 11 rounds at par or better…25 of his 31 rounds were at 75 or better, fourth best percentage on the team…had 72.7 stroke average in first round of tournaments and 72.9 in final round…his score counted in 19 of 25 team rounds, including all four at the NCAA National Tournament in Stillwater, Okla.… had best score of the round three times…hit fairway 72 percent of the time and his GIR is 65 percent… Colby did something his dad did not do by winning the Hummingbird Invitational in early October…took his dad until the spring semester (Gamecock Invitational in March) of his freshman year to win an event…Colby had rounds of 66-66-70 in winning the Hummingbird as an individual…finished with a 202 score, 11-under-par, tied for the best tournament by a Tiger this year and tied for fifth best in school history….that performance earned him a spot in the lineup at the Golf Club of Georgia and he finished with a solid 220 score, four-over-par at that event…had 94 birdies for the year… …started the spring with a seventh place finish at the Puerto Rico Classic, he shot even par 213 for the 54 holes…had opening round 69, that was his low round this spring….his final round 72 helped Clemson to the title…finished 12th at Irish Creek with a 217 score to help Clemson to another team title…consistent at ACC Tournament with scores of 74-73-72…had an opening round 70 at NCAA Regional at Bryan, Texas to tie Doc Redman for team honors that day….Clemson’s third best golfer at the NCAA National Tournament with a 16 over par 304….but shot 75-76-72 over the last three days, just seven over par…had even par 72 the final round, he finished 69th in the field..

Prior to Clemson:  Finished second at the 5A state championship in May of 2017 at Myrtle Beach with 217 score….that was his fourth straight top 25 finish at the state title….first-team All-State in 2017…a U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier in 2016 when he finished second at the qualifier at Santee National where he shot 141 over the 36 hole…..also finished second at the South Carolina Junior Golf Championship with a two-under-par score of 214…..ranked as high as sixth in the class of 2016 on the South Carolina Junior Golf rankings… Hillcrest High School, won the 2016 4A Regional at Cherokee National in Gaffney, S.C and tied for first at the 4A Upper State Tournament…. finished fourth at the 4A Upper-state tournament in 2015 and finished in the top 25 of the state 4A tournament each of the last four years…..won the South Carolina 4A Upper-state tournament in 2014.

Patton Personality Profile

Favorite Current Professional:   Ricky Fowler

Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Antonio Brown

Favorite Course I have Played:   Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Toughest Course I have Played: Honors Course

Best Shot Ever: Double Eagle on #7 at Fox Run

Best All-time rounds: 64 at Fox Run Country Club

Best Part of my game:   Driving

My Favorite Club: Driver

Part of my Game I Need to Improve: Chipping

Biggest Influence on my golf career: My dad

Dream Foursome: Doc Redman, Ricky Fowler, Tiger Woods

Colby Patton Tournament by Tournament, 2017-18

    Date           Tournament                                  1-2-3         Par       Tot        Fin

9/24-26     !Trinity Forest                      75-78-74        +14      227         66

10/1-3        !Hummingbird                       66-66-70         -11      202           1

10/20-22   Golf Club of Georgia          75-73-72           +4      220         59

2/18-20     Puerto Rico Classic           69-72-72             E      213           7

3/11-13     Bandon Dunes                     74-75-60           +6      219         48

4/7-8          Irish Creek                            71-74-72           +4      217         12

4/13-14     Clemson Invitational         72-71-76           +3      229         38

4/20-22     ACC Tournament                74-73-72           +3      219         38

5/14-16     NCAA Regional                    70-74-79           +7      223         40

5/25-28     NCAA National              81-75-76-72        +16      304         69

!Played as an individual


                          Patton Career Statistics                                      


    Year          Tr    Rds   Strks  60s    -75  -Par  Par      Avg 10  BR     BT

2017-18  10       31    2273       3     25        7       4  73.32    2   66   202