Turk Pettit

Auburn, Ala.
High School:
Lee-Scott Academy

Overview: Has had an outstanding freshman year, his stroke average (70.97) third best in Clemson history for a freshman and seventh best overall…. first-team All-ACC as a true freshman, he was an honorable mention All-American…had second round 65 at NCAA Regional to tie Clemson record for low score at any NCAA Tournament in history…two-sport athlete at Lee Scott Academy in Auburn, Ala., he was quarterback of his high school football team and state champion on the golf team… two-year starter as high school quarterback…the No. 35 junior player in the country according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard prior to coming to Clemson…two-time State Champion in Alabama, also won Alabama Amateur in 2016 and finished runner-up in 2017….family now lives in Boone, NC

2017-18: Ranked No. 35 in the nation by Golfweek and 65 by Golfstat in the final rankings ‚Ķ.he was No. 82 and No. 87 by Golfweek and Golfstat, respectively, after the fall so has made quite a jump this spring‚Ķhad five top 10s this year, but all five are top 3 finishes‚Ķhad a run of four straight top threes in the spring, the first Clemson golfer with at least four straight top 3s since D.J. Trahan had record five in a row in 2001-02‚Ķ ranked 14th in the nation in par four scoring (3.98), 37th in scoring average at 70.63, 35th in scoring average vs. par and 52nd in subpar strokes/round (4.10)‚Ķfinished third in his first college tournament with a 209 score, seven-under-par, at the Carpet Classic‚Ķhad rounds of 70-69-70, he showed his consistency at the outset‚Ķfinished 17th at Trinity Forest with an even-par 217 score‚Ķafter a 217 at Nike Elite, finished at one-under-par at the Golf Club of Georgia‚Ķhad 68 to finish the tournament and the fall in strong fashion‚Ķstarted his streak of top three finishes with a second-place at Puerto Rico thanks to a 208, five under par‚Ķhe led Clemson to tournament victory‚Ķthen finished third at Bandon Dunes with a 202, 11-under-par‚Ķhad final round 65,tied for his his best of the year‚Ķthen won the Irish Creek Invitational with a 209, four-under-par‚Ķfinished second at Clemson Invitational with 214‚Ķ.shot even par at ACC Tournament and NCAA Regional (216 at both), helping Clemson to strong second place finishes‚Ķhad second round 65 at NCAA Regional to tie his best as a Tiger‚Ķhis score has counted in 28 of 30 rounds this year‚Ķhas 119 birdies to lead the team‚Ķhas had at least 10 birdies in nine of his 10 tournaments‚Ķhad team best 17 birdies in opening tournament of the year at Carpet Classic‚Ķhad 10 consecutive under-par rounds from October 21 to April 7, longest streak of the year‚Ķhas shot in 60s in five of his last six second-rounds‚Ķ had the best score of the round 13 times, more than any other Tiger, and had the best tournament five times, more than any other Tiger‚Ķaveraged 71.10 in final round‚Ķaverage 30.22 putts per round, best among Clemson starters….second highest ranked freshman in the ACC‚Ķ.second on team in under-par rounds with 18 and second in rounds in the 60s with 11‚Ķtied Kyle Stanley‚Äôs freshman record for rounds in the 60s‚Ķ26-under-par for his 31 rounds‚Ķshot even par or better in nine of his 11 tournaments‚Ķ.

Summer of 2017: Began summer by finishing second at Alabama Amateur…actually tied for first at end of regulation, he lost on third playoff hole…had opening round 73, then had rounds of 69-66-66 to finish 14-under-par 274…finished third at Future Masters junior tournament in June… shot five-under-par 205 after rounds of 72-66-67…finished 20th at the Dunes Club at Southern Amateur…finished eighth at the Azalea Amateur, he shot 66-67 the final two rounds…finished second at his US Amateur qualifier with 136 total…played in the US Junior Amateur and the US Amateur….qualified for match play in both, but lost in first round of both…Pettit and Doc Redman were the only Tigers to reach the US Amateur.

In High School:¬†Alabama State Amateur Champion in 2016, he finished second after losing in a playoff in summer of 2017‚Ķwon AISA Championship in 2016 and 2017‚Ķwon the 100th Alabama State Amateur in mid June of 2016 with a 72-hole score of 278‚Ķ.gained the one-shot victory at the Country Club of Birmingham‚Ķ..two weeks later Pettit captured the Future Masters in Dothan, Ala. thanks to a six-under-par score 204, including a final round 66‚Ķ.shot 31 on his final nine to win the event‚Ķin April of 2016 he led his high school to the Alabama State Championship, as he won medalist honors with a 15-under par 129 for the 36-hole event thanks to scores of 64-65‚Ķ.Pettit was also the starting quarterback on the Lee Scott football team, he has helped the program to the state playoffs as a junior and a senior‚Ķnamed AISA to the All-Star game in fall of 2016‚Ķon the gridiron led Lee Scott to 7-5 record and the playoffs as a junior and senior‚Ķcomplete 51-92 passes for 1031 yards and 11 touchdowns against just four interceptions‚Ķalso had 56 rushes for 360 yards and three touchdowns‚Ķaveraged 11.2 yards per completon‚Ķ.featured in Golfweek for his ability in two-sports in spring of 2016….played his high school golf for Todd Thompson and his high school football for Robert Maddox.

Personal Information: Born November 16, 1998‚Ķmajors in sports communications at Clemson‚Ķhome course is Saugahatchee Country Club‚Ķhas one career hole-in-one, it took place in 2009 at Indian Pines Country Club in Alabama‚Ķ.son of Kelly and Kevin Pettit‚Ķsigned with Clemson in November of 2016….family now lives in North Carolina.

Pettit Personality Profile

Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Brett Favre

Favorite Course I have Played:   Bel Air Country Club

Toughest Course I have Played: The Club @ Olde Stone

Best All-time Shot: Double eagle 2 on par five hole at Saugahatchee Country Club.

Best All-time rounds: 64 on two occasions

My Favorite Club: Putter at times

Part of my Game I Need to Improve: Every part

Biggest Influence on my golf career:   Dad

Dream Foursome: Tom Brady, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer

Hole in One

2009   Indian Pines, Auburn, Ala    15th hole, 155 yards 5 iron


    Turk Pettit Tournament by Tournament, 2017-18

    Date           Tournament                                  1-2-3         Par       Tot        Fin

9/8-10        Carpet Classic                     70-69-70            -7      209           3

9/24-26     Trinity Forest                        72-71-70             E      213         17

10/1-3        NIKE Elite                              74-72-71           +4      217         50

10/20-22   Golf Club of Georgia          76-71-68            -1      215         41

2/18-20     Puerto Rico Classic           69-69-70            -5      208           2

3/11-13     Bandon Dunes                     69-68-65         -11      202           3

4/7-8          Irish Creek                            66-70-73            -4      209           1

4/13-14     Clemson Invitational         76-67-71            -2      214           2

4/20-22     ACC Tournament                73-69-74             E      216         30

5/14-16     NCAA Regional                    72-65-79             E      216         17

5/25-28     NCAA National                  81-ND-WD           +9         81        NA


                          Pettit Career Statistics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Top         

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

2017-18  11       31    2200    11     27     18       3  70.97    5   65   202