Capps Qualifies for U.S. Amateur

Capps Qualifies for U.S. Amateur

Clemson, S.C.—Clemson rising senior Miller Capps fired a career best 62 in the second and final round in Southern Pines, N.C. on Wednesday to win the qualifying tournament at Mid Pines Golf Club.  Capps now advances to the U.S. Amateur National Tournament at Olympia Fields Golf Club near Chicago, Il, August, 17-23.

Capps had rounds of 70-62 on the par 72 course to win by five shots with a 132 score.  Clemson teammate Cody Proveaux finished with a 141 total and will be the second alternate from the site.

Capps second round 62 on Wednesday was his career best on any course, as he had nine-hole scores of 32-30.  His second nine included a pair of eagles after he hit approach shots to within five feet and 13 feet on the par five holes, respectively.

“I just had one of those days when I drove the ball well and felt every putt was going to drop,” said Capps, who has been a starter on the Clemson team each of the last three years.  “I have played the Olympia Fields courses previously for Clemson so I am looking forward to the national tournament.”

The native of Denver, N.C. was second on the Clemson team in stroke average with a 71.93 figure this year.  He led the team in rounds under par with 19, and he had four top 10 finishes.    

Capps will join Clemson teammate Carson Young at the U.S. Amateur, who qualified by winning a U.S. Amateur Qualifying tournament on July 7-8.