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Clemson 10th at Dick’s Sporting Goods Challenge

Clemson 10th at Dick’s Sporting Goods Challenge

Clemson, S.C.—Miller Capps had rounds of 69 and 73 on Friday to lead Clemson to a 581 team score and a 10th place ranking  after 36 holes at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Challenge in Kingston, Tenn.  All 12 teams played 36 holes on Friday.

 The 12-team event that is composed of ACC and SEC teams at the Golf club of Tennessee will conclude the stroke play portion of its tournament on Saturday with 18 holes.  The 12 teams will then play a match play round on Sunday with an ACC team facing an SEC team in each match.

Virginia has the team lead after 36 holes with a seven under par score of 561.  The Cavaliers have a six shot lead on Vanderbilt.  The tournament has 12 teams and eight of them are ranked in the latest top 25 according to the Golf Coaches Association.

Clemson, who was ranked 10th in the poll released on Friday afternoon, had team rounds of 291 and 290 on Friday.   Capps led the way in the first round with a 69, including a five under par 31 on the front side on the par 71 course that is 7,184 yards in length.  He had five birdies and four pars on that front side.

Capps, a senior who has nine career top 10 finishes, is in 16th place after two rounds.  The 69 in the first round was his 19th career round in the 60s, more than any other active Clemson player. 

Junior Austin Langdale had a pair of 72s on Friday to support Capps and  is in a tie for 25th place after two rounds with a two over par score of 144.

Stephen Behr, who finished in a tie for second place at the Carpet Classic in the tournament of the year, had rounds of 73-72 on Friday and is in a tie for 29th place.

Freshman Bryson Nimmer, a second generation Clemson golfer, had rounds of 77-73 in his first action for the Tigers.  He is in 43rd place after two rounds.  Carson Young had rounds of 77-78 and is 13 over par after two rounds.