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Clemson 11th at Dick’s Sporting Goods Challenge

Clemson 11th at Dick’s Sporting Goods Challenge

Clemson, S.C.—Stephen Behr shot a one-under-par 70 on Saturday and finished in a tie for 16th place individually at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Challenge at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston, Tenn.  The Tigers finished 11th as a team in the tournament that featured a 12-team ACC and SEC field. Eight of the 12 teams entered the tournament ranked in the top 25 in the nation, including Clemson, who was 10th.

Vanderbilt and Virginia finished in a tie for first after the 54 holes with an 849 score.  No. 1 ranked Florida State was third at 858 and Georgia was fourth at 860.  Clemson finished 11th with an 874 total after rounds of 291-290 and 293. 

Clemson will face Tennessee in a match play formatted event on Sunday.  The tournament is designed to emulate the NCAA National tournament in May, which will have three days of stroke play and three rounds of match play to determine the champion.

Behr, Clemson’s top golfer as a freshman and sophomore and so far this year, had four birdies on Saturday.  He had rounds of 73-72-70 to finish at 215, two over par.  He was tied for 16th with teammate Miller Capps, who had rounds of 69-73-73.  

Austin Langdale gave Clemson a third player in the top 25 in the final standings.  The junior had three straight rounds of 72 in finishing in 23rd place at three over par.  He had one birdie, two bogeys and 15 pars on Saturday.

Bryson Nimmer, playing in his first career event, finished with a 230 score and was 55th individually.  He had a second round 73 to highlight his play.  Junior Carson Young finished with a 233 total and was 59th.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Challenge

September 25-26, 2015

Golf Club of Tennessee

Team Results

  1. Vanderbilt and Virginia 849, 3.  FloridaState 858, 4.  Georgia 860,  5. Duke and Kentucky 863, 7.  Florida and Georgia Tech 867, 9. Alabama 872, 10.  Louisville 873, 11. Clemson 874,  Tennessee 882.                    

Clemson Individual Results

16.  Stephen Behr 215,  16. Miller Capps 215,  23.  Austin Langdale 216, 55.  Bryson Nimmer 230, 59.  Carson Young 233.