Aug. 10, 2005
Clemson will play a 10-tournament regular season golf schedule, three in the fall and seven in the spring, according to the slate announced by Tiger Head Coach Larry Penley on Wednesday.
The schedule includes a new tournament in Houston, TX. The Tigers will compete in the Hall of Fame Invitational at Red Stone Golf & Country Club March 17-19. The three-day, 54-hole event will feature many of the top teams in the nation and will be played at the site of the PGA Tour stop in Houston each year.
Another addition to the schedule will be the Atlanta Classic, a tournament that will be played at the Golf Club of Georgia, April 10-11. Clemson did not play in this event last year, but has in previous years. Georgia Tech will play host to that event.
Larry Penley’s 23rd season as head coach will begin October 10 when Clemson travels to Birmingham, AL and the Old Overton Course to compete in the Jerry Pate Invitational. This will be the 10th consecutive year that Clemson has participated in this event. Clemson has won the Jerry Pate five times in the last eight years, including four years in a row (1997-98 through 2000-01). It is the only tournament Clemson has won four consecutive years.
Clemson will also compete in the Isleworth Collegiate at Isleworth Country Club at Windemere, FL, the home course of many of the PGA Tour professionals, including Tiger Woods. The fall schedule concludes with the Carpet Capital Classic at The Farm in Dalton, GA. This will be the 17th time Clemson has played in the Carpet Classic, all under Penley. Clemson is a four-time winner of that tournament, including the 2002-03 season when Clemson won the national championship.
The spring schedule of 2006 begins in Puerto Rico where the Tigers will compete against 17 other collegiate teams February 26-28 at the Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort Course. This will be Clemson’s 14th consecutive appearance in this event.
Between March 10 and April 11, Clemson will play in five tournaments, the first time since March of 1991 that Clemson has had five tournaments in a month’s time. The stretch begins with a trip to Las Vegas for the Las Vegas Invitational at Southern Highlands. After the aforementioned Hall of Fame Invitational in Houston, Clemson travels to Bulls Bay for the Hootie’s @ Bulls Bay Collegiate, March 26-28.
Four days later, Clemson will compete in the two-day Augusta State Invitational (April 1-2) before completing the grueling schedule April 10-11 at the Atlanta Classic.
The ACC tournament will be held April 21-23 at The Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point, NC for the fifth consecutive year. Clemson has won four ACC Championships at the venue over the years.
The NCAA Regionals will be held May 18-20. The East Regional, the only regional Clemson has attended in the 17-year history of the regional format, will be held at Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando. The Central Regional will be at Sand Ridge Golf Club in Cleveland, OH and the West Regional will be played at Tucson National in Tucson, AZ.
The NCAA Tournament will be held on the West coast this year at Cross Water Golf Club in Sunriver, OR.
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