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Oct 23, 2022

Clemson Finishes 10th at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate

Clemson, SC—Jonathan Nielsen shot a one-under-par 71 on Sunday to lead Clemson at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate in Alpharetta, GA.   The Tigers finished in 10th place as a team out of the 14 teams in the field with a score of three-under-par 861 for the 54-hole, three-day tournament.

The field is one of the strongest in the fall college season as seven of the top 25 teams, including six of the top 13 teams in the nation according to Goflstat competed for the championship on the par 72 Lakeside Course.

Stanford won the tournament by one shot with a score of 23-under-par 841, one shot ahead of host school Georgia Tech and defending NCAA Champion Pepperdine.   Tenth ranked Tennessee was fourth with an 850 score, while Georgia Tech’s B team finished fifth at 851.     Clemson’s 10th place finish was just one shot behind 12th ranked Alabama and just four shots behind sixth ranked Texas A&M.

Nielsen was the only Clemson golfer to shoot par or better in each of the three rounds as he posted scores of 69-72-71 over the three days.     He led the team in birdies with 15 and also added an eagle and finished in a tie for 13th place in the medalist race.   Nielsen, a native of Denmark, is in his first year at Clemson after earning second-team Division II All-America honors from the Golf Coaches Association while a student-athlete at Carson Newman.

Sophomore Andrew Swanson finished 15th individually with a 213 score after rounds of 70-70-73.   He had 14 birdies in recording his second straight top 15 finish.  He was 11th at The Blessings earlier this month.

Kian Rose, Clemson top golfer with a 71.56 stroke average entering the tournament, struggled  to a 78 on Sunday after earlier rounds of 69 and 70, and and finished in 32nd place with a 217 total, one over par.   Rose had 11 birdies among his 54 holes over the weekend.

Zack Gordon had an opening round 68, the second  straight year he had a 68 to post the top round of the tournament by a Tiger.  The super senior finished with a 219 score, good enough for 41st place.

Alberto Dominquez was Clemson’s fifth player and  had a 78 in the final round to finish with a 225 total and finished 65th.

Clemson will complete the fall portion of its schedule  October 28-30 at the Ka’anapali Classic in Maui, Hawaii.


Clemson in Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate

Golf Club of Georgia Lakeside Course

October 21-23, 2022

Alpharetta, Georgia

Team Results

1.Stanford 841 (-23), 2.  Georgia Tech 842 (-22) and  Pepperdine 842 (-22),  4.  Tennessee 850 (-14),  5.  Georgia Tech B Team, 851 (-13),  6.  Washington 854 (-10) and Virginia 854 (-10), 8.  Texas A&M  857 (-7)     9. Alabama 860 (-4),  10. Clemson 861 (-3),  11.  Duke 865 (+1),  12.  Southern California 867 (+3),  13.  ETSU 868 (+4),  14.  Wake Forest 878 (+14).

Clemson Individuals

13.  Jonathan Nielsen 69-72-71/212;  15.  Andrew Swanson  70-70-73/213;  32.  Kian Rose  69-70-78/217;   41.  Zack Gordon 68-74-77/219;  65.  Alberto Dominquez  72-75-78/225.

Individual:   74.  Justin Burrough  80-76—85/241.