Clemson, S.C. – The Clemson men’s golf team returns to competition this weekend in Maui, Hawaii, for the inaugural Ka’anapali Classic on Nov. 7-9 at Ka’anapali Golf Club. The three- day, 54-hole event will have 15 teams in the field. The event will conclude Clemson’s fall schedule.
Oregon is the top-ranked team at No. 5 according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings. Clemson enters as the #27 team in the nation with the fifth most difficult schedule. Clemson is the only ACC team in the field, while Georgia is the only SEC team in the field.
Cody Proveaux will lead the way for the Tigers in Hawaii as the number-one player. At the weather-shortened Hummingbird Invitational in Sapphire, N.C., the Clemson junior carded a 1-under-par 70 for a ninth-place finish in what became an 18-hole event. Through five events this season, Proveaux leads the Tigers with three top-10 finishes and has moved to No. 27 individually in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, making him the fourth-highest ranked player competing in the Ka’anapali Classic.
Stephen Behr rejoins the Tiger lineup with confidence after tying the low round for the Tigers at the Hummingbird Invitational with a 69. The 2-under-par score moved him into a tie for third for his first top-10 finish of the season. The red-shirt junior also lowered his stroke average to an even 72, just behind Proveaux and senior Billy Kennerly.
Hopefully the relaxing atmosphere of Hawaii will be just what Kennerly needs to regain the form he displayed at the Primland Collegiate in Dan, Va., in September. The Alpharetta, Ga., native finished an impressive weekend with a 65, which still stands as the low competitive round for the Tigers this season. Kennerly shot strong 70 at the Hummingbird to finish ninth individually.
Miller Capps will become the fourth Tiger to start in all six events on the fall schedule. Through 13 rounds this season, the Clemson junior holds a 72.15 stroke average and finished in the top 10 in both the Carpet Classic in Dalton, Ga., and the Hummingbird Invitational.
Carson Young will return for Larry Penley’s team after tying the low round at the Hummingbird Invitational with a 69. Although the sophomore from Pendleton, S.C, only competed as an individual, but the 69 proved to be his low round of the season and will be a large confidence boost as he joins the Tiger lineup for the final event of the fall schedule.
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