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Nov 04, 2018

Clemson Finishes Fourth at Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic

Clemson, SC—Turk Pettit shot a career best 64 to lead Clemson to a fourth place  finish out of 20 teams at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic in Lahaina, Hawaii on Sunday. Clemson shot a 13-under par 271 in the final round to move from seventh place to fourth place on the final day in the  standings.

California won the tournament with an 805 team score, while North Florida was second at 816.   Oklahoma  finished third, while Clemson and UCLA were tied for fourth  at 825. Georgia finished sixth at 827 and South Carolina was seventh at 830.

Pettit had rounds of 65-74-64 in finishing sixth with a 10-under-par score of  203. He made a 19 place improvement on the final day. Pettit led the tournament in birdies with 19, his career best. His career best 64 on Sunday included seven birdies and 11 pars. He scored a 30 on the back nine thanks to making four birdies in a row on holes 13-16. Pettit finished the fall on a strong note, as he played his last two tournaments in 20 under par.

Freshman Jacob Bridgeman shot a 68 on Sunday  to finish ninth overall, his second consecutive top 10. Bridgeman had rounds of 66-70-68 and was the only Tiger to shoot under par in all three rounds on the par 71 course. He had 17 birdies for the tournament, fourth best in the field.

Zack Gordon was a third Tiger to finish in the top 15 as he had rounds of 63-74-73 to finish with a 206 score, 15th best in the field of 111 players. Gordon’s 206 score was his best of the season, as was his opening round 63.

Senior Bryson Nimmer had a 73 on Sunday and finished with a 215 total for the three rounds, good enough for 57th place. William Nottingham had a 70 on Sunday and finished 79th with a 218 total.

Clemson’s fourth-place finish was its third fourth-place finish of the fall. The Tigers also were co-champions of the Jack Nicklaus Match play and finished second at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. Sunday’s round completed the fall portion of the Clemson schedule. The Tigers return to action in February at the Puerto Rico Classic.

Ka’anapali Classic
Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course
November 2-4, 2018

Team Results
1.California 805, 2.   North Florida 816, 3.  Oklahoma 817, 4.  UCLA and Clemson 825,  6.  Georgia 827, 7.  South Carolina 830,  8.  Boise State and West Virginia 825,  10.  Kansas 839, 11.  Wyoming 851,  12.  Houston 854, 13.  Gonzaga, UCONN, Washington 855,  16.  Sacramento State 865,  17.  Southern Illinois 872,  18.  Hawaii 873,  19.  George Washington 876, 20.  Air Force 880.

Individual Results
6. Turk Pettit  65-74-64/203;  9.  Jacob Bridgeman 66-70-68/204;  15.  Zack Gordon  63-74-73/ 206;  57. Bryson Nimmer 68-74-73/ 215;  79. William Nottingham 70-78-70/218