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Nov 03, 2019

Clemson Finishes Ninth at Ka’anapali Classic

Clemson, S.C.—Colby Patton shot a season best and career best tying 66 to lead Clemson to a 272 team score and a ninth-place finish out of 20 teams at the Ka’anapali  Classic in Lahaina, Hawaii on Sunday. The tournament completed the fall schedule for the 12th ranked (coaches poll) Tigers.

Clemson’s 272 team score was the fourth best in the field on Sunday, but the Tigers improved by just one spot over the final round.  Oklahoma, ranked number-one in the nation by Golfweek,  won the tournament with an 805 team score, one of the lowest scores in college golf history. The Sooners were 47 under par for the 54 holes.  Washington was second at 810.

The Tigers  finished with a team score of 829 over the 54 holes, 23-under par after 18 hole scores of 275-282-272.

Patton had a near flawless round with five birdies and no bogeys.  The junior made a strong improvement over the course of the tournament, shooting scores of 78-71-66.  He finished with 12 birdies for the 54 holes. He also had a 66  at the Hummingbird Invitational twice during his freshman year when he played as an individual. This was his best round when in the Clemson lineup.

Turk Pettit and Kyle Cottam were Clemson’s top golfers for the weekend with identical scores of six-under par 207, as both golfers shot under par in all three rounds. Pettit had rounds of 70-68-69, while Cottam had rounds of 67-70-70.  They tied for 25th in the individual race.

Jacob Bridgeman shot a four-under par 209 for the 54 holes. His opening round 66 tied for the best round of the tournament by a Tiger golfer.  He added a 69 in the final round. William Nottingham was Clemson’s second best golfer on Sunday with a three-under par 68. He finished the tournament with an even par score of 213.

Clemson’s best golfer at the tournament played as an individual.  Zack Gordon had a 54-hole score of 201 after rounds of 67-65-69 and he finished in fourth place. The sophomore was the only player in the 118-player field to record three eagles over the tournament.  Gordon had not shot in the 60s, this year, then did so in all three rounds at the Ka’anapali. He has five rounds in the 60s over his career and four of them have come at this Ka’anapali course.

Ka’anapali Classic

November 1-3, 2019

Ka’anapali Course, Lahaina, Hawaii

Par 71,   6,700 yards


Team Results

  1. Oklahoma  805;  2.  Washington 810;  3.  UCLA 817;  4.  Georgia 819;  5.  South Carolina 820;  6.  Liberty 823;  7.  West Virginia 826;  8.  Kansas 827; 9.  Clemson 829;  10.  Boise State 835;  11.  Wyoming 846;  12.  Sacramento State 850;  13.  North Texas 854;  14.  UC Santa Barbara 855;  15.  Gonzaga 856;  16. Air Force 862;  17.  Southern Illinois 864;  18.  Hawaii 870;  19.  UCONN 874;  20.  George Washington 882.

Clemson Players

  1. Turk Pettit  70-68-69/207;  25.  Kyle Cottam 67-70-70/207;  36.  Jacob Bridgeman 66-74-69/209;   58.  William Nottingham 72-73-68/213;   64.  Colby Patton 78-71-66/215.

Clemson Individual:

  1. Zack Gordon 67-65-69/  201