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.
November 1-3, 2019
Ka’anapali Course, Lahaina, Hawaii
Par 71, 6,700 yards