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Oct 02, 2022

Clemson Heads to Arkansas for Blessings Collegiate

Tournament Will be Televised Live by Golf Channel

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson will be one of 11 teams in the national field at the Blessings Collegiate that will be held October 3-5 at The Blessings Golf Club in Johnson, Arkansas.    

The tournament will be televised by the Golf Channel with broadcasts from 3:30  p.m..m. to 6:30 p.m. each day.  It will be the first time Clemson has played in a regular season tournament televised by the Golf Channel.

Clemson will be joined in the field by host school and 14th ranked Arkansas, 17th ranked Texas A&M, 23rd ranked Mississippi, California, Kansas, Louisville, Mississippi State, Central Florida, UCLA and UNLV.

The unique tournament also will have 11 women’s teams competing in a separate tournament at the same course.  Clemson’s women’s team is in that field as well.

The Tournament will held on the 7,700 -yard Blessings Course, the second longest course Clemson has played in its history. This will be Clemson’s second appearance at The Blessings.  The Tiger  finished tied for eighth at the 2019 NCAA Championship held at the course that was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr..

Clemson will take the same lineup to Arkansas that played in the Folds of Honor Collegiate last week.  Sophomore Kian Rose leads the way with a 70.33 stroke average so far this season,  He already has a pair of top 17 finishes, including 14th at the Folds of Honor.  He has four rounds at par or better among his six rounds so far.

Super Senior Zack Gordon is second on the team in stroke average at 71.67.    He has a pair of top 15s so far, a 12th place at the Maui Jim individual tournament, and a tie for 14th with Rose at the Fields of Honor.   Gordon’s first round on Monday will be the 100th of his Clemson career.  Thirty-five of his first 99 have been at par or better.

Jonathan Nielsen, a junior, will make his third start this year at The Blessings.  He has a 72.17 stroke average so far with three rounds at par or better. He finished 28th last week at the Folds of Honor.

Senior Carter Pendley and sophomore Andrew Swanson round out the Clemson lineup.   Pendley has a 72.83 average in the first two events, including a 65 in the final round of the Maui Jim in the first tournament of the year.   Swanson has a 74.50 stroke average with a 65 in the second round the Maui Jim.

In addition to the live coverage on Golf Channel, live scoring will be available at