Clemson, S.C.—Clemson will make its first trip to Nebraska to compete in an intercollegiate golf tournament when the Tigers play in the Jackrabbit in Valentine, Neb. The 54-hole event that includes 11 teams from the Midwest and the southeast will take place from Sunday, September 25 through Tuesday, September 27th on the par 72 Dunes Course that is 7,785 yards, the longest course Clemson has ever played.
Clemson is ranked 13th in the nation by the Golf Coaches Association and is coming off a third-place finish out of 14 teams at the Carpet Classic in Dalton, Georgia September 9-11. It is the second of five fall tournaments for Larry Penley’s squad.
Penley will play the same lineup he used at the Carpet Classic. Bryson Nimmer was Clemson’s top finisher at that event with a nine-under-par 207 score to finish fifth. Freshman Doc Redman had an impressive 206 score to finish 11th and senior Carson Young finished 19th with a 219 score. Josha Fickes and William Nottingham will round out the lineup. Clemson will be without senior returning All-ACC player Austin Langdale, who is recovering from a shoulder injury.
Event: The Jackrabbit
Dates of Competition: Sept. 25-27, 2016
Course: Prairie Club in Valentine, Neb.
(ranked No. 2 public course in Nebraska by Golf Digest, No. 78 on Golf Magazine’s top 100 public courses in the country)
Course info: 54 holes, 7,785-yard, par-72 Dunes course
Tee Times: 9 a.m. CT shotgun start Sept. 25-26; 8 a.m. CT shotgun start Sept. 27
Field: Nebraska, Creighton, Furman, William & Mary, Tennessee, Central Florida, Missouri, Connecticut, Oregon State, Clemson and South Dakota State
Clemson Lineup: Bryson Nimmer (Soph., 69.00), Carson Young (Sr., 71.67), Doc Redman (Fr., 70.00), Joshua Fickes (Jr., 73.00), William Nottingham (Fr., 77.00)
Clemson at the Jackrabbit: First appearance.
Live scoring: BirdieFire.com
Notes: The Prairie Dunes Course is the longest Clemson has played. The previous long was 7,758 yards at Colorado National in Erie, Colorado for the 2011 NCAA Regional…Clemson will actually fly to South Dakota and take a four-hour bus ride to get to Valentine, Nebraska…Clemson shot 16 under par in the first tournament of the year at the Carpet Classic…Nimmer, Doc Redman and Carson Young all had rounds in the 60s in the first event of the year….with a no. 13 ranking, Clemson is the highest ranked team in the field.
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