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Clemson Opens Season Friday at The Farm

Clemson Opens Season Friday at The Farm

Tournament:  27th Annual Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic.

When:  September 11-13, 2015.

Where:  The Farm, Rocky Face, Ga (near Dalton, Ga.)

Course Information: Built in 1988, designed by Tom Faxio, Par 72, and 7012 yards

Course Address:  The Farm, 187 South Goosehill Road, Rocky Face, Ga. 30740

Tournament Format:  54-hole tournament, 18 holes each day, September 11-13

Competing Teams:  Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Auburn, Alabama, Florida, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Florida, Kennessaw State, North Florida, Chattanooga, Dalton State.

Clemson Lineup:  Miller Capps, Sr., Denver, N.C., (#71.93); Stephen Behr, Grad, Florence, S.C., (#72.43); Austin Langdale, Jr., Pendleton, S.C,  (#72.67); Carson Young, Jr., Pendleton, S.C. (#75.75); Coleman Self, Fr., Greenwood, S.C. (First career tournament).

Clemson Individual:  Peter Mathison, *Fr., Jupiter, Fla. (First Tournament)

#2014-15 stroke average.

Clemson History at Event:  Clemson has played in all previous 26 tournaments and has won the event four times (1993, 1996, 1998 and 2002).  Clemson has had four individual medalists in Danny Ellis (1993), Lucas Glover (1998-co champion), D.J. Trahan (2001) and Kyle Stanley (2008).

Clemson Head Coach:  Larry Penley (33rd year, 65 wins, 4 wins at Carpet Classic).

Other Notes of Interest:   Former Clemson All-American and current PGA Tour Top 30 player Ben Martin shot a 64 in his second career round for Clemson at the Carpet in 2006…he is planning on watching the Tigers for one of the days this weekend…Self won team qualifying to get the final spot in the Clemson lineup…first true freshman to make lineup for opening tournament since 2013 when Austin Langdale and Carson Young were both in the first tournament as true freshmen…Capps and Young in Clemson lineup and both played in the U.S. Amateur in August…Clemson is ranked 30th in the preseason Golf World Coaches Poll….last year Clemson finished sixth out of 14 teams with a nine-under par 855 score…Cody Proveaux, still on the Clemson team, but not playing this week, was Clemson’s top finisher with a fourth place, seven-under-par…Miller Capps finished 10th with 212 score and he will be in the Clemson lineup this week…Stephen Behr shot even par 212 and was 23rd.