Clemson, S.C.—Larry Penley’s Clemson golf team is ranked 11th by Golfstat and the College Golf Coaches Association, and 13th by Golfweek in polls entering the spring season. Clemson has accomplished these rankings against a schedule ranked No. 1 in the nation by the Golfweek/Sagarin computer rankings
Clemson had a strong fall with a second-place finish at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic in Dalton, Ga. and a third place at the U.S. Collegiate in Alpharetta, Ga.
Clemson has three players ranked in the top 60 nationally according to Golfweek/Sagarin. Stephen Behr, Jr., is the top ranked player with a No.21 rating by Golfweek and the graduate is also 26th by Golfstat. He finished the fall with a 71.33 stroke average, a performance that included six under-par rounds and three top 16 finishes.
Austin Langdale finished the fall schedule ranked 44th by Golfweek and 61st by Golfstat. The native of nearby Pendleton, S.C. was second on the team in stroke average this past fall with a 72.08 average. He had four rounds under-par and finished second at he Carpet Classic to open the year.
Miller Capps is a third Clemson player in the top 60. The senior from Denver, N.C. is 60th according to Golfweek/Sagarin and 64th according to Golfstat. Capps had a 72.42 stroke average in the fall and finished a team best eighth place at the U.S. Collegiate against a strong national field.
Carson Young, a junior from Pendleton, S.C., had a 73.33 stroke average in the fall and is ranked 123rd in the nation by Golfstat and 126th by Golfweek. Young led the team in rounds in the 60s with four and finished fifth at the Nike Collegiate with a nine-under-par score of 206.
Clemson opens the spring portion of the schedule on Feb. 21-23 at the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico.
Final Fall Men’s Golf Rankings
1. Auburn, 2. Illinois, 3. Wake Forest, 4. Florida State, 5. Stanford, 6. North Carolina, 7. Alabama, 8. Southern California, 9. Oklahoma, 10. Texas, 11. Florida, 12. Oklahoma State, 13. Clemson, 14. Duke, 15. Arizona State, 16. Georgia, 17. Purdue, 18. Vanderbilt, 19. Penn State, 20. Virginia, 21. California, 22. LSU, 23. Washington, 24. South Carolina, 25. San Diego State
College Golf Coaches Association
1. Illinois, 2. Auburn, 3. Wake Forest, 4. Florida State, 5. Stanford, 6. Southern California, 7. Texas, 8. Duke, 9. Arizona State, 10. Oklahoma, 11.Clemson, 12. Alabama, 13. Oklahoma State, 14. Georgia, 15. North Carolina, 16. Florida and Purdue, 18. Vanderbilt, 19. Penn State and Virginia, 21. California, 22. South Carolina, 23. Washington, 24. Georgia Tech, 25. LSU.
1, Auburn, 2. Wake Forest, 3. Florida State, 4. Illinois, 5. Stanford, 6. Duke, 7. Southern California, 8. Texas, 9. Georgia, 10. Arizona State, 11. Clemson, 12. Virginia, 13. Oklahoma, 14. Purdue, 15. Alabama, 16. California, 17. Oklahoma State, 18. Vanderbilt, 19. Florida, 20. Penn State, 21. North Carolina, 22. Kentucky, 23. UCLA, 24. South Carolina, 25. San Diego State.
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