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Jul 06, 2018

Clemson Signee Named Golf Athlete of the Year by NHSCA

NHCSA Release

Clemson, SC—Clemson signee Zack Gordon has been named the 2017-2018 NHSCA National High School Senior Boys’ Golf Athlete of the Year.  Gordon is the first golfer from South Carolina and he joins a list of winners that has included current PGA Tour players Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Brian Harman.

Gordon won the South Carolina State Class 5A championship in May when he had rounds of 66 and 62.   He broke the state championship record that had been held by current PGA Tour player Bill Haas.    Gordon led Gaffney High School to the state championship.

Gordon won the 2017 CGA South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship.

Gordon also won the 2016 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship in Conway, South Carolina last summer when he had consecutive rounds of 68. He made a hole-in-one at that tournament.

“Zack is an excellent example what this award stands for,” said Eric Hess, Executive Director of the NHSCA.  “He has excelled on the golf course and in the classroom.  We congratulate him on an outstanding high school career and wish him good luck in college.”


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