Clemson, SC—The Clemson men’s golf team will travel to Alpharetta, Ga. this weekend to compete in the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate. Clemson is one of 14 teams in the field that includes four of the top 12 and six of the top 25 teams in the nation according to the latest Golfweek rankings. The tournament runs October 13-15 with the teams playing 54 holes over three days.
The field includes five teams from the ACC, three from the Pac 12, two from the SEC and one from the Big Ten. Recent national champion Pepperdine is also in the field that includes nine of the to 25 players in the nation according to the latest Golfweek rankings. The highest ranked teams are Tennessee (5), Washington (7), East Tennessee State (11) and host school Georgia Tech (12).
Clemson coach Jordan Byrd will take a lineup that includes three players who have competed in this tournament previously. Jonathan Nielsen, who is coming off a top 10 (6th) place finish at The Blessings, finished 13th last year with a score of four-under-par 212. Nielsen is second on the team in stroke average with year with a 72.40 figure.
Andrew Swanson will be number-two in the Clemson lineup He finished 15th at this event last year with a strong 213 score on the par 72 course. He also played this event as a freshman in 2021 when he shot 222. Swanson has a 73.40 scoring average thus far in 2023-24.
Kian Rose is a third Clemson player with experience at the Golf Club of Georgia. The red-shirt junior finished 23rd with a 213 score in 2021, and was 32nd last year wit a 217 score. Rose has a 74.80 stroke average so far this year.
Callahan Keever is Clemson’s top player in terms of stroke average so far this year with a 70.80 mean. He finished third at the J.T. Poston when playing as an individual and 21st at the Blessings. This will be his first appearance at the Golf Club of Georgia.
Sophomore Thomas Higgins also will play the Golf Club of Georgia for the first time. He has a 75.20 stroke average so far this year for two events and five rounds.
Live scoring will be available on golfstat.com