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Langdale, Young lead Clemson at Nike Collegiate

Langdale, Young lead Clemson at Nike Collegiate

Clemson, S.C.—Classmates Austin Langdale and Carson Young both shot two-under par rounds of 69 on Sunday to lead Clemson to a 280 team score and a tie for seventh after the first round of the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge in North Plains, Ore.

The 15-team field will play 54 holes over three days.  The teams played the par 71 Ghost Course on Sunday and will play the par 72 Witch Hollow Course on Monday.

Wake Forest has the team lead after shooting at 15 under par 269.    The Demon Deacons have a three-shot lead over Southern California.   The 15-team field includes 11 of the top 25 teams in the nation. 

Young had his top round of the year as the native of Pendleton had five birdies, including the 16th and 17th holes on the way in.  He is in a tie for 17th place.  Langdale, who grew up with Young in Pendleton, had two bogeys in his first three holes, then played the last 15 holes at four-under-par.  His round included birdies on the 17th and 18th holes.

A bright spot on Sunday was the play of senior Cody Proveaux, who is making his first appearance of the year.  Proveaux had two birdies, a double bogey and 15 pars in his consistent round on the way to an even par 71.  He stands in a tie for 32nd place.  Classmate Miller Capps also had a 71, but he made a double bogey on the final hole.    Capps made three birdies in a row, holes 6,7,8, at one point.

Stephen Behr, Clemson’s number one player so far this year, shot a solid 72, but he was the high man of the day for Larry Penley’s Tigers.  Like Capps, Behr made a double bogey late in the round.

Clemson is tied for seventh at four under par  with Washington and Oklahoma and are just one shot behind Duke and TCU.