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Feb 07, 2022

Patton Finishes Second at Thomas Sharkey Collegiate

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson graduate student Colby Patton finished second at the Thomas Sharkey Individual Collegiate at the Georgia Southern University Golf Course in Statesboro, Ga. on Monday. It was his best individual finish at a tournament since the fall of 2017 when he won the Hummingbird Invitational.

Patton had improving rounds of 77-73-69 for a 219 total on the 6,876-yard course. Patton, who was sixth entering the final round, finished second to Mason Williams of host school Georgia Southern. Overall, it was the seventh Top 10 finish of Patton’s career. Monday’s three-under-par 69 was his 20th career round in the 60s and 29th under-par round. Patton was one of just three players in the 45-player field to score in the 60s on Monday.

Two other Clemson golfers participated in the tournament. Drayton Stewart finished 19th with a 231 total after rounds of 78-75-78. Sean Curran  finished 23rd with a score of 233 after rounds of 82-75-76.

Clemson opens its team spring tournament schedule Feb. 14-16 when Jordan Byrd’s Tigers compete in the Albany Collegiate in Nassau, The Bahamas. The tournament will be played at Albany Country Club, the same course that plays host to the Hero Challenge, Tiger Woods hosted PGA event.