June 2, 2007
Clemson Head Coach Kyle Stanley
“I could not be more proud of Kyle. His performance this week was incredible.
“He got off to a great start today and was four under par for his first eight holes. He hit a great five iron to within 10 feet on the third hole and made the putt for birdie. He then made a 20 footer on number five, a 15 foot two-putt on the sixth hole and a 10-foot birdie putt on the seventh hole. He could have made a fourth birdie in a row on number-eight, but he missed an eight footer.
“He hit it in the water on the 12th hole and then made a great up and down from 100 yards to make bogey. He then made another bogey on the 14th hole and that hurt his chances.
“We didn’t really know how he stood until we got to the 16th tee. We knew he needed to make a birdie coming in to tie Lovemark at that point.
He had a 20-foot birdie putt on 17 that did not go, then got a bad break on the 18th hole. He drove his ball down the middle to within 122 yards of the flag, but he drove it into a divot. He just couldn’t get it to the green with his second shot because of the lie.
“Kyle had the best freshman year in Clemson history and certainly among the finest by any Clemson golfer in history. His stroke average of 70.87 was topped only by D.J. Trahan’s 2002 season (70.33). When you think about all the great golfers we have had in recent years that is quite an accomplishment.”
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