Clemson, S.C.—Current Clemson junior Cody Proveaux and former Clemson All-American Ben Martin will join forces next Monday to represent Clemson in the inaugural Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase. The first-of-its-kind event will kick off an exciting tournament week at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Top PGA TOUR pros will play alongside 14 standout collegiate golfers from across the country and two amateurs, representing their respective universities. The professional and the two amateurs (not the collegian) will team up in a best-ball competition and compete for the Collegiate Showcase Trophy and a donation of $50,000 to the university’s golf program.
Each collegian will play their own ball with the low medalist earning a spot in the Northern Trust Open just three days later. “We are excited to launch the Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase and are thrilled with the caliber of players
who are giving back to their schools by participating,” said Northern Trust Open Executive Director O.D. Vincent, the former head coach at UCLA and Duke.
Other schools taking part in the event are Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Arizona, UCLA, Pacific, UC Riverside, Pepperdine, Southern California, Georgia, Oregon and Texas.
Proveaux has been Clemson’s top player this year with a 70.75 stroke average for his six tournaments and 16 rounds. He has three top 10 finishes and 10 rounds under par. He is ranked No. 55 in the nation according to the latest Sagarin rankings.
Martin was an All-American at Clemson and helped the Tigers to a No. 5 national ranking in 2008 and a No. 16 finish in 2010. For the 2014-15 season, the native of Greenwood, S.C. is ninth on the PGA Tour in earnings with $1,398,000. He is ranked No. 72 in the Official World Rankings. Last fall Martin won his first PGA Tour event.
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