Stanley Opens Play at Walker Cup Saturday

Stanley Opens Play at Walker Cup Saturday

Sept. 7, 2007

Clemson, SC – Clemson sophomore Kyle Stanley will begin play for the United States Walker Cup team on Saturday. The two-day event will be played at Royal County Down in Ireland Saturday and Sunday. He is one of 10 members of the United States team.

Stanley will be the eighth Clemson golfer to play in the Walker Cup, the sixth for the United States team, and the third to participate while still a Clemson student-athlete.

Stanley is the first Tiger named to the United States Walker Cup team since 2003 when Matt Hendrix was named to the team. Other Tigers who have played in the Walker Cup include Kevin Johnson (1990), Richard Coughlan (1997 for Great Britain and Ireland), Jonathan Byrd (1999), Lucas Glover (2001), D.J. Trahan (2001), and Michael Hoey (2001 for Great Britain and Ireland).

Stanley, a native of Gig Harbor, WA, was the ACC Player of the Year in 2006-07 and a first-team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association. He became the first Clemson freshman named a first-team All-American and the first freshman in league history to be named ACC Player of the Year.

Stanley finished his Clemson season in grand style with top three finishes at the ACC, NCAA East Regional and NCAA National Championships. He joined Charles Warren as the only Clemson golfers in history to finish in the top three of all three events in the same year.

Stanley led the Tigers and the ACC in stroke average with a 70.87 figure, best in Clemson history for a freshman and second best by any Tiger for a season regardless of class.