CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson freshman Andrew Swanson finished eighth with a six-under-par score at the J.T. Poston Invitational at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley on Tuesday. Swanson was one of four Clemson golfers who competed in the 87-player field as an individual.
Swanson shot par or better in all three rounds thanks to scores of 67-71-69 for his 207 score in his first career tournament. The native of Bluffton, S.C. had 12 birdies and an outstanding 3.82 stroke average on par four holes, second on the field. Swanson was the No. 1 ranked junior in the state of South Carolina according to the AJGA last year, and ranked 29th best in his class overall.
Kian Rose, Martias LaGrutta and Drayton Stewart also competed in the tournament from Clemson as individuals. Rose finished 58th with a 220 total, a performance that was highlighted by a final round one-under-par 70. LaGrutta finished 74th with a 227 total and Stewart was 77th with a 228 score.
Clemson returns to the course as a team next Monday and Tuesday at the Colonial Collegiate at famed Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.