Clemson, S.C—Colby Patton shot a four-under-par 68 on Sunday to lead Clemson to a two-under-par 286 team score in the final round and a tie for seventh at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate in Alpharetta, Georgia. The 15th ranked Tigers finished with a 54-hole team score of 874, 10-over-par and tied with 13th ranked North Carolina and 29th ranked Tennessee.
Duke won the 14-team tournament that included seven of the top 16 teams in the nation with a two-under-par score of 862. Pepperdine was second at even-par 864 and Texas A&M was third at 865. Fourth-ranked Wake Forest finished fourth at 868 and UCLA was fifth at 872. Among the teams Clemson defeated was number-one ranked Georgia Tech, who finished 10th at 11-over-par 875.
Patton’s round included five birdies and one bogey. His score was 13 shots better than Saturday when he had an 81 worst among the Tiger golfers. Sunday he was the best Tiger by four shots. Patton played the par four holes at three-under par for the weekend, fifth best in the field of 78 golfers. He was the main reason Clemson led the field in par four scoring over the course of the tournament. Patton finished with a 221 score for the 54 holes, tied for 35th.
Turk Pettit was Clemson’s best golfer for the tournament with a 54-hole score of even-par 216, good enough for 11th place. He had consistent rounds of 72-71-73. He led the Tigers with 11 birdies for the weekend and was even par on the par three holes, third best in the field.
Jacob Bridgeman shot a 73 on Sunday to finish 18th with a 54-hole score of 218. His second round 69 was one of just two rounds among the 78 golfers in the 60s during difficult weather conditions on Saturday. Bridgeman had nine hole scores of 35-38 on Sunday.
Kyle Cottam was Clemson’s second best golfer on Sunday with an even-par 72 thanks to one birdie, one bogey and 16 pars, including each of his last 10 holes.
William Nottingham finished in a tie for 35th after consistent rounds of 74-74-73. He had 15 pars in his final round to go with two bogeys and a birdie.
Zack Gordon played the tournament as an individual and finished 32nd, best among the eight individuals who played in the tournament. Gordon shot a 71 in the final round with four birdies.
Clemson returns to the course for its sixth and final fall event on November 1 at the Ka’anapali Classic in Hawaii.
Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate
Golf Club of Georgia, Alpharetta, Georgia
October 18-20, 2019