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Mar 27, 2023

Tigers Finish Seventh at UNC-Wilmington Seahawk Intercollegiate

Clemson, SC—Andrew Swanson shot a one-under-par 71 and finished in third place to lead Clemson to a seventh place team finish at the UNC-Wilmington Seahawk Intercollegiate on Monday. The 17-team tournament was played at the Golf Club of Landfall in Wilmington, NC.

Clemson had a team score of 286 on Monday, the third consecutive under-par team round for the Tigers who finished the 54 hole event at eight under par 856.   TCU won the tournament with a score of 21-under-par 843 and Wright State finished second at 844.

Swanson’s third place finish was his second top three finish of the year.  In November he won the Ka’anapali Classic in Hawaii. Swanson finished this event with a score of 207, nine under par, after rounds of 70-66-71.  He finished the tournament with 15 birdies and had the third best scoring average on par four (3.90) and par five (4.25) holes.  This marked the fourth tournament this year he led the Tigers.

Jonathan Nielsen was Clemson’s second best golfer for the tournament with a score of three-under-par 213.  He had consistent scores of 71-70-72 and had 18 birdies, tied for first in the 92-player field.  His 18 birdies tied for the second most in a tournament by a Tiger this year.  It was the second time this year he scored par or better in all three rounds of a tournament.

Kian Rose was Clemson’s third best player for the event with a 215 score after rounds of 71-73-71.  He now has 12 rounds under-par this year.

Senior Zack Gordon had a 221 score for the 54 holes, including an even-par 72 on Monday.  It was the 40th tournament of Gordon’s career.  The native of Gaffney, SC has been a starter for four years.   Freshman Thomas Higgins had a 74 on Monday and finished with a 225 score for the tournament.

Clemson at UNC Wilmington Seahawk Intercollegiate

March 26-27, 2023

Golf Club of Landfall, Wilmington, NC

Clemson team finish 7th (856)

Clemson Individuals

3.  Andrew Swanson, 70-66-71/207;  19.  Jonathan Nielsen 71-70-72/213;  28.  Kian Rose  71-73-71/215;  54.  Zack Gordon  75-74-72/221;  65.  Thomas Higgins  75-76-74/225.