Tigers Head to Augusta

Tigers Head to Augusta

Clemson, S.C.—Clemson heads to the 3M Augusta Invitational this weekend with four players boasting a scoring average of 72.0 or better.  The Tigers will compete for the championship against a field of 15 teams, including No. 2 ranked Illinois and No. 3 ranked Texas. 

The two-day, 54-hole tournament will be played at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.  The teams will play 36 holes on Saturday and 18 on Sunday on the par 72 course that is 7005 yards in length. 

Other teams in the nation field include Central Florida, the defending champion, Coastal Carolina, Georgia, Houston, Middle Tennessee, New Mexico, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and USC Aiken.

Clemson has competed in the tournament 13 times, including every year since the spring of 2002.  The Tigers won the tournament in the fall of 1984 behind medalist Jim MacFie.

This year’s Clemson group is led by Cody Proveaux, Billy Kennerly and Miller Capps.  Their scoring averages are separated by just 0.23 stroke per round.  Proveaux leads the way at 71.13, has a team best eight rounds in the 60s and four top 10 finishes. 

Kennerly has a 71.20 average for his 25 rounds, has a team best 14 rounds under par and four top 10 finishes.  He was Clemson’s top performer at the Azalea Amateur last week with a 12th place finish.  Capps,  Clemson’s most consistent player in March, has a 71.36 stroke average, a team best 16 rounds at par or better, and three top 10 finishes.

Junior Stephen Behr has a 72.00 stroke average for his 22 rounds this year and has 11 rounds at par or better.  Carson Young won team qualifying this week with consecutive rounds in the 60s  to earn the fifth spot in the lineup.  The sophomore has a 76.08 stroke average for the season.