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Cody Proveaux
Player Profile:
Cody Proveaux 835094
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Leesville, SC
High School: Pelion
Major: Criminal Justice
Experience: 2 Letters

Overview:   Senior in his fourth year as a starter... tied Clemson record for low score in a round with a 63 at Palmetto Invitational at Palmetto Golf Club on March 9, 2015…it was his second 18 holes of the day and he had a pair of eagles on the back nine…fourth on the team in stroke average as a junior with 72.62 average....Clemson’s best player in the fall of 2014 with a 70.75 stroke average…has 18 top 25 finishes in his career, over half of his events…his score counted 31-39 rounds in 2014-15  and 81-99  rounds in his three years…has 11  career eagles, sixth in Clemson history...that included a team best five in 2014-15…has missed just two tournaments his first three years…second on the team in stroke average as a freshman…two-time winner of the Jay Haas Award as the top junior in South Carolina while he was in high school….first two-time winner since Kyle Thompson in 1995-96…South Carolina Amateur Champion in summer of 2012…two-time AJGA All-American (first-team in 2011 and second team in 2010)…National Junior Player of the Year by the AJGA in 2011…he won the Junior PGA that year…has a PGA Tour event under his belt, he played in the 2012 St. Jude Classic in Memphis and had rounds of 75-71, he missed the cut by just three shots…among the players he defeated was US Open Champion Graeme McDowell…comes to Clemson from Pelion High School, the same school that sent former Clemson All-American football center Dalton Freeman (now with the New York Jets) to Clemson…Freeman and Proveaux were actually on the same high school golf team at Pelion when Proveaux was in the eighth grade.

Fall 2015:  Played in two of the four tournaments and had 75.50 stroke average…had two good rounds at Nike Collegiate to help Clemson to finish in top half of the standings at the national event in Oregon…had 71 in opening round and 72 in final round…also starter for Clemson at U.S. Collegiate…had 72.0 average in opening rounds…had 23 birdies in his six rounds…score counted 3 of 6 rounds….hit fairway 70 percent of the time and reached greens in regulation 60 percent…second on the team in putts per round with 30.60 average…senior who is veteran of 36 tournaments and 105 rounds entering the spring…has 73.32 stroke average for his career…has eight top 10 finishes and 11 rounds in the 60s…has 24 rounds under par and 12 more at even par…co-holder of Clemson single round record with a 63 at Palmetto on March 9, 2015.

Summer 2015:  Proveaux might had the busiest summer of active Clemson golfers, he played in seven events…started summer with 291 score and 31st place at Palmetto Amateur…then had two strong showings in national amateur tournaments…finished 13th at Sunnehanna where he had an opening round 64, to take the first round lead…finished at six-under-par 274, he had rounds of 64-71-68-71…then finished 11th the next weekend at the Northeast Amateur in Rhode Island…had rounds of 68-67-74-67 on the par 69 course…he finished with even-par 276…shot 66 in opening round of the Dogwood to rank among the leaders…shot 71-74 for the final two rounds to finish at 211, five-under-par (32nd)…was the alternate from his US Amateur qualifying site with a 141 score…shot 297 at the Porter Cup and did not make the cut at South Carolina Amateur.

In 2014-15: Fourth on the team in stroke average with a 72.62 average...had four top 10 finishes, tied for second on the team…had eight rounds in the 60s to tie for second on the team…that included Clemson record tying 63 in the second round at the Palmetto Invitational…32 of his 39 rounds were at 75 or better…had 72.4  stroke average in his opening rounds  and 72.9 in the final rounds…had 3.04 stroke average on par three holes, best on the team…his 4.02 average on par four holes was tied for first…had 135  birdies, best on the team… had best round of the day seven times and was Clemson’s best player for the tournament four times… hit 71 percent of his greens in regulation, second best on the team…averaged 29.88 putts per round, second on the team…Clemson’s top player for the fall of 2014 with a 70.75 stroke average…played the 16 rounds in 13-under-par…10 of his 16 rounds were under-par scores and all 16 were at 75 or better…shot par or better in five of the six fall events…ranked No. 55 in the nation at the conclusion of the fall by Sagarin, his highest ranking as a Clemson golfer…started the year with a fourth-place finish at the Carpet Classic when he shot seven-under-par 209…all three of his rounds were under par, including a final round 68…finished 11th at the Dick’s Challenge with an even-par 213 score…came back from disappointing opening round 75 at the Primland Collegiate to shoot 69-70 in the final two rounds for a two-under 214 score…had his best individual finish of the fall at the U.S. Collegiate where he was third with a 209 score, seven-under-par…had a second round 67 at the Atlanta based course…tied for ninth at the Hummingbird with a one-under-par 70…Clemson’s top golfer at three of the six tournaments…his score counted in 15 of his 16 rounds and had the best score of the day five times…had best finish of the year at the Palmetto where he was second with a 202 score, eight under par…finished 16th at Yale with 216 total....shot an even par 72 in the final round at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional to help Clemson qualify for the national tournament.

Summer 2014: Played in five amateur events in summer of 2014…top performance was third place at the Southeastern Amateur…shot -9 for the four rounds, he had back-to-back rounds of 66 in the middle two rounds…also played in Palmetto Amateur, Players Amateur and South Carolina Amateur…had second round 66 in the Players Amateur…finished 26th at South Carolina Amateur…had final round 69. 

In 2013-14:  Fourth on the team in stroke average with a 73.39 figure, improvement from 73.72 as a freshman…had seven rounds under par, tied for second on the team…tied for team lead in top 10 finishes with three…had fifth-place at the Carpet Classic in first tournament of the year, his best finish of the season…shot two-under 214 at the national event after consistent performance of 73-70-71…had back-to-back top 10 finishes in the spring with eighth place at Wolfpack Spring Open and ninth at ACC Tournament…had three tournaments in which he was under par, Carpet Classic, Puerto Rico and the ACC Championship…had top 25 to finish the year at the NCAA Regional in Illinois, so he closed the year with three consecutive top 25 finishes…Clemson’s top player in four events, more than any other Tiger…hit 77 percent of his fairways, best among the starters and second to Blake Kennedy…tied for third on the team in birdies with 86 and second in eagles with four…had 73.8 stroke average in first round and 73.8 stroke average in final round…his score counted 23 of 28 rounds…missed just one tournament, the Augusta Invitational…had best round of the year in second round at Puerto Rico with a 68…ranked #150 in final Golfweek/Sagarin ranking.

Summer 2013:  Had a busy summer, he played in five major amateur events, plus US Open qualifying…finished third at his US Open Local Qualifier with a 70, then finished 15th at Sectional…only active Tiger to advance to Sectional for US Open…had rounds of 74-66 for four-under-par total…finished 18th at the Palmetto Amateur with 213 score, including opening round 68…finished 46th at the Players, 38th at the Cardinal and 52nd at Porter Cup…finished 21st at South Carolina Amateur with 287 score…had second round 68.

2012-13:  Had a strong freshman year with 73.72 stroke average, tied for second best on the team…had just one top 10, but in the top 20  for four events…second on team in first round scoring average at 73.18…had team best 4.12 stroke average on par four holes…ranked 69th in the nation by Sagarin entering the Spring…had team best three eagles and team best 91 birdies…his score counted 27 of 32 rounds, tied for the second best percentage on the team…his score was best of the day eight times, second best on the team in that category also…led the team in fairway percentage with .706 figure…outstanding putter who had team best 28.67 putts per round…had three top 20s in the fall, 12th at Fighting Illini Classic, 19th at Jerry Pate and seventh at US Collegiate…might have had his best performance of the year at the US Collegiate where he had rounds of 72-73-72, his 217 score was best by a Tiger by six shots…finished fall with 72.92 stroke average and shot 75 or better in 11 of 12 rounds…finished the fall/winter with fifth-place finish at the Patriot Amateur (individual tournament) with a 209 score, just three shots off the pace of the champion….finished 24th at Puerto Rico against another national field….had his best round of the Spring at the ACC Tournament at the Old North State Club with a 67, the best round by a Clemson golfer at that event…Clemson’s second best golfer at NCAA Regional in Arizona with 215 score after consistent rounds of 71-73-71.

Summer 2012:  Had many highlights as a junior player and in national amateur tournaments…won the South Carolina Amateur just two weeks before he enrolled at Clemson with a 13-under-par 267 score at the Country Club of Spartanburg, August 2-5…that 267 score was the second lowest gross score in the 81-year history of the event…the only score that is better is a 266 by former Clemson All-American Lucas Glover in 1999…Proveaux’s 13-under par score was also one of the lowest figures vs. par in the history of the event…had rounds of 69-65-65-68 in defeating Caleb Sturgeon by three shots…finished tied for fifth at his US Amateur qualifier July 30-31 with a 142 score…was alternate for the US Amateur…had an eighth-place finish at the Players Amateur in Bluffton, SC when he had a 215 score…also competed in Jones Cup, Northeast Amateur and Porter Cup…finished the year ranked 16th among juniors…one of his highlights of the summer took place on July 27 when he sank a putt that allowed the East team to retain the Wyndham Cup at Bay Hill in Orlando…he needed to make an eight-foot par save to halve his match with Brad Dalke…he also defeated Dalke in a crucial match the previous year to help the East team win for the first time in six years…one of three recipients of the Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award, which is presented to promising juniors who not only perform well on the course, but shine academically and in the community.

Summer 2011:   Named the AJGA Rolex Junior Golfer of the year for 2011…first-team AJGA Rolex All-American…highlight of the summer was his victory at the 36th Junior PGA Championship at Sycamore Golf Club in Fort Wayne, IN…made a 15-foot putt from the fringe for birdie on the 18th hole to win the tournament…shot six-under-par for the event…runner up at the Bobby Chapman and the HP Boys Championship…won SCJGA Jimmy Self Festival of Flowers...top ranked player on the Heritage Classic Foundation with 1899 points.

Summer 2010:  Won the Polo Golf Junior Classic in 2010 for his first AJGA victory…won six matches to win the championship, he never trailed from the quarterfinal through the final…won championship match over Michael Kim of Del mar, CA 4&3…second-team AJGA Rolex All-American…also had three runner-up finishes at AJGA events that year and 13 top 10s…won the Jay Haas Award as the top junior player in the state of South Carolina.

In High School:  A six-time letterman at Pelion High School…played on that team with his brother, Caleb, the last two years played under coach Parrish Deans…Caleb and Cody actually tied for third at the 2012 High School League Championship as senior…won the state championship at the 2A level in 2010 and 2011, he was co-medalist then lost in a playoff in 2009…finished in a tie for third in 2012…his father, Charles, has been his coach and his brother Caleb a frequent caddy, including at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June of 2012…first attended Clemson golf camp when he was 10 years old…born April 6, 1994….majoring in criminal justice.

Personality Profile

Favorite Professional Golfer: Phil Mickelson and Kenny Perry

Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Kobe Bryant

Favorite Clemson Golfer of All-time: Charles Warren

Favorite Course I have played: Riviera Country Club

Course I would like to play: Spyglass

All-time Low Round : 59, Coopers Creek Golf Club

My Best Shot ever: 5 iron over tree from 200 yards to a foot of the pin.

Best Part of my game: Putting

Need to Improve on: Dirving

My best club is a: Putter

Hole in One Shots:

·      2010, Coopers Creek, Hole 12, 163 yds., 8 iron

·      2010, Coopers Creek, Hole 3, 182 yds., 5 iron

·      2011 Innisbrook, Hole 15, 215 yds., 4 iron

·      2011 Coopers Creek, Hole 7, 143 yds., Pitching wedge

My dream foursome is myself and: Kenny Perry, Lee Trevino, Phil Mickelson

Who has had the most influence on your athletic career: My Dad

What is your favorite hobby: Basketball

When I finish college I would like to: Play professional golf or coach in college.

If I hadn’t gone to Clemson, I would have gone to: Oklahoma State

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