Men's Golf
Cody Proveaux
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Leesville, SC
High School: Pelion
Major: Sociology
Experience: 2 Letters

Overview:   Junior who has played 26 events and 76 rounds over his first two and a half years…Clemson’s best player in the fall of 2014 with a 70.75 stroke average…consistent player who has 63 career rounds at 75 or better, most on the current team…has 28 career rounds at par or better including 21 rounds under par…has seven career top 10s, including three as a sophomore and three in the fall of 2014…has 16 top 25 finishes in his career, over half of his events…his score has counted 65-76 rounds in his first two and a half years…has nine  career eagles, already in top 10 in Clemson history…has missed just two tournaments his first two and a half 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…already 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 2014: Clemson’s top player for the fall 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 at the U.S. Collegiate where he was third with a 209 score, seven-under-par…had a career best 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…had five rounds at three-under or better, also best on the team…his score counted in 15 of his 16 rounds and had the best score of the day five times…led the team in par three scoring average (3.0), par four scoring average (3.96) and tied for the best in par five scoring (4.76)….also led the squad in birdies with 49, or 3.0 per round…had a 70.8 stroke average in his final round.

Summer 2014: Played in five amateur events in summer of 2014…top performance was third place at the Southeastern Amateur where he finished third…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 eight 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…has seven career eagles, more than any other current Tiger…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 rankings…

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 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 communications

Personality Profile

Favorite Professional Golfer: Kenny Perry

Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Roger Federer

Favorite Clemson Golfer of All-time: Charles Warren

Favorite Course I have played: TPC Sawgrass

Course I would like to play: Augusta National

All-time Low Round : 59, CoopersCreek Golf Club

My Best Shot ever: 15 ft. putt to win the Wyndham Cup, 2012

Best Part of my game: Putting

Need to Improve on: Irons

My best club is a: Putter

Hole in One Shots:

·         2010, CoopersCreek, Hole 12, 163 yds., 8 iron

·         2010, CoopersCreek, Hole 3, 182 yds., 5 iron

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

·         2011 CoopersCreek, Hole 7, 143 yds., Pitching wedge

My dream foursome is myself and: Kenny Perry, Lee Trevino, Bubba Watson

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

What is your favorite hobby: Basketball

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


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