Overview: Four-year starter who has a 72.67 career stroke average, 12th best in Clemson history…has played exactly 100 career rounds and 34 tournaments, and has 80 rounds at 75 or better…has 10 career top 10s, at least one in each of his four years…has 31 under-par rounds and 45 at par or better…has 17 rounds in the 60s…second among active Tigers with 329 career birdies….would be higher on career lists but has missed some tournaments due to injury, played in just six in 2014-15 and seven this year…veteran of six NCAA Tournaments, four regionals and two nationals…played Rich Harvest Farms in 2014 as a freshman and finished 25th with 227 total…had second round 73…has missed time in 2016-17 with shoulder and wrist issues… went to high school with teammate Carson Young at Pendleton High, just 10 miles from Clemson...Langdale and Young were born just two days apart in the same hospital...missed the entire fall of 2014 with shoulder problem, but returned to the lineup in the spring and made a big difference for the Tigers…joined D.J. Trahan, Kyle Stanley, Richard Coughlan, Jonathan Byrd, Lucas Glover and Doc Redman as Clemson freshmen who won a tournament in the last 23 years… showed he could compete with the college players when he won the Azalea Amateur in March 2014….three-time Anderson Independent Area Player of the Year in high school…he won the award as a freshman, sophomore and junior and Clemson's Carson Young won as a senior…at the age of 16 already had five hole –in-one-shots…made his first one at Wescott Plantation in Charleston at the age of 11…had two more when he was 13 and 14, one at Saluda Valley and one at Pebble Creek…made one at Sage Valley in practice round with former Tiger Cody Proveaux…disciple of the late Harvey Brock, longtime pro at nearby Boscobel Country Club…Clemson team practices at Boscobel, so Langdale has been familiar with the Clemson program for many years prior to his enrollment…. for career, score has counted in 82 of 97 rounds.
In 2016-17: Played in seven of the 12 tournaments, he missed time with shoulder and wrist problems…has 72.95 stroke average for the year with a pair of top 10 finishes…has three rounds in the 60s and 11 rounds at par or better…fifth on the team in stroke average… played in just two tournaments in the fall as he recovered from summer shoulder injury… had 72.67 stroke average for his six rounds in the fall and that is his career stroke average as well, he had one round in the 60s, two rounds under par and three rounds at par or better…shot three-over-par 219 at Golf Club of Georgia Classic, he finished with a strong 70 to finish 33rd individually….he actually tied for first among Clemson golfers at that event….shot 217, four-over-par, at Ka'anapali Classic, but had final round 68 to help Clemson to the team title…. had 11 birdies at Golf Club of Georgia and 12 in Hawaii for 23 birdies in the two events…had second-round 69 at Puerto Rico that helped Clemson to team title…then finished ninth at the Palmetto with a one over par 211…had a second round 68 that was his low round of the year…finished third at the Clemson Invitational, second best among Clemson golfers, one shot behind Carson Young…did not play in the ACC Tournament to rest his ailing wrist, then came back for NCAA Regional…tied as a counter in final round with a 76 to help Clemson to second place finish…for the year, has 71.86 stroke average in the final round…averages 4.65 on par five holes…has played just seven events, but Clemson's best player in six different rounds…hits fairway 70 percent of the time and hits greens in regulation 66 percent…averages 30.39 putts per round…score has counted 15-21 rounds…makes a lot of birdies, has had at least 10 birdies in six of his seven tournaments this year and has 81 birdies for the year in just seven events.
In 2015-16: Second on the Clemson team in stroke average in 2015-16 with 72.21 figure ... also second to Stephen Behr in top 10s and rounds in the 60s...tied for team lead in under par rounds...honorable mention All-American according to the Golf Coaches Association...named All-Regional by the same organization...first-team All-ACC... shot 75 or better in 28 of the 33 rounds....just 20-over-par for 33 rounds.....tied for Clemson's best player at the ACC Tournament with a fourth-place finish and second best player at the NCAA Regional at Stillwater, Okla. with a 15th place...could have had a top five finish if he did not injury a shoulder coming down the stretch in final round...shoulder injury kept him off the course in summer of 2016.. finished in top 15 in five of six tournaments at one stretch late in the season....shot a career best 67 at the Clemson Invitational first round in April...second on the team in top 10 finishes with four, but all four top 10s were top three finishes...ranked 22nd in Golfweek/Sagarin ranking, best on the team, 45th in Golfstat...Langdale tied for second with Behr at the Carpet Classic, was second at Bandon Dunes and third at Clemson Invitational...another very consistent player, 26 of his 30 rounds were at 75 or better, and his score counted 27 of 30 rounds... best on the team in par four scoring at 4.02 and birdies with 104, he averages 30.08 putts per round, best among Tigers.
Summer 2015: Had strong summer with three top six finishes…had 10 rounds at 70 or better in 18 rounds for the summer…started with a fifth-place at the Palmetto Amateur June 10-13 with a 279 score, one-under-par…had rounds of 66-68-69-76 for a fifth-place finish…followed that up with second-place finish at the Rice Planters with an 18-under-par 270 score…had rounds of 68-65-67-70…that gave him six rounds in the 60s for his first eight rounds of the summer…finished at four-over-par 288 at the Southern Amateur (58th), then shot 146 at his US Amateur qualifier and finished 22nd…finished the summer with strong performance at South Carolina Amateur….Clemson's top performer with sixth-place finish after one-under-par 287 at Chanticleer Country club in Greenville…had consistent rounds of 73-70-73-71.
In 2014-15: Sat out the fall recovering from shoulder injury….came back to record 72.67 stroke average in six events in the spring to rank fifth on the team in stroke average for the year…had eight rounds at par or better among his 18 rounds…finished 55th at Palmetto, but did have a second round 69 that gave Larry Penley hope that he was coming back to normal….had consistent tournament at Yale with three straight 72s to finish at +6 and 16th place…shot three-under-par 213 at ACC Tournament, including final round 69 that was best of the day among Clemson golfers…his play helped Clemson get into a playoff with Georgia Tech…had outstanding performance at NCAA Regional in Chapel Hill, he was five-under-par 211 after rounds of 72-68-71….that 68 was then career best as a Tiger…finished seventh overall with that 211 score, he had a double bogey on 17th hole or he would have finished even higher…was tied for the lead with Maverick McNealy of Stanford, nation's top player, with four holes left….had a lot of pressure on him that last day as he was the final Clemson player on the course…Tigers entered that last round in sixth place, so they had to make some progress on the last day and they did….Clemson's best player at NCAA National at Concession with 223 score, he finished 59th...had opening round 72, the only Tiger to shoot par for the three days...had final round 74, he was only Tiger to break 75 twice... shot 72 or better in nine of his last 12 rounds…had 72.7 stroke average for first round and 72.7 in final round…4.74 stroke average on par five holes, tied for second best on the team…his score counted 13 of 18 rounds this year and 40-46 over two years…has hit fairways on drives 73 percent of the time…had one eagle and 48 birdies for the year….has six career eagles.
Summer 2014: Played in Palmetto Amateur and had a solid #32 finish…had a 67 in the second round, his top round of the summer…also played in the Player's Amateur, US Amateur qualifier and the South Carolina amateur…started to develop some problems with his shoulder and that limited his play and his effectiveness over the summer.
In 2013-14: Highlight of freshman year was winning the Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate with 210 score, even par…he was the only golfer in the 90-player field to shoot even par…had rounds of 69-69-72…Langdale won by one shot over Derek Bard of Virginia…both players were listed as their team's number-four player entering the tournament…teamed with Carson Young to give Clemson one of the best freshman combinations in the nation…finished the 2013-14 season ranked #120 in final Golfweek/Sagarin ranking…started the year with 12th place finish at Carpet Classic after even par 216…also eighth at the Wolfpack and ninth at he ACC Tournament…first Clemson freshman with a top 10 at the ACC Tournament since Kyle Stanley in 2007…led the team in eagles with five, that is tied for the sixth most in a season in school history…only PGA Tour players D.J. Trahan and Lucas Glover have had more in a season…tied for team lead in top 10 finishes with three, all three were in the spring season…had four rounds in the 60s, all four were rounds of 69…his score counted 27 of 28 rounds…had 73.00 stroke average for his first rounds and 73.00 average overall for the year…second on team in stroke average on par four holes at 4.15…had 86 birdies to rank in a tie for third on the team…hit just .592 of fairways, but hit .660 greens in regulation…had 11 rounds at par or better, including five at par, second on the team.
Summer 2013: Won the Azalea Amateur on March 21-22, 2013 with scores of 66-69 for a seven-under par 135 total…finished 10th at the South Carolina Amateur at the conclusion of the summer with a 283 score, one under par…had rounds of 67-71-73-72runner-up at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley to Carson Young…event had 54 of the top junior players in the world…gave Clemson signee class two top 10 finishes as Young won the event…finished fifth at his US Amateur qualifier with a 139 total, three under par….also played in the Palmetto Amateur, the Northeast Amateur and the Players Amateur so he saw some strong competition.
High School: Lettered six years….made all-region six years in a row….made state tournament all six years, state runner each of his last four years, two years to current Clemson junior Cody Proveaux and two years to current Tiger classmate Carson Young…played for Tim Wood at Pendleton High School….helped team to State Championship in 2012 and runner-up position in 2013…finished in the top 15 at the Festival of Flowers three years in a row, he won the tournament in 2011.
Personal: Born Joseph Austin Langdale on November 10, 1994 in Anderson, SC…son of Aaron and Angie Langdale.
Austin Langdale Personality Profile
Favorite Current Professional Golfer: Phil Mickelson
Favorite Athlete outside of golf: Chipper Jones
Favorite Clemson golfer of all-time: Jonathan Byrd
Favorite course I have played: Augusta National
Course I would like to play: Whistling Straits
My Best Shot Ever: Hole out on #10 at 2015 ACC Tournament.
My best all-time round: 63 at Boscobel.. 28 on front nine and even on the back.
The Best Part of my game is: Iron game
My favorite club: Driver
The part of the game I must improve is: Putting
The Biggest influence on my golf career has been: : My family and Todd Ellison my swing coach.
Favorite Hobby: Fishing
My dream foursome includes myself and: Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Lee Trevino