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Austin Langdale
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Austin Langdale 1695179
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Townville, SC
High School: Pendleton
Major: Marketing
Experience: 1 Letter

In 2015-16: Tied with Stephen Behr for the low stroke average on the team at 72.03... also tied for team lead in rounds in the 60s and leads in under-par rounds with 13....tied with  Behr for rounds at par or better with 15....has shot 75 or better in 26 of the 30 rounds this year....just eight-over-par for 30 rounds this season....first-team All-ACC in 2016...tied for Clemson’s  best player at the ACC Tournament with a fourth-place finish and second best player at the NCAA Regional 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...has finished in top 15 in each of last three tournaments and five of last six....finished ninth as a freshman at ACC Tournament in 2014, tied for the best among Tigers that year, with a 213 score...had career best 209 at ACC Tournament in April when he helped Tigers to team championship with fourth-place finish...Clemson’s best player in the final round of tournaments this year with 71.6 average...shot under-par seven of nine rounds in ACC Tournament in his career at the Old North State...shot a career best 67 at the Clemson Invitational first round in April...for career has 72.54 stroke average, ninth in Clemson history...this year has a career best 72.03 stroke average for 30 rounds...second on the team in top 10 finishes with four, but all four top 10s are top three finishes...ranked 22nd in Golfweek/Sagarin ranking, best on the team, 45th in Golstat...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 have been at 75 or better, and his score has counted 27 of 30 rounds...for career, score has counted in 67 of 76 rounds, a .882 percentage...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....went to high school with Carson Young at Pendleton High, just 10 miles from Clemson.  Langdale and Young were born just two days apart in the same hospital...Mmissed the entire fall of 2014 with shoulder problem and other ailments, 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 and Lucas Glover as Clemson freshmen who won a tournament in the last 22 years…all of those players went on to play on the PGA Tour…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…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 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.

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 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 fifth 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 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 (score and where):   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

 

    Langdale Tournament by Tournament 2013-14

    Date           Tournament                           1-2-3        Par       Tot       Fin

    9/6-8          Carpet Classic              71-73-72            E      216        12

    9/13-15     Fighting Illini                  79-75-74       +18      228        57

    9/20-22     Dick’s Challenge          74-72-71          +4      217        19

    2/23-25     Puerto Rico Cl.             73-72-75          +4      220        47

    3/10-11     Cleveland Golf              69-69-72            E      210           1

    3/22-23     Linger Longer                72-73-76          +5      221        29

    4/5-6          Augusta Invitational   69-72-78          +3      219        30

    4/20          Wolfpack Invitational                              73        +1        73                8

    4/25-27   ACC Tournament           74-70-69           -3      213           9

    5/15-17   NCAA Regional               76-73-78       +11      227        25

    Langdale Tournament by Tournament 2014-15

    Date           Tournament                           1-2-3        Par       Tot       Fin

    3/9-10        Palmetto                         77-69-73          +9      219        55

    3/21-22     Linger Longer                72-77-77       +10      226        73

    4/18-19     Yale Invitational           72-72-72          +6      216        16

    4/24-26     ACC Tournament         71-73-69           -3      213        11

    5/14-16     NCAA Regional             72-68-71           -5      211           7

    5/29-31     NCAA National              72-77-74          +7      223        59

    Langdale Tournament by Tournament 2015-16

    Date           Tournament                           1-2-3        Par       Tot       Fin

    9/11-13     Carpet Classic              73-71-69           -3      213           2

    9/25-26     Dick’s Sporting             72-72-72          +3      216        23

    10/4-6        Nike Collegiate             69-73-76          +3      218        50

    10/16-18   U.S. Collegiate             73-75-70          +2      218        25

    2/21-23     Puerto Rico                    74-71-68           -3      213        11

    3/6-8          Bandon Dunes              72-68-70           -3      210           2

    3/21-22     Valspar Collegiate       75-78-71          +8      224        50

    4/1-3          Clemson Invi.                67-72-76           -1      215           3

    4/22-24     ACC Tourney                 69-69-71           -7      209           4

    5/16-18     NCAA Regional             76-74-75          +9      225        15

                          Langdale Career Statistics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Top          

    Year            Tr   Rds       Stks  60s   -75 -Par  Par      Avg  10      BR        BT

    2013-14    10      28      2044       4    23       6       5  73.00    3       69      210

    2014-15       6      18      1308       3    14       5       3  72.67    1       68      211

    2015-16    10      30      2161       7    26    13       2  72.03    4       67      209

    Totals        26      76      5513    14    63    24       8  72.54    8       67      209

 

 
 

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