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Miller Capps
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 160
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Denver, NC
High School: North Lincoln
Major: Political Science
Experience: 1 Letter

 

Overview: Returning starter as a sophomore...tied for second on the team in stroke average as a true freshman in 2012-13 with 73.72 average...led the team in top 25 finishes with six in his 11 events...had a pair of third-place finishes to tie for the best  finish in a team event by a Tiger all season...first-team Academic All-ACC as a freshman...had very strong summer of 2013, he finished second at Carolinas Amateur and third at Cardinal Amateur...in 19 competitive rounds posted in the summer of 2013, shot 72 or better in 17 of them, and had just one rounds over 74...has finished in the top 12 of the North Carolina Amateur each of the last two years...comes to Clemson from Denver, NC, but he was born in nearby Seneca and grew up a Clemson fan...both of his parents went to Clemson...finished second in the state 3A South Carolina Championship in the ninth grade, then moved with his family to North Carolina.

Summer 2013: Had strong summer...finished 12th at North Carolina Amateur in June with a two-under-par 282...very consistent tournament with rounds of 70-70-71-71...followed that with sixth-place finish at Rice Planters the next week...had seven-under 209 thanks to rounds of 71-69-69, and finished sixth...had top finish of the summer at the Carolinas Amateur with a second-place thanks to 289 total, one-over-par...lost by just a stroke after opening round 77...had best performance of anyone over the last three rounds, going 71-70-71...finished third at the Cardinal Amateur in Greensboro with 212 score, two-over-par...again consistent with 70-72-70...finished summer with 38th place finish at the Canadian Amateur with a 290 score...had rounds of 72-72-74-72...first active Clemson golfer to play in the Canadian Amateur.

2012-13: One of three Tigers to play in 11 tournaments...finished tied for second on team in stroke average with 73.72...had 73.5 average in the spring after 74.08 in the fall...tied for team lead in top 10 finishes with three...tied for second in rounds in the 60s with four...had season best 67 at the Wolfpack Spring Classic on March 20, 2013...had his best tournament in terms of total score at Jerry Pate with a 210 total...so had his best individual round and best tournament at two-day events...had 90 birdies for the year, second best on the team...score counted in 23 of 29 rounds in team tournaments...had best score of the day six times and was Clemson's best golfer at two tournaments (Jerry Pate and Wolfpack Spring Classic)...had 3.27 average on par threes, 4.17 on par fours and 4.87 average on par fives...scored 75 or better in 22 of 32 rounds...had 2,359 strokes for 32 rounds, the exact same totals as classmate Cody Proveaux... played in all four Clemson fall events and scored  75 or better in nine of the 12 rounds...had a 68 at the Jerry Pate Invitational that was the second best score by a Tiger in the fall...Capps finished third at the Jerry Pate, one of the top national tournaments of the fall and that third-place finish was the best by a Clemson golfer in the fall...had rounds of 72-68-70 for his even par tournament...second best Clemson golfer at the US Collegiate with a 223 score, he had consistent rounds of 74-75-74...for the fall his score counted in 10 of 12 rounds...played as an individual at the Charleston Shootout March 4-5 and finished 13th...had 17th place finish at the Hootie March 25-26, then had same finish at Augusta State with a 218 score...finished third at Wolfpack Spring Classic to tie for his best finish of the year...shot even par over 54 holes at ACC Tournament, including second round 69.

Summer 2012: Reached the quarterfinals of the North Carolina Match Play...reached the match play by shooting 140 in the stroke play qualifier, third best in the field...finished 11th at the North Carolina Amateur with a 291 score, including 141 for the last two rounds...finished 23rd at the Carolinas Amateur.

In High School: Ranked as the number-one player in Tar heel Youth Golf Association coming out of high school...four-time all-state and all-conference team member...played on two state championship teams and another that finished second...finished fifth at the state 2A Tournament individually as a senior...team also won three conference championships...named the North Carolina Junior Player of the Year for 2011...placed in the top 10 seven times in 2011 in various tournaments...reached match play at US Junior Amateur in Bremerton, WA...finished sixth at the North Carolina 2A Championship as a junior...had a 72.8 stroke average in 2011...ranked 20th in the US in the class of 2012 by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard...made the cut at the North Carolina Amateur and the North Carolina Open in the summer of 2011...made his only hole in one in 2008 on the 17th hole at Lexington Country Club in the South Carolina Junior Tournament...born September 28, 1993 in Seneca, SC...played his high school golf for Mark Lackey at North Lincoln High in Denver, NC...majoring in political science at Clemson.

Capps Personality Chart
Favorite Professional Golfer: Jay Hass
Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Chipper Jones
Favorite Clemson Golfer of All-time: Jack Ferguson
Favorite Course I have played: Charlotte Country Club
Course I would like to Play: Augusta National
All-time Low Round: 67 at Lonnie Poole Course in Raleigh, NC in Wolfpack Spring Open, 2013
My Best Shot ever: Hole-in-one at #17 at Lexington Country Club in the South Carolina Junior 2008
Best Part of My game: Long irons
Need to Improve on: Putting and short game
My Best Club is a: 4 iron
My Dream Foursome is Myself and: My Dad, Bobby Jones, and Ben Hogan
Who has had the Most Influence on Your Athletic Career: My Dad
What is Your Favorite Hobby: Reading
If I hadn't gone to Clemson, I would have gone to: University of North Carolina
When I Finish My Playing Career I would like to: Graduate from Law School and eventually become involved in business and politics

 

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