|Hometown:||Fountain Inn, SC|
Overview; Freshman who will compete for playing time in his first year…second generation Tiger, he is son of former Clemson All-American Chris Patton, the 1989 United States Amateur Champion….Colby qualified for the US Junior Amateur in 2016.
Fall 2017: The son of former Clemson All-American Chris Patton did something his father never did by winning the Hummingbird Invitational in early October…took his dad until the spring semester (Gamecock Invitational in March) of his freshman year to win an event…Colby had rounds of 66-66-70 in winning the Hummingbird as an individual…finished with a 202 score, 11-under-par, among the top five lowest scores in Clemson history for 54 holes….that performance earned him a spot in the lineup at the Golf Club of Georgia and he finished with a solid 220 score, four-over-par…had 72.0 average for first round and third round, he had a terrific 4.60 on par five holes…had 31 birdies and an eagle…averaged 31 putts per round.
Prior to Clemson: Finished second at the 5A state championship in May of 2017 at Myrtle Beach with 217 score….that was his fourth straight top 25 finish at the state title….first-team All-State in 2017…a U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier in 2016 when he finished second at the qualifier at Santee National where he shot 141 over the 36 hole…..also finished second at the South Carolina Junior Golf Championship with a two-under-par score of 214…..ranked as high as sixth in the class of 2016 on the South Carolina Junior Golf rankings…..at Hillcrest High School, won the 2016 4A Regional at Cherokee National in Gaffney, S.C and tied for first at the 4A Upper State Tournament…. finished fourth at the 4A Upperstate tournament in 2015 and finished in the top 25 of the state 4A tournament each of the last four years…..won the South Carolina 4A Upperstate tournament in 2014.
Patton Personality Profile
Favorite Current Professional: Ricky Fowler
Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Antonio Brown
Favorite Course I have Played: Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Toughest Course I have Played: Honors Course
Best Shot Ever: Double Eagle on #7 at Fox Run
Best All-time rounds: 64 at Fox Run Country Club
Best Part of my game: Driving
My Favorite Club: Driver
Part of my Game I Need to Improve: Chipping
Biggest Influence on my golf career: My dad
Dream Foursome: Doc Redman, Ricky Fowler, Tiger Woods