For Immediate Release
October 22, 2017
Clemson Finishes Sixth at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate
Clemson, S.C.—Turk Pettit shot a four under par 68 on Sunday to lead Clemson to a 281 team score and a tie for sixth place at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate in Alpharetta, Ga. The tournament completed the fall schedule for Larry Penley’s Tigers, who were ranked 16th by Golfstat entering this event.
The Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate is one of the top tournaments of the national fall schedule as five of the top six, eight of the top 25 and 13 of the top 50 teams in the nation competed on the par 72 Golf Club of Georgia Lakeside Course. Among the teams Clemson defeated in the 15-team field was top ranked Texas A&M and defending national champion Oklahoma.
After a 12th place standing the first day, Clemson improved over the last two rounds to 10th, then sixth after the third and final round. The Tigers shot a second round nine-under par 279, tied for the best team score vs. par this year.
Clemson had a strong finish on Sunday, scoring eight under par over the last three holes as a team to move from 12th place to sixth. Leading the way at the finish was freshman Colby Patton, who had a birdie on the eighth hole, his 17th hole of the day, followed by his first career eagle on the ninth hole. He finished with an even par 72.
Pettit’s round of 68 also included his first career eagle. The freshman from Auburn, Al came back from an opening round 76 to shoot 71 and 68 the last two rounds to finish with a one under par 215 from the 54 holes.
The Tigers finished sixth as a team, but no Tiger finished in the top 25 individually. Doc Redman was the top Tiger for the tournament with a 213 and 30th place finish after scores of 73-70-70. Bryson Nimmer had consistent scores of 71-72-71 to finish at 214 and 37th place.
Freshman Kyle Cottam was Clemson’s top player the first two rounds with a nine under par score, but slipped to a 79 on Sunday. He still finished at two under par for the 54 holes to finish 37th. Pettit finished 47th and Patton was 59th.
Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate
October 20-22, 2017
Golf Club of Georgia, Alpharetta, Ga.
- Oklahoma State 837, 2. Texas 840, 3. Wake Forest 842, 4. Georgia Tech and UCLA 846, 6. Clemson and Stanford 848, 8. Virginia 849, 9. Texas A&M 851, 10. Duke 854, 11. Oklahoma 855 and TCU 855, 13. Florida State 858, 14. UNLV 865, 15. ETSU 871.
Clemson individuals at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate
- Doc Redman 73-70-70/213; 37. Bryson Nimmer 71-72-71/214; Kyle Cottam 69-66-79/ 214; 41. Turk Pettit 76-71-68/ 215; 59. Colby Patton 75-73-72/ 220