Overview: Junior in his third year as a starter, he has 72.74 stroke average for his career, third among active Tigers and 13th in Clemson history…has 33 career rounds under par, second best among active Tigers and 18 rounds in the 60s, also second…veteran of 98 career rounds in 35 events, he will play his 100th career round as a Clemson Tiger on Saturday, May 30…has shot 75 or better in 78 of his 98 career rounds…second on the team in stroke average as a junior with 71.57 figure...has nine career top 10s including four this year to tie for second on the team…has played well in Puerto Rico over his career, he was co-medalist at the tournament in 2014 and finished seventh as a junior…has played that course 16 under par over his last six rounds…has been among the top three on the team in stroke average each of his first three years…ranked 16th in the nation in fairways hit in 2013-14 and 20th in birdie conversion at .300…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 round over 74… finished in the top 12 of the North Carolina Amateur in 2012 and 2013…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.
In 2014-15: Second on the team in stroke average this year with 71.57 figure, he leads the team in rounds under par with 19 and in rounds at pr or better with 22, most by a Clemson golfer since Kyle Stanley had 22 in 2008…one more and he will have most since D.J. Trahan had 28 in 2003…tied for second in rounds in the 60s with eight and tied for second in top 10 finishes with four…just three over par for the year over 37 rounds…has shot 75 or better in 34 of 37 rounds this year…leads team in first round scoring average at 70.9…also leads team in birdies with 135…has had best score of the day among his teammates 14 times, tied for first with Billy Kennerly…his score has counted 33 of 37 rounds…hits his drives in fairway 80 percent of the time, second on the team to Kennerly (81 percent)…tops on the team in scoring average on par five holes at 4.72… seven over par for his 16 rounds in the fall and four under for his 21 rounds in the spring…ranked #116 in the country by Golfweek, second on the Clemson team entering the NCAA Tournament…started the season with a 10th place finish at the Carpet Classic he had rounds of 69 in each of the first two rounds…finished at four-under 212 at the event, second best among Clemson golfers…shot 69 to open the Dick’s Challenge and finished 16th overall…finished the fall strong, he tied for 10th at the Hummingbird and was 17th at Ka’anapali…had solid rounds of 70-71-73 at Ka’anaplai and was Clemson’s second best golfer with 214 total….has had a strong spring, including 100 birdies in his 21 spring rounds…started spring with seventh place finish at Puerto Rico, his second straight to 10 at that event…finished 15th at Palmetto with 208 score, including second round 67…finished ninth at the ACC Tournament with five under par 211 score…had Clemson’s best round in the final round of the NCAA Regional with a 69 at Chapel Hill, that was an important round in Clemson qualifying for the NCAA National…started the day with a birdie on the first hole and that gave the Tigers confidence as a team…10 under par for his first three tournaments of the spring.
Summer 2014: Had a busy summer, he played in six events…highlight was finishing in elite eight of the North Carolina Amateur Match Play…shot -5 in the qualifier to finish ninth, then won pair of matches before losing to Cyrus Stewart of Raleigh…started the summer with a top 25 (24th) at the Palmetto Amateur, his tournament included a third round 66 that was his best round of the summer…finished 32nd at North-South Amateur qualifier at Pinehurst…also finished 27th at Carolinas Amateur.
In 2013-14: Had best single tournament performance as a Tiger with co-medalist honors at Puerto Rico Classic…shot 12-under-par 204 after rounds of 70-67-67…co-medalist with Robby Shelton of Alabama…beat five of the top 10 players in the nation in that event according to the final Sagarin ratings…that 204 score was tied for the eighth best 54-hole score in Clemson history and the best by a Clemson golfer on a par 72 course since D.J. Trahan had a 201 score at Augusta State Invitational in April of 2003… best on any course since Corbin Mills had a 201 on par 71 course at 2011 Jerry Pate Invitational…Capps became the first Clemson golfer with consecutive rounds of 67 in the same tournament since John Engler and Lucas Glover did it in the fall of 2000 at the Jerry Pate Invitational….he was the first to shoot five-under-par for consecutive rounds in the same tournament since Charles Warren did it in the middle two rounds of the 1998 NCAA Tournament at New Mexico….Capps trailed by six shots entering the final round, but started his day strong with an eagle on his fourth hole, the par five eighth hole….he was five-under-par for his first 12 holes and played even par the rest of the round. ..also had a top five finish in the fall at Dick’s Challenge in Nashville where he shot a 210 for his 54 holes, three under par…had career best 66 in the second round of that event…was off to good start with 71 in first round at Augusta Invitational, but got sick and had to withdraw from the final two rounds…had opening round 69 at ACC Tournament…had four of the top eight rounds on the team in 2013-14…had Clemson’s best score of the day 10 times, tied for the most on the team…second on the team in birdies with 94…led the team in rounds at par or better with 13…he and Stephen Behr were the only Tigers to play in every tournament…among Clemson’s top three golfers in each of the first five events, he was Clemson’s best golfer in the fall at +12 for 15 rounds…Clemson’s best golfer in two tournaments, Dick’s Challenge and Puerto Rico…had 73.10 stroke average in the final round, second best on the team.
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.
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, 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