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Clemson shares title at Jack Nicklaus Collegiate

Clemson shared the top spot at the Jack Nicklaus Intercollegiate at Murifield Village. The Tigers included (l-r Back) Kyle Cottam, William Nottingham, oach Larry Penley, Turk Pettit, Zack Gordon. (Front l-r) Assistant coach Jordan Byrd, Bryson Nimmer and Coleman Self. (Clemson Photo)

Clemson topped 10th ranked Georgia to advance to the finals of the Jack Nicklaus Collegiate at Murifield Village. Unfortunately, a delay on Monday forced play to be continued to Tuesday and did not leave enough time to play the championship match.

Senior Coleman Self won his match against Georgia’s Davis Thompson to send the Tigers to the championship match. (Golfclub file photo)

Clemson was to face Georgia Tech in the final match, but the two teams ended up sharing the championship in the match play event.

The tournament included six players for each team using a match play format. Clemson tied Ohio State in a first round match, but earned the right to advance by winning more individual matches.

Georgia Tech defeated South Carolina 3-1-2 to face Clemson.

Against the Bulldogs the Tigers won 4-2. Turk Pettit, William Nottingham, freshman Zach Gordon and senior Coleman Self all won  their matches.

Self claimed the deciding point to lift the Tigers over Georgia when he defeated Davis Thompson in 19 holes to send Clemson into the finals.

The senior from Greenwood and freshman Gordon from Gaffney each won their two matches at the tournament.

One of the two Georgia wins was posted by freshman Trent Phillips from Boiling Springs. Phillips topped one of the hottest golfers in the country when he defeated Tiger senior Bryson Nimmer 5&4.

The Tigers will next be in action at the Golf Club of Georgia Intercollegiate in Atlanta starting on October 19th.

USC Upstate finishes second at Musgrove Mill Intercollegiate

Jordan Warnock won a key match to help USC Upstate make the finals of the Musgrove Mill Intercollegiate.

The Spartans won their way into the finals of the Musgrove Mill Intercollegiate at the club near Clinton.

In the final Radford won the championship with a win in the match play event.

Upstate defeated Appalachian State and Presbyterian to make the finals before losing to Radford 3&2.

Jordan Warnock and Sun Paripunna won their matches in the championship.

The Spartans will next play in the Camden Collegiate starting on October 20th at the Camden Country Club.

Converse sets new team scoring record

Tyler Dawson’s hole-in-one helped Converse record the school’s best ever tournament round. Dawson finished one shot out of a three-way tie for the individual championship.

Converse College golfers set a new single round record for the program. The Valkyries shot a final round 301 to claim third place at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate.

Tyler Dawson led Converse shooting an even par 72 to finish one shot out of a three-way tie for first.

Dawson’s even par round included a hole-in-one on the 17th hole at Ocean Ridge Plantation. Dawson used a 6 iron to ace the 164 yard par-3.

Joining Dawson for the record setting round was Kendel Abrams, Grace Magera, Vienna Winalski and Marisa Daquill Kawabe.

The Valkyries will be back on the course when they play in the Terrier Intercollegiate at the Country Club of Spartanburg starting on October 19th.




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