The Clemson men’s golf team will seek its fourth straight victory and fifth tournament win of the year this weekend at the Furman Invitational in Greenville, S.C. Clemson has already established a school record by winning each of its last three tournaments.
Clemson will begin play on Friday, March 24 at 1:40 p.m. on the 10th tee. The five Tigers will tee off between 1:40 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Clemson’s tee times range from 9:40 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. starting at #1. The final round on Sunday, March 26 will have a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Clemson will have a lineup of two freshmen, two seniors and a sophomore. Doc Redman, a freshman from Raleigh, NC, is Clemson’s highest ranked player with a #17 ranking by Golfweek. He has already won two tournaments this year, set six records, and boasts a 70.05 stroke average.
Bryson Nimmer, a sophomore from Bluffton, S.C, will be in the number-two position with a 70.95 average. The ACC Rookie of the Year last season, Nimmer finished second in a strong field at the Puerto Rico Classic in February.
Seniors Carson Young and Austin Langdale will hold the number-three and four positions, respectively. Young will be playing in his 34th career tournament and has a career best 71.29 stroke average so far this year with 10 under-par rounds, while Langdale has a 72.25 average so far this year and a 72.61 figure for his career.
William Nottingham, a freshman from Kingsport, Tenn, rounds out the starting lineup for Clemson. He has a 73.47 average for the year, but is coming off a strong ninth-place finish at the Palmetto Intercollegiate two weeks ago.
This is Clemson’s first appearance at the Furman Invitational since 2012. Larry Penley’s team has actually won the tournament each of the last three times it has played at Furman (2010, 2011, 2012). Clemson also won in 1983, 1992 and 1993. Mark Swygert (1992) and Ben Martin (2010) are past Clemson medalists at Furman.
March 24-26, 2017
Course: Furman University Course, Greenville, SC
Par 72, (7004 yards)
Address: 400 North Highway 25 Bypass
Greenville, SC 29617
Teams (21): Akron, Chattanooga, Clemson, Dartmouth, Francis Marion, Furman, Gardner Webb, Georgia Southern, Harvard, James Madison, Marshall, Presbyterian, Samford, USC-Aiken, USC Upstate, Temple, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Western Carolina, Wichita State, Wofford
Clemson Lineup: Doc Redman (Fr., 70.05, Raleigh, NC); Bryson Nimmer (So., 70.95, Bluffton, S.C.); Carson Young (Sr., 71.29, Pendleton, S.C.), Austin Langdale (Sr., Pendleton, S.C.), William Nottingham (Fr., 73.47, Kingsport, Tenn.)
Clemson Individual: Josh Fickes (Jr., 74.13, Beaufort, S.C.)
Clemson Team Rankings: Golfweek #14, Golfstat #17, Golf Coaches #14
Clemson Individual Rankings:
Doc Redman (#17 Golfweek, #32 Golfstat)
Bryson Nimmer (#57 Golfweek, #54 Golfstat)
Carson Young (#85 Golfweek, #63 Golfstat)
Clemson Tee Times: Friday, March 24 (1:40 to 2:20 off #10)
Saturday, March 25 (9:40 to 10:20 off #1)
Sunday, March 26, shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.
Clemson Team Championships: 1983, 1992, 1993, 2010, 2011, 2012
Clemson Medalists at Event: 1992, Mark Swygert, 212; 2010, Ben Martin (Co champion), 210
Notes: In 2012, Clemson set the team record for low score vs. par at the Furman Invitational with a -26 team score, 838. …Clemson won the tournament three consecutive years, 2010, 2011, 2012. …Clemson shot a 272 in the final round in 2011 and 2012 to win the event….Clemson enters the Furman Invitational on a school record three tournament winning streak. Clemson is 54-0 against the other schools in the last three events combined and 85-23 for the year….Freshman Doc Redman has counted towards Clemson’s team score in all 21 rounds he has played this year…Austin Langdale needs two birdies to reach the 300 mark for his career….classmate Carson Young needs 11 birdies to reach 300 for his career.