Clemson golfer Doc Redman said he trusted himself when as he rallied to win the 117th United States Amateur Championship at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., this past Sunday.
Redman won the final three holes with an eagle and two birdies, and defeated University of Texas senior Doug Ghim in 37 holes for the title.
Redman joins Chris Patton as the only Clemson golfers to win the United States Amateur. Patton won the title in 1989 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. Patton’s son Colby will be one of Redman’s freshman teammates on the Clemson team this year.
Redman was two-down to Ghim with two holes to play. But on the 17th hole, the 35th hole of the match, Redman rolled in a 50-foot eagle putt to cut the margin to one-down. He then hit his second shot on the 18th hole to seven feet right of the cup and made that putt for birdie to square the match.
Watch Redman’s interview with the media on Tuesday