Proveaux Finishes 3rd At U.S. Collegiate

CLEMSON, S.C. (CU SID) — Cody Proveaux shot a three-under-par 69, his eighth under-par round of the fall, and finished third individually to lead Clemson to a 10th place team finish at the U.S. Collegiate at the Golf Club of Georgia on Sunday. The Tigers improved from 14th to 10th with a 284 team score on Sunday, as three Tigers posted under par rounds. Texas won the event with an 843 score for the three days, one shot better than Virginia. LSU was third at 857 and Wake Forest was fourth at 858. The 15-team field included 11 top 25 teams, including six in the top 12. Clemson finished just six shots behind second-ranked Georgia Tech and beat third ranked Stanford by eight shots. The Tigers also beat perennial national championship contender Oklahoma State by 20 shots on Sunday. Proveaux continued his outstanding fall with his second straight round in the 60s. He finished with a 54-hole score of 209 to finish in third place. It was the best tournament finish of his career and his second top four finish this fall. He had rounds of 73-67-69 and had 15 birdies for the weekend, tied for second in the field of 79 golfers. His second round five under par 67 was the best of his career. Miller Capps and Carson Young both had scores of one-under-par 71 on Sunday to help the Tigers to the 284 team score, the seventh under-par team round of the year for Larry Penley‘s Tigers. Capps had two birdies, one bogey and 15 pars, while Young‘s score was his best of the fall by five shots. The sophomore is recovering from summer knee surgery. Stephen Behr had a one-over par 73 on Sunday and was Clemson‘s second best player for the tournament with a 218 score for the 54 holes. He had three birdies and four bogeys on Sunday. Billy Kennerly had a 74 on Sunday and finished with a 221 score for the three rounds. He had consistent performances of 73-74-74. Clemson at U.S. Collegiate Golf Club of Georgia Lakeside Course Alpharetta, Georgia Team scores: 1. Texas 843, 2. Virginia 844, 3. LSU 857, 4. Wake Forest 858, 5. UCLA 860, 6. Auburn 861, 7. Georgia Tech and Washington 862, 9. Texas A&M 863, 10. Clemson 868, 11. Iowa 869, 12. East Tennessee State 875, 13. Stanford 876, 14. Oklahoma State 880, 15. Kent State 892. Clemson Individuals 3. Cody Proveaux 209; 32. Stephen Behr 218; 50. Billy Kennerly 221; 57. Miller Capps 223; 71. Carson Young 231.

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