Four Tigers in Top 100 of Latest PGA College Rankings – Official Clemson Tigers Track Site

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CLEMSON, SC – Clemson is the only golf program in the country with four players ranked in the top 100 of the PGA University Rankings presented by Velocity Global. The latest rankings were posted on the PGA Tour website on Wednesday.

Seniors Jacob Bridgeman, Kyle Cottam, Colby Patton and Zack Gordon are all ranked in the top 80 in the country according to the latest rankings which take into account the college, amateur and professional tournaments that college students have participated in over the past year.

Bridgeman is ranked 14th overall. The Inman, SC native is averaging 69.67 strokes this year, 35th best in the country. His 62 in the second round at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate on 9/11 are tied for the nation’s best round this year. His career stroke average of 70.74 is the second in Clemson history behind Doc Redman’s 70.70.

Cottam is ranked 36th in the latest PGA University ranking. Knoxville native Tenn. has averaged 70.67 strokes so far this year, second on Team Clemson behind Bridgeman. Cottam opened the year with a fifth place finish at the Maui Jim, the best individual result by a Clemson golfer so far this year.

Patton is ranked 67th in the PGA University Rankings as of Nov. 3. The Fountain, Inn, SC native has averaged 72.50 strokes so far this year in two events. He was 19th in the season opener in Maui Jim and has a career stroke average of 72.77 for 33 tournaments and 101 rounds.

Gordon is third on the team in stroke average so far this year with a figure of 70.78 and ranks 80th in the latest PGA University odds. The Gaffney, SC native reached the Amateur North-South semi-finals last summer and landed the winning putt to give Clemson the ACC Championship last April.

Ten schools are tied for second behind Clemson with three top 100 players each. These schools are Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Pepperdine, Stanford, Liberty, San Francisco, Vanderbilt, and LSU.

Clemson has completed his fall program and returns to the team course at Albany Collegiate in the Bahamas on February 14.


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