Clemson Opens Season at Tennessee Intercollegiate

Clemson Opens Season at Tennessee Intercollegiate

Clemson, SC—The Clemson men’s golf team will open its 2023-24 season at the Tennessee Intercollegiate at Tennessee National Golf Club in Knoxville, TN on Friday. The Tigers will compete in the 54-hole event against 13 other schools from around the nation.

This will be Clemson’s first appearance in the Tennessee Intercollegiate.

The tournament will be played Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sept 8-10 on a course that has been ranked in the top 10 in the state of Tennessee. The field includes SEC schools Tennessee, Mississippi and Mississippi and ACC schools Clemson and Virginia Tech. The Big 12 is represented by new member Cincinnati and the field also includes Big 10 teams Wisconsin and Nebraska.

East Tennessee State, North Florida, South Florida, Charlotte, Toledo and UCONN round out the field.

Clemson is coming off an NCAA Tournament season in which it missed qualifying for the national tournament by just once shot after losing a playoff against Texas A&M.   Jordan Byrd’s team returns five players who were starters at one time or another last year.   

Leading the way will be Andrew Swanson, a junior who had a 71.39 stroke average last year.  He had nine rounds in the 60s and 14 under-par  rounds overall.  His sophomore year included medalist honors at the Ka’anapali Classic in Hawaii when he had a score of of 18-under-par 195, a Clemson record for strokes under par in a 54-hole event.  That included a final round 63.

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