SC—Clemson freshman Cody Proveaux, the reigning South Carolina Amateur
Champion, finished in a tie for third at the US Open Local Qualifier at
Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg on Monday and will advance to Sectional
qualifying early next month.
had a two under par round of 70 thanks to a solid round that included three
birdies, one bogey and 14 pars. His only bogey came on a par five when he hit
the ball in the water, but he recovered for the bogey.
native of Leesville, SC did not hit the ball in the water on the par five 18th
hole. In fact, he birdied the hole to get under the cutline of the top
five players in the one-day event. He hit his tee shot 340 yards
down the middle, then had a six iron to the middle of the green. He two putted
for the birdie.
also had birdies on the second hole, where he made a 10-foot putt, and the
seventh hole, where he made an eight-footer. Proveaux's course site for
the 36-hole, one day sectional qualifier will be determined at a later
is a starter on Clemson's team and has the third best stroke average on the
team at 73.93. He had a second round 67 at the ACC Tournament last weekend, the
best round by a Tiger at the event.
Mills, a classmate of Proveaux at Clemson, shot a 71 and is an alternate for
the Sectional Qualifying round.