Clemson Tigers News: Men's Golf, Kelly Hester, Amari Robinson

Clemson Men's Golf wins the Chapel Hill Regional as a10-seed, Kelly Hester is named to the watchlist for COTY, and Amari Robinson signs her first pro contract.
Jan 25, 2024; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson forward Amari Robinson (5)
Jan 25, 2024; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson forward Amari Robinson (5) / Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Men’s Golf wins Chapel Hill Regional

Clemson Men’s Golf was solidly above the cut line for the NCAA Championship when 3rd round play was suspended on Tuesday in the Chapel Hill Regional.

They trailed only East Tennessee State, and the top five would advance.

While many would have a ‘just hang on’ perspective, the Tigers went the opposite direction, to positive effect.

Clemson won the regional with a team score of -25, besting ETSU by one stroke on the final hole of play.

The Tigers were the 10-seed out of 13 programs invited to the regional.

Clemson Women’s Golf coach is a candidate for Coach of the Year

Kelly Hester has been named to the watchlist for the Division I Jackie Steinmann WGCA National Coach of the Year for her work with Clemson Women’s Golf this season

Hester has led the Tigers into the upcoming NCAA Championship in California. She is one of 24 candidates on the list.

Clemson Women’s Basketball alum signs professional contract

Amari Robinson has exhausted her eligibility with Clemson Women’s Basketball and begun her pro career. She has announced that she has signed a professional contract with Lupe Basket, an Italian team that plays in their top league, Serie A.

Other news and notes from around Clemson Athletics:

Clemson Baseball begins their final weekend series of the regular season against Boston College tonight at 6:00 PM at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Clemson Men’s Basketball continues to be involved with transfer candidates. Rutgers transfer Mawot Mog told Jon Rothstein that the Tigers are on his short list of destinations.

Clemson Football has been named to the Super 11 by the Football Writers Association of America.

The honor is bestowed upon athletic departments that are recognized for excellence in media relations. Clemson has been named to the list in eleven of the fifteen seasons it has been awarded.