Clemson Tigers News: Women's Golf 2nd at ACC Championship, Adam Kissayi

Clemson Women's Golf advanced to the finals of the ACC Championship and were declared runners-up and Football loses their first post-spring transfer.
Clemson defensive end Adam Kissayi (98) during the Spring football game in Clemson, S.C.
Clemson defensive end Adam Kissayi (98) during the Spring football game in Clemson, S.C. / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

Clemson Women’s Golf finishes as runner-up at ACC Championship

Clemson Women’s Golf defeated Virginia 3-2 in the semifinals of match play at the ACC Championship and advanced to the final with Wake Forest.

Unfortunately, the weather intervened, forcing a delay that resulted in four of the five pairings incomplete when darkness forced play to stop for the day.

Per the rules of the ACC, Wake Forest was declared the champion since they were the leaders at the end of stroke play. Clemson officially finished second.

While it is frustrating that the Tigers did not get their chance to rally for the win, Wake is a deserving champion. The Deacons did win the only completed pairing and held the lead in two others when play stopped.

It was an overall very successful weekend for the Tigers. They made Clemson Nation proud.

Clemson Football loses first post-spring transfer

Adam Kissayi, a freshman defensive end early enrollee from Palm Bay, Florida, entered the transfer portal yesterday and departed from Clemson Football following one spring with the program.

Before the end of the day, he announced that he was transferring to Minnesota. Kissayi had verbally committed to the Golden Gophers before flipping his commitment to the Tigers last summer.

Kissayi was more than likely a lock to redshirt as a freshman, so his departure does not create immediate concerns for depth in the defensive ends group.

It is a strange transfer, however, considering that it was fairly well known at the time of Kissayi’s commitment that he was not likely to grab significant playing time immediately and would need development.

Other news and notes from around Clemson Athletics

Clemson Women’s Lacrosse defeated Pittsburgh 18-15 to advance to the next round of the ACC Tournament. The Tigers will next face Notre Dame at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday.

Clemson Softball lost their last game in South Bend 6-5 to the Irish. The Tigers brought a rally to take the lead in the top of the 9th inning but couldn’t hold Notre Dame from scoring the winning runs.

Clemson Men’s Golf finished stroke play at the ACC Championship in 10th place. They did not qualify for the next round of competition.