UTC Men's Golf BIO
 J.T. Clendenin
  • Transferred from Birmingham-Southern during the summer of 2007
  • Won the 2009 Signal Mountain Invitational by one stroke with an eight-under par 205 beating five-time champion and former University of Georgia golfer Michael Morrison
  • Shot a two-under par 68 to qualify for the 2008 NGA Hooters Tour Classic at Kings Creek at Kings Creek Golf Club in Spring Hill, Tenn., firing a two-under par 68 to follow his opening round 77, but missed the cut

Graduated in May...played in all 12 events, one as an individual...four par or better rounds with a low of 69 in the second round of the Administaff Augusta State Invitational...best finish was tied for 19th at the Gator SunTrust Invitational shooting 218...matched the 218 later in the Spring in Augusta...shot the Mocs' low round at the SoCon Championship with a 70 (-2) in the second round...21 of 32 rounds counted to team score.

Played as an individual at the Aldila Scenic City Invitational and John Hayt Collegiate...finished tied for 51st shooting a five-over par 221at Aldila Scenic City...tied for 40th, and third best Chattanooga finish with Jonathan Hodge, at John Hayt with a 14-over par 230 in tough conditions at Sawgrass C.C....one par or better round.

J.T. competed in just three events in the Fall, but he was a mainstay in the lineup during the Spring playing in all eight tournaments...notched three top 10 finishes in the Spring...best finish was tied for sixth against a strong Linger Longer Invitational field with a one-under par 215...shot two-under par (214) to finish tied for eighth at the Bank of America Intercollegiate...finished tied for seventh at Southern Conference Championship...carded three rounds in the 60's with a low of 66 (-6) at the Linger Longer...10 of his 12 par/better rounds came in his eight spring starts...ranked No. 223 in Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index...18 of 27 rounds counted to team score.

2006-07 (Birmingham-Southern)
Big South Conference Freshman of the Year...Clendenin ranked second on the team in scoring average (73.5) playing 28 of 34 rounds (10 tournaments)...led the team with five top 10 finishes and tied for a team-best two top fives...had the Panthers low round of the year with a 66 at the BSC Spring Invitational...had six rounds in the 60's...won the BSC Invitational with an nine-under par 207...shot eight-under par 205 with three rounds in the 60's (69-69-67) to finish third at the Buffalo Rock/Southern Showdown...finished in the top 20 in eight of 10 events played...had 10 par/better rounds...three-time Big South Conference Golfer of the Week.

Attended Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga....won his region tournament as a sophomore...led the Hoyas to four consecutive region titles.

Born Sept. 6, 1987 in Kennesaw, Ga....the son of Tom Clendenin and Susan Clendenin...full name is John Thomas...brother Josh, a JUCO All-American at Okaloosa-Walton (Fla.) C.C., played catcher at Stetson...majoring in marketing.


Year              Rounds      Avg      60's    Par/Better    Top 10's     Best 54-hole

2006-07 (BSC)    28         73.46       6            10                5               207 (-9)

2007-08              31         73.26       3            12                3               214 (-2)

2008-09               6          75.17       0             1                0              221 (+5)

2009-10              34         75.74       1             4                0              218 (+2)

Totals                99         74.28      10            27                8               207 (-9)

Year: Senior
Hometown: Acworth, Ga.
High School: Harrison HS/Birmingham Southern
Experience: Transfer
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