A decade ago, Stephen Behr was part of the vaunted high school class of 2011 that produced Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Daniel Berger and several others who have had success in professional golf.
Behr never tried to put his name on that list, even if the stats suggest he had as good a chance as anyone.
Stephen Behr Photo: Chris Keane, Copyright USGA
Coming out of Florence, South Carolina, as the second-best junior in the state and among the top 20 in the country, Behr starred at Clemson where he led the Tigers in stroke average three of the four years he played. The only other Clemson player in the past 30 years to lead the team in stroke average their freshman and sophomore years was Kyle Stanley, who has since won twice on the PGA Tour. In Behr’s senior year he was All-ACC and an All-American, earning the Byron Nelson Award for being the top college senior who also excelled in the classroom and the community – he graduated with a 3.93 GPA in accounting. After listening to him talk, there is little doubt ...
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