By way of his summer triumph at the Southern Amateur, Gig Harbor’s
Kyle Stanley received a sponsor’s exemption to play in this week’s
Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Golf Club.
No, it had nothing to do with the fact Stanley plays on the same Clemson men’s squad as Palmer’s grandson, Sam Saunders.
Stanley, a junior, has already announced he’s turning professional
sometime after the NCAA Division I men’s championships in April.
Currently Stanley, who graduated from Bellarmine Prep in 2006, leads
Clemson with his 71.44-stroke average. He won