Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: East
Major: Business Administration


Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2018, 2019)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska Class A Individual State Champion (2017)

Sophomore (2018-19)

Patrick Clare made his only appearance of the fall at the Fighting Irish Classic. He fired a 221 (+8) over 54-holes to finish tied for 68th and second among NU golfers. He set a career-low 18-hole score in the first round, shooting a 72 (+1). His three-round score of 221 was also good for his career-low tournament score. Clare finishes the fall with a 73.67 stroke average.

Clare made his lone appearance of the spring as an individual at the Husker Invitational (April 13). Clare finished tied for 34th after carding 75-82 for a 36-hole total of 157 (+15). The Lincoln native finishes his sophomore year with a 75.60 stroke average.

Freshman (2017-18)

Clare appeared in two of Nebraska’s 10 stroke-play tournaments in his freshman campaign. He finished the year with an 81.00 stroke average in five rounds. Clare opened the year at the Badger Invitational, shooting a 236 (+20) to place 91st overall. He also competed in the Hawkeye Invitational as an individual with a score of 169 in the two-day tournament. 

Off the course, he earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters. He was also a member of the 2018 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. 

Before Nebraska

Clare captured the 2017 Nebraska Class A individual state title as a senior for Lincoln East, helping the Spartans to the team crown at Norfolk Country Club. 

Clare, who also won the Capital City tournament, was named the Lincoln Journal Star Boys Golfer of the Year and Super-State captain in 2017. He was a two-time Super-State team member and three-time all-city honoree. 

In 2016, Clare took sixth individually at the state tournament, helping East to a fourth-place team finish.

Clare finished fourth at the Nebraska Junior Amateur in 2016 and 2017, while making the semifinals of the Nebraska Junior Match Play in 2015 and the quarterfinals in 2017. He was selected to the Nebraska-Kansas Junior Cup Team from 2015 to 2017. Clare also tied for the low round at a Future Collegiate World Tour event in the fall of 2015 in Lawrence, Kan. 

An honor roll student, Clare was a member of the National Honor Society and compiled a 4.2 grade-point average during his time at East.


Patrick is the son of Dave and Tana Clare, and was born on Nov. 12, 1998. Dave played football for Nebraska from 1985 to 1988, and is one of NU’s team physicians. Patrick’s grandfather, Pat Clare, played football from 1957 to 1961 and was Nebraska’s long-time team orthopedist. Patrick has one brother, Thomas. 

Patrick is majoring in business administration and earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2019. He has claimed four spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018 and 2019.


Year Rounds Strokes Average
2017-18 5 405 81.00
5 378 75.60
Career Totals 10 783 78.30

Career Bests
Low Round - 75 (Husker Invitational, 4/13/19)

Low 54-Hole Score - 221 (Fighting Irish Classic, 10/8/18)
Best Tournament Finish - T-34th (Husker Invitational, 4/13/19)
Rounds Under Par - 0

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