Clanton tied for 17th at the 2019 Junior Invitational. Following last year’s tournament, he finished third at the AJGA Junior at Naples. He was the third-youngest player in the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur field. Clanton, who is home-schooled, captured two AJGA and four FJT tournament victories in 2018. In 2017, he won the AJGA Junior at Blue Hills and the South Florida Junior Open.