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Clemson Just Seven Shots Off Lead at Bryan National

Clemson Just Seven Shots Off Lead at Bryan National

Clemson, S.C.—Sydney Legacy had consecutive rounds of 73 to lead the Clemson team to consecutive team rounds of 297 and a tie for seventh place with state rival South Carolina after two rounds of the 2018 Bryan National Collegiate at Bryan Park National Golf Club near Greensboro, NC.

Seventeen teams, including 11 from the ACC and the SEC will attempt to play 18 holes and finish the tournament on Saturday. The weather forecast in Greensboro calls from rain all day. If that is the tournament is rained out Saturday the field will conclude the tournament on Sunday.

Clemson is tied for seventh place as a team, but is just seven shots off the team lead. North Carolina has that lead with an 11-over-par score of 587, one shot ahead of Furman and two shots ahead of Auburn and Wake Forest. The field includes six top 25 teams and 11 top 50 teams.

Clemson shot nine-over-par 297 in each round to finish at 594. It marked just the fourth time in history that Clemson shot the same score in consecutive rounds, just the second time it has been done in the same day.

Legacy stands in ninth place at two-over-par 146. Her first round included the second eagle of her career on the par five 11th hole that measures 490 yards. Her second round included three birdies and four bogeys.

Alice Hewson had the best round of the day for Clemson with an even par 72 in the first round. She added a 75 in the second round and stands in 13th place at 147. The junior All-ACC player who leads Clemson in stroke average this year had three birdies and three bogeys in the first round.

Ana Paula Valdes had an opening round 78 and was Clemson’s non-counter for the first time all year. But, she came back in the second round to tie for team honors with a 73. The sophomore from Mexico is in 38th place with a 151 total.

Marisa Messana had consecutive rounds of 76 and is at eight-over-par 152 after two rounds, good enough for 43rd place. Messana closed her first round with three consecutive birdies, the first time she has done that in her four-year career. She had seven birdies for the day, more than any other Clemson player and tied for fifth in the field of 95 golfers.

Kenndy Swann had rounds of 76 and 79 on Friday. Her first round included an eagle on the 11th hole, the second eagle of her career. She combined with Legacy to make Clemson the only team to have two eagles on the day.

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