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Oct 28, 2019

Burgess, Grewal Lead Tigers in First Round of White Sands Invitational

First Round Scores

Pairings

The Clemson women’s golf team opened up the first day of competition at the White Sands Invitational in Nassau, Bahamas with a 288 team score and three individuals shooting even par or better. The Tigers finish the afternoon in solo fourth behind #3 Texas, #17 Arkansas and #24 Houston. Clemson will continue the second round of the 54-hole tournament tomorrow with shotgun tee times beginning at 8 a.m.

Gracyn Burgess, who is golfing out of the top spot, shot a four-under par 68 to lead the Tigers in her first fall tournament action. Her opening round performance was enough to place her in a two-way tie for second on the individual leaderboard with Karen Fredgaard of Houston and two shots behind tournament leader Sophie Guo of Texas. Burgess’ four birdies and 14 pars on the afternoon made her one of two individuals in the field to not concede a bogey throughout the first round. 

Savannah Grewal followed close behind Burgess, firing an opening round two-under par 70. Grewal’s two-under par effort makes it her best round of the fall season as she sits in an eighth place tie with three other competitors. 

Mimicking her recent success, Ivy Shepherd opened up the first round in the Bahamas with an even par 72. Starting on hole seven, she began her round with a bogey before adding three birdies and two additional bogeys on her scorecard. Shepherd rounded out Clemson golfers within the top-25 of the individual leaderboard, sitting in a tie for 21st place after the first 18 holes. 

Ana Paula Valdes and Alexandra Swayne shot scores of 78 and 80 respectively with Valdes’ score closing out Clemson’s first round. Callista Rice, who is golfing as an individual, shot a six-over par score. 

As a unit, the Tigers lead the field for scoring on par threes with a one-under mark throughout the first round while simultaneously ranking in the top-five for par five scoring with a three-under par score. 

Live scoring for the second round can be found on Golf Stat

 

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