Clemson, S.C.—Sloan Shanahan tied her career best with a three under par 69 on Sunday, helping Clemson to a three-under par-team round score of 285, and a 10th place finish at the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, N.C. Clemson finished in a tie for with host school UNC Wilmington with a score of 889.
The tournament concluded Clemson’s fall schedule with a 48-17-2 record in terms of head to head competition for the four fall tournaments.
Second-ranked Duke won the tournament with an 855 score, an 11-shot victory over second-place Notre Dame, who was at 866. Oklahoma State was third at 867. Clemson finished ahead of 14th ranked Virginia by one shot in the 18-team field that included 12 top 40 teams according to the latest Golfweek/Sagarin poll.
Clemson’s three-under par score of 285 on Sunday was its best total score and score vs. par since Clemson shot a 284 and four-under-par score at the Florida State Matchup on Feb. 24, 2014. Today’s round tied for the fourth best team round in school history in terms of total score and score vs. par.
Shanahan led the way with her three-under-par round, her best round since shooting a 69 at the Lady Paladin Intercollegiate on September 20, 2013. That was just the fourth round of her career. On Sunday, the junior from Georgia had five birdies and just two bogeys. She made birdies on her last two holes of the day, the eighth and nine holes on the course. She finished with a 33 on the front side. She had a 222 total for 54 holes, good enough for 37th place.
Lauren Stephenson also had an under-par round on Sunday with a 71. The freshman had five birdies as well, including holes 13, 15 and 16. She finished the fall with four under-par rounds and another at par in her 12 rounds.
Stephenson finished in a tie for 24th place (220 total) with classmate Alice Hewson, who had an even par 72 on Sunday. Hewson made consecutive birdies on holes #1, 2 and 3 and had a 34 on the front side, her second nine of the day. Hewson finished the fall with six rounds at par-or-better and 11 of her 12 rounds were at 75 or better.
Lauren Salazar had her best round of the tournament on Sunday with a one-over-par 73. The native of California had three birdies and four bogeys and finished with a 235 score for the 54 holes. Junior McKenzie Talbert, playing in her first tournament of the year, finished with a 237 score for the three rounds. Her second round 74 led Clemson that day.
Clemson in Landfall Tradition
October 23-25, 2015
Country Club of Landfall, Wilmington, NC
1. Duke 855, 2. Notre Dame 866, 3. Oklahoma State 867, 4. Michigan State 872, 5. Alabama 882, 6. NC State 885, 7. Wake Forest 886, 8. Purdue 887, 9. South Carolina 888, 10. Clemson and UNC Wilmington 889, 12. Virginia 890, 13. Penn State 892, 14. North Carolina 901, 15 Ohio State 903, 16. UCF 910, 17. Kentucky 922, 18. Elon 927.
24. Lauren Stephenson 220, 24. Alice Hewson 220, 37. Sloan Shanahan 222, 77. Lauren Salazar 235, 83. McKenzie Talbert 237.
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