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Apr 20, 2019

Clemson Golf Finishes Seventh at ACC Championship

Greensboro, N.C. — The Clemson Tigers women’s golf team wrapped up play at the 31st annual ACC Women’s Golf Championship on Saturday, with junior Ana Paula Valdes leading the way with a one-under par 71.

Playing in cloudy conditions but contending with strong swirling winds, the Tigers posted a four-over par 292 in the final round, its best score of the week. Clemson finished with a 36-over par 900 in seventh place out of 12 teams at the Sedgefield Country Club.

Eighth ranked Wake Forest won the tournament with a 14-under par 850, only eight shots better than No. 12 Florida State’s 858.  The third-ranked Duke Blue Devils were two shots ahead of 17th-ranked Virginia who carded a 54-hole score of 870. Louisville rounded out the top five with a 26-over par 890.

Emilia Migliaccio of Wake Forest was the individual champion with a 54-hole score of 205, 11-under par. Migliaccio had a three-stroke lead after the first 36 holes on Thursday and was able to hold it. Teammate Siyun Liu finished second with a nine-under par 207.

Valdes had a strong final round, playing the back nine of the 6,089-yard course at two-under, and playing holes 15-18 at three-under. The Mexico native was half an inch short on making an eagle on 15, finishing the round with 15 holes at par or better. She finished in a tie for 20th with a score of 223 for the three-rounds.

Gracyn Burgess shot the second-best round for Clemson in the ACC Championship, with a final round of 72. The freshman from Lexington, S.C. finished tied for seventh in the field of 60, with 11 birdies for the week. Burgess finished the three-rounds with a total of 234 after back-to-back rounds of 81 on Thursday.

Alice Hewson shot a 224 for the 54 holes and finished in a tie for 23rd place. The senior from England finished her 122nd at round at Clemson with a 74 today. Hewson’s score has counted towards the teams score in 121 of her 122 rounds.

Freshman Ivy Shepherd finished with a 227 thanks to her final round, where she carded a 75. The Peachtree City, Ga. native finished in a tie for 36th. Alexandra Swayne finished in a tie for 50th with a 232.

Clemson will now await its NCAA regional assignment on Wednesday, April 24. The announcement will be made at 5:30 p.m. on Golf Channel. The regional sites for this year’s NCAA Women’s Tournament are Auburn, Ala., Cle Elum, Wash., East Lansing, Mich. And Norman, Okla. The regional tournaments will be played May 6-8.

2019 ACC Championship

Sedgefield Country Club
April 18-20, 2019
Par 72, 6089 yards

Team Results

  1. Wake Forest 850 (-14), 2. Florida State 858 (-6), 3. Duke 868 (+4), 4. Virginia 870 (+6), 5. Louisville 890 (+26), 6. Virginia Tech 896 (+32), 7. Clemson 900 (+36), 8. Miami 901 (+37), 9. North Carolina and NC State 902 (+38), 11. Notre Dame 913 (+49), 12. Boston College 918 (+54).

Clemson Individuals

  1. Ana Paula Valdes 78-74-71/223; 23. Alice Hewson 74-76-74/224; 36. Ivy Shepherd 77-75-75/227; 50. Alexandra Swayne 79-75-78/232; 53. Gracyn Burgess 81-81-72/234.