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Clemson in Third Place Entering Final Round in Oklahoma

Clemson in Third Place Entering Final Round in Oklahoma

Clemson, S.C.—Marisa Messana shot a career best 68 and Alice Hewson added a one under par 70 to lead Clemson to a second round team score of 285 and a third place standing after two rounds of the Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Okla.   The 12 teams played 36 holes on Saturday, just the second time in the four-year history of the Clemson women’s golf program that 36 holes were played at the same tournament.  The event concludes with 18 holes on Sunday.

Florida State has the team lead at 19 under par 549 on the par 71 course that is the home of the University of Oklahoma golf program.  Alabama is second with a  557 total, 11 under par.  Clemson is third at 566 after rounds of 281-285 on Saturday.  The 281 score in the first round was the lowest 18-hole team score in Clemson women’s golf history.

Hewson is Clemson’s top player through two rounds with a 136 score.  That is the lowest 36-hole score in Clemson history.  The sophomore who was the ACC Rookie of the Year last year shot an opening round 66, the second lowest score in Clemson history.   She is tied for third place entering the final round, but it just one shot out of first place.  Cheyenne Knight of Alabama and Morgane Metraux of Florida State are tied for first at 135, seven under par.

Hewson’s day included eight birdies and two bogeys, including five birdies and no bogeys in the first round.  She played the par five holes in five under par, tied for the best in the field. 

Messana established her career best round with a 68 in the second round.  She is in a tie for 15th place in the individual race with a 141 score for two rounds.  The junior from Florida started with a 73.  Sydney Legacy had  a strong 36 holes with rounds of 71-72 and she is in a tie for 22nd place in the 66 player field.

Freshman Ana Paula Valdes had rounds of 71-75 and is in a tie for 29th entering the final round.  Senior Sloan Shanahan had a 78 in the first round, but had to withdraw on the back nine of the second round.

Schooner Fall Classic

Belmar Golf Club, Norman, Oklahoma

Scores of September 24, 2016

1.  Florida State 549, 2. Alabama 557,  3.  Clemson 566, 4. Oklahoma 568, 5. Kent State 576, 6.  LSU 579, 7. Iowa State 580, 8. Notre Dame 581, 9.  Texas State 588, 10.  Texas A&M 589, 11. Mississippi State 596, 12.  Kansas 598

Clemson Individuals

3. Alice Hewson 136, 15.  Marisa Messana 141,  22.  Sydney Legacy 143,  29.  Ana Paula Valdes 146,  55.  Sloan Shanahan 78–WD