Greensboro, N.C. — Alice Hewson had rounds of 74 and 76 to lead the Clemson team to a 608 total after two rounds of the 2019 ACC Women’s Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
Hewson’s 150 total leads the Clemson team that stands in 10th place entering the final round. The final round of the tournament will be played on Saturday. The 12 teams played 36 holes on Thursday in anticipation of bad weather on Friday.
Wake Forest has the team lead at nine-under par 567, 11 shots ahead of Florida State. Virginia is in third with a four-over 580, one shot ahead of the Duke Blue Devils. Virginia Tech rounds out the top five with a 36-hole score of 588.
Kelley Hester’s team started out strong in the first round, with Hewson, Ivy Shepherd and Ana Paula Valdes all under-par for the first five holes with five birdies to give Clemson the lead in a very strong field. Shortly after that the wind picked up and it took time for the Tigers to settle back in. In both rounds Clemson struggled on the front nine, playing those nine holes at a combined 35 over par between the two rounds.
Freshman Shepherd started the second round off strong, picking up her second eagle of the season on the par five, 442 yard 10th hole. She finished the day with a 152 after rounds of 77 and 75. Valdes also has a 152 after two rounds. Hewson and Valdes shot the team low round of 74, Hewson’s coming in the first round and Valdes’ coming in the second.
Alexandra Swayne and Gracyn Burgess have scores of 154 and 162, respectively after 36-holes. Freshman Burgess lead the team in birdies with eight between the two rounds with six coming in the first round.
Live scoring will be available on golfstat.com on Saturday. ACC Network Extra also will broadcast the final round on Saturday afternoon from 1:pm to 2:30 pm.