Clemson, S.C.—Clemson freshman Alice Hewson shot a second round 73 on Monday and continues to lead the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C. Clemson is in third place as a team in the 17-team event entering the final round on Tuesday.
Wake Forest has the 36-hole lead with a 580 score, four-over-par. The Missouri Tigers are in second place at 581, followed by the Clemson Tigers at 584. Host school Furman is fourth at 585 and New Mexico is fifth at 588.
Hewson shot a one-over-par 73 on Monday and has a 140 total for the first 36 holes, two shots better than Michelle Butler of Missouri. Hewson’s opening round 67 was one stroke off the Lady Paladin Invitational record and was the second lowest round in Clemson women’s golf history. She has played five rounds as a Clemson women’s golfer and already has the top two low scores in school history.
While Hewson is in the lead individually, it was teammate Sloan Shanahan who had the top round of the day among the Clemson women with an even-par 72. She was the only player in the field to play the par four holes at two-under par on Monday. The Clemson junior has had consecutive even par rounds and is in a tie for sixth place in the medalist race.
Freshman Lauren Stephenson continues to play well and also had a one over par 73 on Monday. She is in 15th place after two rounds with a 147 total.
Marisa Messana shot a 76 on Monday and stands in 45th place with a 153 total, while Lauren Salazar had an 80 on Monday and has a 157 total for two rounds.
Clemson junior Jessica Hoang is playing as an individual in this tournament and is in a tie for 15th place at 147 after two rounds. She had an opening round 73 and followed that with a 74 on Monday. She was two-under-par on the par three holes on Monday, tied for the best in the field. She had four birdies in the round.
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