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Feb 07, 2022

Grewal and Shepherd Accept Invitations to Augusta National Women’s Amateur

Clemson, SC — Clemson golfers Savannah Grewal and Ivy Shepherd have accepted invitations to play in the 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur.  The event is regarded as one of the top women’s amateur events in the world, as 39 of the top 40players in the Feb. 2 Women’s World Amateur Rankings have accepted invitations.

Clemson is tied for third for the most representatives in the tournament.  Stanford has five players in the field, while Wake Forest has three.  Clemson, Southern California, Duke, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, San Jose State and Auburn all have two apiece.

Grewal is in her third year at Clemson.  The native of  Ontario, Canada is a veteran of 15 tournaments for the Tigers over the last three years.  This past fall she had a 73.22 stroke average, third on the Clemson team.   Last year she finished third at the Clemson Invitational with a five-under-par 211 score.  Her performance in that tournament included the first hole-in-one in Clemson history.

Shepherd is in her fourth year on the Clemson team as a starter.   She had a 72.25 stroke average this past fall, and her best finish was a third place at the Ruth’s Chris Invitational.     The native of  Peachtree City, Ga. is second in Clemson history in career stroke average with a 72.77 figure for 79 rounds.   She is also third in Clemson history in rounds under par (19),  rounds in the 60s (9), and birdies (236).

Shepherd and Grewal will be the second and third Clemson golfers to play in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.  Alice Hewson finished 10th at the 2019 tournament with a 217 score.

The 54-hole event will feature two rounds at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.  on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31.  The entire field (71 players as of Feb. 2)  will play a practice round on Friday, April 1 at Augusta National.

The 30 players with the low scores after the first two rounds, will play in the final round on the Augusta National course on Saturday, April 2.  NBC Sports will broadcast three hours of live coverage (noon to 3 p.m.) on April 2.