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Hewson Named to GB&I Curtis Cup Team

Hewson Named to GB&I Curtis Cup Team

Clemson, S.C.—Clemson freshman Alice Hewson has been named to the Great Britain & Ireland team for the Curtis Cup Matches that will be played June 10-12 at the Dun Laoghaire Golf Club near Dublin, Ireland.  Hewson is one of eight players on the team that will face the United States in the biennial transatlantic women’s amateur competition. 

Hewson, the second youngest player on the GB&I team, has led Clemson in stroke average this year with a 73.11 figure. She has played in all nine tournaments and 27 rounds, and has three top 10 finishes.  That includes victories in each of her first two events, the Cougar Classic in Charleston and the Furman Invitational in Greenville.    She is the only golfer in Clemson history, male or female, to win her first two tournaments.

One of those rounds in the 60s was a 65 in the second round of her career at  the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall.  That 65 is the low round in Clemson history by two shots. The second best round is a 67 shot by Hewson during her victory at the Furman Invitational.

“What an amazing accomplishment for Alice,” said Head Coach J.T. Horton.  “This was a big goal of hers and she deserves this opportunity. She will be a tremendous representative of the GB&I team. We in the Clemson Family are very proud of Alice!”

From an amateur ranking standpoint, Hewson is currently 36th in the World, and 74th in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin NCAA collegiate rankings.  She qualified for the team automatically due to her world amateur ranking.  She has also played for England in the Vagliano Trophy competition.

The complete GB&I team includes Hewson (Clemson), Maria Dunne, Bronte Law (UCLA), Meghan MacLaren (Florida International), Leona Maguire (Duke), Olivia Mehaffey (Arizona State in 16-17), Rochelle Morris and Charlotte Thomas.

Hewson will next be in action at the NCAA Women’s Regional Championship at Shoal Creek in Birmingham, Ala. where she will be a part of the Clemson team.  Clemson is one of 18 teams in the field for the regional.  The top six teams in that regional will advance to the NCAA National Tournament in Oregon May 20-25.