Clemson, SC – Former Clemson All-American Alice Hewson finished fifth at the qualifying tournament for the Ladies European Tour on Sunday, and earned her tour card for the 2020 season.
Hewson shot a final round 69 at the tournament held in Spain and finished fifth out of 120 players. Her fifthplace finish will place her in the highest category of classification for the tour that will begin in February in New South Wales Australia.
“It was really good out there,” said after her final round. “ I got off to a really solid start and finally started holing some putts in the middle of the round. I had a couple of interesting holes coming in, but I stuck to my game plan the whole time and was aggressive coming down 18. I pulled it off.
“On 18, I had 200 to the pin, but I had a slight mud ball, so I was between whether to go for it or not. I decided to go for it and hit a 3-wood about 35 yards right of the green, under a tree and over a bunker, so it was a challenging third shot, but I hit it to 45 feet and then nearly holed the putt.
“It’s really special to get my full card, especially this year, with how many events the LET will have this year. It’s going to be a great opportunity and I’m excited to get travelling.”
Hewson played for the Tigers from 2015-19 and is regarded as the top player in the program’s short history. She is the owner of 40 Clemson records, including career stroke average (72.63), birdies (301) and underpar rounds (34). Hewson was an honorable mention All-American and three-time All-ACC selection was a three-time All-ACC and Academic All-ACC player. She led Clemson to its first NCAA National Tournament appearance and top 20 final ranking in 2017.