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Jan 22, 2019

Hewson to Play in Augusta National Women’s Amateur

Clemson, SC – Clemson golfer Alice Hewson will be one of 72 women’s amateurs from around the world to compete in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Hewson qualified for the prestigious tournament through her Women’s World Amateur ranking at the conclusion of 2018. She is currently ranked 37th.

The 54-hole event will take place over April 3-6, 2019. The first two rounds, April 3-4, will be played at the Island and Bluff nines at Champions Retreat Golf Club. After 36 holes the field will be cut to the top 30 players. On Friday, April 5, all 72 women in the field will play a practice round at the Augusta National Course. On Saturday, April 6, the 30 players who made the cut will compete for the championship.

NBC Sports will produce and broadcast three hours of final round coverage (noon to 3 p.m.) from Augusta National. Golf Channel will also provide coverage of the event during the week.

Hewson, a senior from Berkhamsted, England, holds virtually every Clemson women’s golf record. Those records include the Clemson marks for stroke average (72.63), top 10 finishes (14), rounds in the 60s (16), rounds under-par (38) and birdies (323).

The only Clemson women’s golfer to earn All-ACC honors three times, Hewson was a member of the GB&I Curtis Cup teams of 2016 and 2018, and the Vagliano Trophy teams of 2015 and 2017.  She has won three times at Clemson, more than any other player, and her score has counted towards the Clemson team score in 104 of 105 career rounds.

Hewson has led Clemson to the NCAA Tournament each of the last three years, including 2017 when the team reached the national tournament for the first time and finished 20th. This year Clemson is ranked 22nd in the nation by Golfweek and 23rd in the Coach’s poll.

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Growing up I never ever thought it was even possible to receive a little green and gold letter in the post…Augusta National here I come!! @anwagolf #augustanational #clemsonwgolf #englandgolf #thisgirlgolfs #wheelbarrow

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