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Hoang Leads Clemson at Lady Puerto Rico Classic

Hoang Leads Clemson at Lady Puerto Rico Classic

Clemson, S.C.—Jessica Hoang shot a one-over-par 73 to lead the Clemson team for the second straight day at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic on Tuesday.      Clemson finished 16th at the tournament played at Rio Mar Country Club in El Grande, Puerto Rico.  It was the first tournament of the spring for the Tiger women.

Georgia won the tournament with a 867 score, while Arkansas was second at 870. Clemson had a 307 score on Tuesday, 12th best in the field of 16 teams and had a 924 total for the three days.

Hoang, a junior, had rounds of 81-72-73 to finish with a 226 total, tied for 34th.  She played the back nine on Tuesday in one under par 35 and had three birdies on the day.  A double bogey on the seventh hole prevented her or an under par round. 

Hoang had the low score of the day in two of the three rounds, the first time she has done that in her career.  She  now has a 73.25 stroke average in the final round this year, best on the team.  Hoang finished the tournament with seven birdies, best among Clemson golfers.

Lauren Stephenson opened the tournament with a one under par 71, then finished with scores of 77-78 for the 54 hole event.  The freshman from Lexington, S.C.  also finished 34th with a 226 score, 10-over-par.

Alice Hewson, Clemson’s stroke average leader coming into the spring, had rounds of 73-79-78 for a 229 score, 1-over-par. The freshman from the United Kingdom had six birdies during the tournament and finished 48th

Sloan Shanahan had a 79 on Tuesday and finished with a 243 total, while sophomore transfer Sydney Legacy had an 83 on Tuesday, and finished at 251.

Clemson returns to action his coming Sunday at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational in New Orleans.

Lady Puerto Rico Classic

Rio Mar Country Club

El Grande, Puerto Rico

Feb. 14-16, 2016

Team Results

1.Georgia 867, 2. Arkansas 870, 3. Texas Tech 878, 4. Iowa State 884, 5. Kent State 886, Northwestern 886, 7. Augusta 891, TCU 891, 9. Louisville 898, 10. NC State 902, 11. Maryland 912, 12. Auburn 914, 13. Michigan 916, 14. Purdue 918, 15. Indiana 921, 16.  Clemson 924.

Clemson Individuals

34. Jessica Hoang 226,  34.  Lauren Stephenson 226, 48.  Alice Hewson 229, 81. Sloan Shanahan 243,  87.  Sydney Legacy 251