Overview: Veteran of 10 tournaments and 28 rounds in her career entering the spring of 2020…has three career rounds in the 60s with six rounds at par-or-better…has 87 career birdies in those 28 rounds…career best is 66 at Gator Invitational on March 9, 2019… starter in nine of the 11 tournaments as a freshman, she was fourth on the team in stroke average overall…looks to make a big impact on the Clemson team in her second season.
Fall 2019: Played in one tournament in the fall and was Clemson’s second best performer at the White Sands Invitational in the Bahamas….shot an even-par 216 for a 14th place finish…had rounds of 68-77-71 on the par 72 course…her first round 68 was second best round of the fall by a Clemson player and best by a Clemson golfer at the White Sands Invitational…had nine birdies and an eagle in the tournament…her 216 score was the fifth best 54-hole tournament by a Clemson golfer in the fall.
In 2018-19: Had a 74.96 stroke average as a freshman to rank fourth on the team…had two rounds in the 60s, for her only rounds under par for the year, but also had five rounds at even par, most on the team…had 78 birdies, she ranked third on the team, one ahead of senior All-ACC player Alice Hewson…had her career best round 66 at the Gator Invitational on March 9 in the second round of the day…that was the third best score all year by a Clemson women’s golfer…showed what she was cable of with a final round 69 in the Schooner Classic, her fifth career round…finished with a solid 217 at that event in Oklahoma…had best finish of the fall at the Reynolds Plantation Invitational where she was 28th as an individual with a 229 score…had 218 score at the Gator Invitational where she had that second round 66 on the difficult Gator Course…finished 35th overall…had two even par scores of 72 at the Clemson Invitational, two of her five even par scores on the season…played well in the final rounds of the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament with rounds of 72…Clemson’s second best player in final round of ACC Tournament and best player in final round of NCAAs at Auburn….in fact that 72 in final round was best in any round by a Clemson player at NCAAs…had season best 11 birdies in three tournaments, including the ACC Tournament…struggled in opening rounds with 76,1 average, but solid 74.0 in final rounds…had best round of the day three times and her score counted in 16 of 20 team rounds.
Fall 2018: Fourth on the team in stroke average for the fall with a 73.63 average…played in three of the four tournaments…had one under-par rounds and one round at par…had 28 birdies to rank third on the team, including 11 at the Battle at the Beach and 10 at the Schooner Classic…had third round 69 at Schooner Classic for her top round of the fall…finished 29th at the Battle at the Beach for her top tournament finish to help Clemson to a fourth place…fourth among Clemson golfers in each of her three tournaments…had strong 72.3 stroke average in final rounds of tournaments…had 4.04 stroke average on par four holes, best on the Clemson team for the fall…her score counted in six of eight rounds.
Prior to Clemson: As a senior, Burgess was named the SCJGA Player of the Year and the CGA Player of the Year…. a member of the SCJGA Can-Am team as well….Lexington team won the 5A State championship as a senior, she finished third individually… named all-state, won the region championship… qualified for USGA 4-ball Women’s Amateur Championship…as a junior, 5A State Team Champions, she was second individually at the state tournament….team won the Region Championship…qualified for USGA Jr. Girls Championship… CGA Twin States Champion, she had a 67 in that tournament.… first female junior golfer to win the CGA Twin States, the CGA Vicki Disantis Championship and the CBA Junior Girls Championship in the same year…. WSCGA Junior Champion…The State Paper’s Midlands Golfer of the Year, The Lexington Chronicle Co-Female athlete of the Year…region runner-up individually at the boys tournament as a junior….as a sophomore, Lexington was 4A state runner-up…named all-state individually… qualified for USGA Jr. Girls Championship…ranked #2 in State Rankings…as a freshman, team won 4A State Championship… qualified for USGA Jr. Girls Championship as a freshman…also played soccer and was starting goalkeeper for the varsity girls team…played her high school golf for Brandon Smith.
Personal: Born Gracyn Lee Burgess in Columbia, SC on Jan. 10, 2000 in Columbia, SC…daughter of Stephanie and Terry Burgess…member of the National Honor Society.