Overall: Burgess comes to Clemson from Lexington High School in Lexington, S.C., the same school that sent 2018 senior and All-ACC player Sydney Legacy to Clemson….ranked No .1 in the state of South Carolina by the South Carolina Junior Golf Association….ranked #1 in South Carolina and #33 in class of 2018 by Golfweek… played on two state championship teams and two that have finished second…..finished third individually at the state championship in 2017 and second in 2016…. three-time all-state selection.
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.