Kennedy Swann

Austin, Texas
High School:

Overview: Two-year starter for Clemson entering her junior year…starter for two Clemson NCAA Tournament teams…already has two seasons that rank in top 15 in Clemson history in stroke average…ranked fourth in Clemson history in career stroke average at 75.10, her +3.40 vs. par is also fourth best…has 14 career rounds at par or better sixth bet in school history….has 14 rounds at par or better for 50 career rounds…fourth in career finish percentage at 51.3 percent…has 36 career counting scores in 47 rounds playing for Clemson….has 120 career birdies, eighth in Clemson history…first midyear transfer in Clemson women’s golf history, she joined the program in January of 2017 and started for the Tigers top 20 team in what should have been her second semester as a high school senior… comes to Clemson from Austin, Texas where she had a lot of experience in national AJGA events….made her mark in first career event, helping Tigers to championship of the UCF Challenge.

In 2017-18: Finished fourth on the team in stroke average at 74.42…second on the team in rounds in the 60s…had eight rounds under par to finish second on the team in that category…played well on par three holes with 3.06 average, 33rd best in the nation and second best in Clemson history for a season…her 74.42 stroke average was 10th best in Clemson history…her nine rounds at par or better were tied for eighth best in school history…registered 56 percent finish percentage…had 72 birdies to rank third on the team and ninth most in a season in school history…her score counted in 19 of 24 rounds…had best score of the day five times…had best performance at the Houston-Dickson where she finished second, helping Clemson to the team championship…had top 10 finish at ACC Tournament with a 218 total after rounds of 72-71-75…had top 25 at NCAA Regional with 216 total, even par…Clemson’s second best player at the ACC Tournament and third best at the NCAA Regional….had at least one under-par round in five of her last six tournaments…shot 72 or better in the first round of five of her last six events.

In 2016-17: Went from playing in high school in fall semester to starting for Clemson‚Äôs top 20 program in the spring semester‚Ķ.played in all eight spring tournaments and had a 75.83 average, fourth best on the team‚Ķhad a 74.71 stroke average entering the NCAA National Tournament, the Rich Harvest Farms course ruined her stroke average, as it did for a lot of players from around the nation….had four under-par rounds and another at par‚Ķscored 75 or better in 15 of her 24 rounds‚Ķgot off to a terrific start, she shot four-under-par 212 at the UCF Challenge and finished 12th‚Ķhad rounds of 72-70-70, so she shot par or better in each of her first three rounds‚Ķthat is still her career best for 54 holes‚Ķshe was Clemson‚Äôs second best player, just three shots behind Alice Hewson in that first event‚ĶClemson won the team title in her first tournament, the first win in Clemson history‚Ķhad season best 10 birdies and her first career eagle at UCF‚Ķher score counted in 16 of 21 rounds and she had the best round of the day five times, pretty strong for someone who should be in high school‚Ķhit .682 fairways in regulation this year and .684 as far as greens in regulation‚ĶClemson‚Äôs best player at the LSU Tiger Classic with 11th place finish after rounds of 74-74-71‚Ķhelped Clemson to program best fifth-place finish at the ACC Championship with rounds of 74-75 in the final two rounds‚Ķher second round 70 was very important in Clemson‚Äôs fifth place finish at NCAA Regional in Athens‚Ķshe finished 43rd with 226 score‚Ķthat second round 70 was her best since 70 in final round of UCF Challenge‚Ķjust 5-2, but she had a 4.92 stroke average on par five holes, second best on the team behind Alice Hewson‚Äôs 4.82‚Ķ.averaged 30.33 putts per round, second best on the team

In High School:   Finished second at last spring’s Texas 6A High School Tournament and was the runner-up at the Jordan Spieth Championship…at the state tournament she had rounds of 74-69 to finish just two shots off the lead…in 104-15 she finished seventh with a 148 total…ranked was 16th best player in the nation overall and number three in state of Texas in her final year at Westlake High School where she played for Chuck Nowland…this past fall she finished second at the Texas Girls Invitational… four-year Academic All-State selection, she was the number-one player on the Westlake High School team all four years of her high school career….won the TJGT Sportsmanship Award in 2016….has considerable experience in national AJGA Tournaments….recorded six top 10 finishes in her 14 AJGA events over the last two years, and had consecutive 16th-place finishes at the AJGA National Girls Tournament….in 2013, as a 14-year old, she won the US Kids World Championship at Pinehurst with a 70…she made a birdie on the 18th hole to win the tournament with a one under par 70.


Personal: Born December 4, 1998 in Lubbock, Texas…majoring in health sciences, pre-professional health at Clemson…


Swann Personality Profile


Who is your favorite Professional Golfer Jason Day

Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf:   Hunter Renfrow (Clemson football receiver who caught winning touchdown pass vs. Alabama in National Championship game)

Favorite Course I Have Played Brackenridge Park in San Antonio, Texas

Course I would like to Play: St. Andrews

All-time Low Round 65 at Brackenridge

My Best Shot Ever: A fade into 12 green at Furman University Course, under one tree and over another off a hard pan lie.

Best Part of My Game: My scrambling. It doesn’t have to be pretty

My Best club is:   My driver

Hole in One Shots (Year, Course, Hole, distance, Iron)

2014, Brackenridge Park, # 15, 98 yards with a gap wedge

2016, Junior PGA Qualifier, #9 from 148 yards with 8 iron

My Dream Foursome is: Myself, Hailey Cooper, Kaitlyn Papp and Kristen Gillman

Who has had the most influence on your athletic career? My swing coach, John Sosa

What is your favorite hobby? Music, by far.


     Kennedy Swann Tournament by Tournament 2016-17

     Date            Tournament                                1-2-3      Par         Tot       Fin

2/5-7          UCF Challenge                    72-70-70        -4       212       12

2/19-20     Sugar Bowl                          78-73-85    +20       236       79

3/11-12     Gator Invitational               74-74-71    +10       220       21

3/24-26     LSU Tiger Invitational       74-74-71       +3       219       11

3/31-2       Clemson Invitational         78-74-76    +12       228       63

4/13-15     ACC Tournament                80-74-75    +13       229       43

5/8-10       NCAA Regional                   78-70-78    +10       226       43

5/19-22     NCAA National                   82-87-81    +34       250     126


     Kennedy Swann Tournament by Tournament 2017-18

     Date            Tournament                                1-2-3      Par         Tot       Fin

9/15-17     Marson Rudolph                 79-75-75    +13       229       68

9/23-25     Schooner Classic               81-69-69       +6       219       41

10/9-10     Betsy Rawls                        78-76-84    +22       238       71

2/12           Reynolds Individual                         73       +1         73       11

2/27           Houston Dickson                             69        -3         69          2

3/10-11     Sun Trust Gator                  72-69-80    +11       221       35

3/23-25     Clemson Invitational         69-76-74       +3       219       32

4/6-7          Bryan National                   76-79-78    +17       233       53

4/21-23     ACC Tournament                72-71-75       +2       218       10

5/7-9          NCAA Regional                   71-70-75         E       216       25

Kennedy Swann Career Statistics

   Year          Trn    Rd     Stks    60s   75-     Par    -Par        Avg   10  BR    BT

2016-17    8   24   1820        0     15        1         4   75.83      0  70 212

   2017-18 10   26   1935        5     16        1         8   74.42      2  69 216

Totals       18   50   3755        5     31        2      12   75.10      2  69 212