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Stephenson Finishes 58th at NCAA National Tournament

Stephenson Finishes 58th at NCAA National Tournament

Clemson, S.C.—Clemson freshman Lauren Stephenson finished 58th after three rounds at the NCAA Women’s Golf National Championship at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday.   She did not make the cut for the fourth and final round of the individual championship.

Stephenson had a three-over-par 75 on Sunday and finished with a three-day total of 221, five-over-par.  She needed to shoot 218 to qualify for a playoff for the final spot in the fourth round.

The native of Lexington, S.C. played the back nine first and found holes 12-14 to be difficult all week.  After a birdie on the par three 11th hole, Stephenson played the next three holes in four-over-par.  She finished strong, playing the last 11 holes in one-under-par, but it was not good enough to make the cut for the last round.   For the 54 holes Stephenson played holes 12-14 in seven-over-par and played the other 15 holes in two under.

Stephenson had rounds of 75-71-75 for the three days.  She played the par five holes in five-under-par, among the top 15 players in the 132-player field.  She was eight over on the par fours and two over on the par threes.  She was also among the top 25 players in the field in total birdies with 10.

Stephenson finishes the year with a team best 108 birdies, a school record for Clemson’s three-year program. Her 73.36 stroke average was the best on the team this year and second best in Clemson history.  She also led the team in under par rounds with eight and rounds at 75 or better with 25.