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Tigers 14th After 1st Round

Tigers 14th After 1st Round

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s golf team shot a 308, 20-over par in Friday’s opening round at the Mason Rudolph Invitational in Franklin, Tenn. and sit in 14th place out of 15 teams.

Redshirt sophomore Lauren Salazar led the way for the Tigers, shooting even par on the par 72 Vanderbilt Legends Club South Course. Her day included two bogeys and two birdies as she played the number-one position in the lineup for the second consecutive tournament. She was one of only 15 players to shoot even par or better in the opening round. The native of Santa Clara, Calif. is tied for 12th place individually.

Sophomore Sloan Shanahan followed Salazar, shooting a three over par round of 75. The round of 75 was her second consecutive, as she also shot a 75 in the final round of the Powerade Cougar Classic on Tuesday. Freshmen Riley Lovorn and Marisa Messana shot eight-over par and nine-over par respectively. Sophomore Jessica Hoang shot a ten-over par 82 and sophomore McKenzie Talbert, playing as an individual, shot an 11-over par 83.

LSU leads the field after posting a three-under par round of 285. LSU’s Elise Bradley leads individually after shooting four-under par on Friday.

In Saturday’s second round Clemson will play with Lamar and Michigan State with the groups teeing off in 10 minute increments from 9:05- 9:45 AM central time off the 10th tee. McKenzie Talbert will tee off at 10:05 AM, also off the 10th tee.