Chapel Hill, N.C. – After 54 holes of competition, the Clemson women’s golf team wrapped up the final round of the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational in 12th place. As a team, Clemson finished 13-over through three rounds, going 295-288-294 on the par-72 course. The Tigers stayed put in 12th place for all three rounds of play in Chapel Hill.
Savannah Grewal and Ivy Shepherd both played one-under par golf to lead the team in their final round of competition. Grewal, who golfed out of the top spot for the first time this weekend, made two birdies and one bogey on the afternoon, both birdies coming back-to-back on the fifth and sixth hole. Shepherd would find her score the same way, knocking in a birdie on both the front and back nine with only one bogey finding her scorecard.
Ana Paula Valdes finished the day with a three-over par, 75 score. Valdes started the day off on hole 10, but opened her final round with bogeys on the first two holes. After draining a birdie and bogey on holes 13 and 15 respectively, Valdes wouldn’t see another mark on her scorecard until the final hole.
Golfing out of the number two slot on the weekend, Alexandra Swayne wrapped up Clemson’s team score with a five-over par final round. Swayne’s day would go without much noise until dropping back-to-back double-bogeys at the turn. Lindsay May scored a 10-over par, 82 in the final round but would not have her score counted towards the total.
After dominating the field for the first two rounds, it was a surprise to most when No. 2 Wake Forest went six-over par as a team in the final round to drop them into fifth place. Michigan State battled into the top position despite going one-over in the final round. Alabama, Ohio State and Duke would round out the top five. Michigan State would additionally sweep the individual leaderboard as Valery Plata held onto her second round lead to take the crown, shooting 11-under par through the tournament. With Shepherd’s two-under par tournament performance, she moved herself up 10 spots to finish in a tie for 13th.
The Tigers will continue their season as they open up their fourth tournament on the year from October 28-30 at the UH Invitational in Nassau, Bahamas.