Franklin, Tenn – The Clemson women’s golf team concluded play at the Mason Rudolph Championship in a 2nd place tie with tournament host Vanderbilt. Houston walked away with the tournament victory with a two-over par score, shooting four-under in the final round of competition.
In their first tournament of the new season, Clemson finished the 54-hole tournament with team scores of 291, 287 and 290 to bring their three round total to 868. Despite moving up another slot on the leaderboard, the Tigers remained in a deadlocked tie with Vanderbilt. The Commodores are nationally ranked as the No. 3 team in the country according to the most recent coaches poll released on Sept. 19.
Lindsay May led the way for the Tigers in the final round with a two-under par effort. May knocked in four birdies on the day with only two bogeys finding her scorecard. After firing four-over in the first two rounds of play she finished the tournament with a six-over score through 54 holes of play.
Lone senior Ana Paula Valdes closely followed May, shooting one-under par on the final day.
Her three-over tournament score was good enough to place her in the top-20 on the individual leaderboard and second-best tournament score on the team. Additionally, Valdes finished in third for scoring on par fives with a six-under total, sitting behind Brooke Riley of Northwestern and Elena Hualde of Auburn.
Despite shooting one-over in the final round, Ivy Shepherd remained the only Tiger to shoot even par or better through the tournament. Her even par 54-hole score was enough to place her in a tie for 10th with Megan Schofill of Auburn.
Freshman Savannah Grewal rounded out Clemson’s scoring in the final round with a four-over score. By shooting even par in the first 36 holes, Grewal’s score was counted in every day of competition. Her four-over tournament score placed her in a tie for 23rd among the field.
As a team, Clemson marked their best tournament finish since finishing first of 16 teams at Houston Dickinson in February 2018. The Tigers will have a short break before heading to Norman, Okla. for the Schooner Fall Classic hosted by Oklahoma from Sept. 27-29.