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Mar 27, 2021

Tigers, Grewal In Second As Play Is Halted Due To Weather

Sunset, SC—Kent State held a five-shot advantage over host school Clemson with five holes to play when inclement weather stopped play Saturday night at the Clemson Invitational at The Reserve in Sunset, SC. The 18 teams will conclude the tournament on Sunday morning starting at 8:30 a.m.   The tournament includes 10 of the top 50 teams, and 13 of the top 100 players in the nation according to Golfstat.

Kent State is eight-under-par for the tournament through 49 holes, including eight under par in the final round.  Clemson is in second place at three-under-par through 50 holes, including six-under-par in the final round.   Virginia Tech, ranked 20th in the nation entering the tournament, is at even par through 50 holes, including five-under in the final round.  Maryland is at +1 for the tournament through 50 holes, even par in the final round.

The 18 teams played 27 holes on Friday and attempted to play 27 holes on Saturday due to the inclement weather forecast for Sunday. Play was halted on Saturday night with teams having played between 13 and 14 holes of the final round.

Caley McGinty of Kent State has the individual lead at nine-under-par. She has played 13 holes in her final round and has a two-shot lead over Clemson sophomore Savannah Grewal. She is at seven under par, including two under in her final round.

That final round included a hole-in-one by Grewal on the 166-yard fourth hole.  She used an eight-iron in recording the first hole-in-one of her career, and it was the first hole-in-one recorded by any Clemson women’s golfer in history.    Earlier in the day,  she finished off a second-round 67,  the low round of her career by three shots.

Virunpat OLankitunchai of Maryland is one shot back of Grewal in third place at six-under-par, while Tristyn Nowlin of Illinois is currently fourth at four under.

Four Clemson players are in the top 15 individually entering the final stages of the final round. Annabelle Pancake and Alexandra Swayne are tied for 12th at one over par.  Swayne is four-under-par in her final round, tied with McGinty for the best in the field of 93 golfers.   Ivy Shepherd stands at two over and is in a tie for 15th.  Calista Rice is one over par through 15 holes in her final round and is in 51st place for the tournament at +9.

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