Franklin, Tenn. – The Clemson women’s golf team opened up their second round of competition at the Mason Rudolph Championship by moving up three spots into solo third, just three shots off the lead. The Tigers knocked four strokes off their first round team score with their 287 on the second day. Host team Vanderbilt is locked into a tie with Charlotte at 1-under par heading into the final round of competition slated for Sunday.
As a team, the Tigers etched 13 birdies onto their scorecards with Alexandra Swayne, who is playing in the number one position, accounting for five of them. With Swayne firing 1-under par for the tournament, she sits in a six-way tie for sixth place alongside teammate Ivy Shepherd on the individual leaderboard. Both Swayne and Shepherd moved up six slots on the individual rankings after the second round of play.
In her first collegiate tournament, freshman Savannah Grewal has opened her career with back-to-back even par rounds to place her in 12th heading into the last 18 holes of competition. Following Grewal, senior Ana Paula Valdes went 1-over par during the second round despite playing even-par golf the entire back nine.
Similar to Valdes, Lindsay May played the back nine holes even, but finished the day 4-over par. Her score would not be counted towards the team score but she sits at 8-over through the tournament going back to back 76-76 in the first 36 holes.
The Tigers led the field in scoring on par fives with Ana Paula Valdes sitting in second on individual rankings for par five holes. In addition to the team success, Shepherd is one of four players through the tournament to have an eagle on their scorecard.
Clemson will continue their hunt in the final round of play beginning on Sunday at 9:20 a.m. The Tigers will be paired with members from Charlotte and North Carolina going off the 1st tee. The final round tee placements will knock off 24 yards from the second day putting the par-72 course at 6406 yards.
A live leaderboard of Sunday’s play can be found on golfstat.com.