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Apr 16, 2021

Tigers Wrap Up Stroke Play At The 2021 ACC Championship

CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 31 Clemson women’s golf team tied its opening-round score of 293 at the ACC Championship on Friday, finishing the stroke-play portion of the competition in sixth place. The top four teams of Duke, Wake Forest, Florida State, and Virginia have advanced to the match-play semifinals which are set for tomorrow with the finals being contested on Sunday. The top three teams all rank among the top-five nationally as the Cavaliers rank 12th according to Golfstat polls. 

Golfstat’s 77th ranked individual, Gina Kim of Duke, took home stroke-play medalist honors after rounds of 68-69-69-206 gave her a three-stroke margin over No. 3 Beatrice Wallin of Florida State. 

Ivy Shepherd, competing out of the top spot for the Tigers, posted her second round of the Championship at par-or-better finishing off her 54-holes of stroke play with a one-under 71 to finish three-over-par and in 16th place. Shepherd was Clemson’s top competitor on par three and par five scoring and tied with Savannah Grewal with 11 birdies throughout the three days of competition.

Competing in her first-ever postseason, sophomore Savannah Grewal was tied for the top finisher for the Clemson squad after firing a 73 in the third and final round of the stroke play competition. Grewal finished the day at one-over-par, moving her tournament total to three-over-par and in a tie for 16th place. 

Alexandra Swayne put up her best round of the event on the final day, going 79-78-74 to finish T39th among the field. It was her best round ever in the ACC Championship since firing a 75 in the second round of the 2019 tournament which was also held at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. – the Tigers finished seventh that year.

Freshman Annabelle Pancake finished 35th in the stroke-play of her first-ever ACC Championship with back-to-back rounds of 75 to finish with the team’s third-best performance with a 227 total. Also playing in her first bout of ACC competition, senior Callista Rice wrapped up play two strokes behind Pancake with a 229 54-hole total and in a tie for 37th in the field.