Clemson, SC—Ana Paula Valdes and Alice Hewson both recorded top four finishes and were named to the all-tournament team of the Briar’s Creek Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. They helped Clemson to an eighth-place finish out of 17 teams at the tournament held at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek in Johns Island, SC.
Valdes shot a one-over-par 71 on Tuesday to finish in second place among the 93 golfers. The Clemson junior finished with a 54-hole total of 207, nine-under-par. The 207 total tied her career best in a 54-hole tournament.
Valdes was four shots back of medalist Allyson Geer Park of Michigan State. Valdes finished the tournament with 17 birdies, a career high, and second in the tournament behind Geer Park’s 19. The native of Mexico had four birdies, a bogey and a double bogey on Tuesday in scoring the 71.
Hewson shot a 74 on Tuesday, but finished with a three-under-par total of 213 for the three rounds, tied for fourth place. Hewson had four birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey during her final round after firing rounds of 71 and 68 on Monday when the 17 teams played 36 holes.
Clemson was the only team in the field to have two of the top four finishers and the only school with two players on the all-tournament team.
Alexandra Swayne was Clemson’s third best player on Tuesday with a 77 and third best player in the tournament with a 231 score, tied for 64th in the field. Calista Rice had a final round 81 and finished 75th at 235, while Lindsay May had an 80 on Tuesday and finished at 237, 79th place individually.
Clemson returns to action March 23 at the Evans Derby in Auburn, Ala.
Ana Paula Valdes 68-68-71/ 207; 4. Alice Hewson 71-68-74/213; 64. Alexandra Swayne 75-79-77/ 231; 75. Calista Rice 75-78-81/ 234; 79. Lindsay May 78-79-80/ 237
Michigan State 856; 2. Indiana 864; 3. Campbell 873; 4. College of Charleston and Old Dominion 877; 6. Long Beach State 879; 7. Furman 881; 8. Clemson and Kansas 884; 10. East Carolina 886; 11. Illinois 887; 12. Penn State 890; 13. Middle Tennessee State 900; 14. Georgetown 923; 15. Boston College 924; 16. Charleston Southern 933; 17. UNC Asheville 960.