Clemson, S.C. – The Clemson women’s golf team gets set to host its lone home event of the year and regular-season finale from Mar. 26-28, 2021. The Reserve at Lake Keowee, a 6471-yd, par 72 course in Sunset, S.C., will be the hosting course of the Clemson Invitational.
Clemson will bring along the lineup of Ivy Shepherd, Annabelle Pancake, Savannah Grewal, Alexandra Swayne, and Callista Rice. In addition to those five, Gracyn Burgess, Lindsay May, and Gabriella Tomanka will compete as individuals across the 93 player field. Tomanka, who was ranked the No. 38 junior according to Golfweek coming into Clemson, will make her collegiate debut at the home tournament.
With the remainder of last season coming to a halt just two weeks before the scheduled Clemson Invitational, the 2021 tournament will be the first home event since the 2018-19 showing.
Despite the final round of the 2018-19 event being canceled due to inclement weather, then-freshman Ivy Shepherd had a tournament record-tying score of a seven-under 65 and finished as the top Tiger in the fifth position at 138. As a group, the Tigers finished third of 18 teams with an eight-under 568 mark.
10 of the 18 teams competing this year currently hold a top-50 position in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin computer rankings. Of those 10 teams, four rank among the top-25 in the polls, those being Kent State, Maryland, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.
No. 33 Clemson (Host), Notre Dame, No. 45 Illinois, No. 31 Furman, Augusta, Indiana, No. 22 Kent State, Kansas, No. 20 Maryland, No. 43 Michigan State, Ohio State, Old Dominion, No. 36 Louisville, No. 37 Purdue, UNC Wilmington, No. 11 Virginia, No. 18 Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin.
*Rankings based on the Mar. 17, Golfweek/Sagarin Computer Rankings
Those looking to follow along can visit the Clemson Invitational Tournament Hub or live scoring via Golfstat. Following the conclusion of the Clemson Invitational, the Tigers will shift their focus to the ACC Championship which is set for April 15-18 in Greensboro, N.C.