Women's Golf
CU Women's Golf BIO
Lauren Salazar
Player Profile:
Lauren Salazar 963437
Height: 5'4"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Santa Clara, Calif.
High School: Archbishop Mitty
Major: Marketing & Financial Mgmt.
Experience: 2 Letters

Overview:  One of the two original members of the Clemson women’s golf program…came to Clemson for the 2012-13 academic year and sat out the season  in preparation for the first year of competition in 2013-14…played the first three years of the program, 2013-14 through 2015-16…graduated in May of 2016…played in 24 tournaments for 71 rounds and had 76.08 stroke average…second ranked in career stroke average among players who had played at least 45 rounds when she graduated….had nine rounds at even par in her career, Clemson’s career leader in that category when she graduated…overall had 13 rounds at par or better for her career, four under par and nine at par…that is tied for third in Clemson history on career basis entering 2016-17…had 33 rounds at 75 or better in her 71 career rounds…first in Clemson history in percentage of counting scores among players with at least 45 rounds…her score counted 59 of 65 career rounds, 91 percent… finished with 125 career birdies, third best in school history…had .495 finish percentage for career, second best among players who played more than one year…starter on Clemson’s 2014 NCAA Tournament team as a freshman that advanced to NCAA Tournament…had career best second round 70 at the Schooner Fall Classic on October 5, 2014… had three career top 10s … career best tournament is 217 at same event…two time Academic All-ACC selection….Clemson’s leader in stroke average as a sophomore in 2014-15.

2015-16:  Played in three of the four events in the fall and one tournament in the spring….had 77.92 stroke average for the year and finished with 76.08 career stroke average…had her best tournament of the year at Yale…had her best round of the fall at Yale where she had a final round 71 to help Clemson to a second-place finish…tied for best round of the day among Clemson golfers at Yale in that final round, helping Clemson to a 287 team score on the par 71 course…finished 20th at Yale with a 225 score…showed improvement that entire event as her scores improved from 78-76-71…finished the fall with a 73 in final round at Landfall Tradition, helping Clemson  to a top 10 finish in a strong national field…she was counter on a day when Clemson had a 285 team score, best team round of the fall and second best in Clemson history….had 15 birdies for the year and her score counted in seven of nine rounds she played for the team…only participation in the spring was as an individual…hit the fairway ..863 of the time and hat .625 greens in regulation…had 75.25 stroke average in the final round, tied for third on the team.

In 2014-15:  Clemson’s top golfer in terms of stroke average as a sophomore with a 75.89 average for her nine tournaments and 27 rounds…never broke par, but had team best five rounds at even par…had team best 14 rounds at 75 or better…had career best 70 at Schooner Fall Classic at University of Oklahoma…best tournament score of the year was 217 at Schooner, that was also the low 54-hole score by any Clemson player in 2014-15…best finish of the year was 22nd place the Puerto Rico Classic, she had second round 72 and final round 74 for a 223 score…finished 29th at ACC Tournament with a 222 score, six-over-par… she had a pair of even-par rounds of 72 in that tournament, the only Tiger with a pair of rounds at par or better in the same tournament in 2014-15…shot +7 or better in three tournaments, the only Tiger to do that… had 75.9 stroke average in the first rounds and 76.3 in the final rounds…had team best 4.29 stroke average on par four holes…had 39 birdies for the year, third on the team…score counted in 24 of the 27 rounds she played….had the best score of the round in 12 of the 27 team rounds, more than any other player…had the best tournament among Tigers three times (Schooner, Stanford and Puerto Rico), the three tournaments were in succession…drove ball in fairway 86 percent of the time, second best on the team…hit GIR 54 percent of the time…averaged 29.88 putts per round, second best on the team.

In 2013-14:   Only player on Clemson team who had  lower stroke average in spring as compared to fall...had a 75.5 average for the fall and had a 75.0 for the spring...her 75.56 stroke average for the year was fourth on the team, but just one total shot away from McKenzie Talbert's total for the year...has seven rounds at par or better for the year, four in the spring and three in the fall...had three top 10s in the spring...seventh at Florida State Match-Up with 219 final score, eighth at the Battle of the Valley and seventh at the Briar's Creek Invitational with 220...never shot in the 60s, but had four rounds at 70 or 71...shot 74 in first round at Sage Valley, tied with McKenzie Talbert for the best round by a Tiger at that event...Clemson's best player at Briar's Creek with her 220 total after rounds of 70-75-75...Clemson's second best player for three straight tournaments, The Battle of the Valley, Briar's Creek Invitational and the Bryan National Collegiate in the spring...among Clemson's top three in six of the last seven events and eight of the 11 tournaments this year...third on  the team in birdies with 66...her score  counted in 29 of 32 rounds, including 21 of the last 22...hit it in the fairway on 76.7%  of her drives and reached green in regulation 65% of the time...finished the season ranked #171 by Golfstat and #196 by Golfweek.

Prior to Clemson:  Four-year letter winner in golf at Archbishop Mitty High School...qualified for the USGA Junior Girls Championship in 2010 and 2011...Future Collegian World Tour All-American in 2008 and 2010...selected first-team All-League as well as the All-San Jose Mercury News Team in 2008 and 2010...led Archbishop Mitty to Central Coast Section Championships after second place finish in 2010...had 12 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Top 10 Finishes, eight top five finishes and two championships in her career as a junior...won medalist honors at the Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier in 2011 and Lockton Kansas City Junior in 2009...her victory at The Greenbrier included a final round 65 when she overcame a three-shot deficit with eight birdies in the final round...also had third-place finish at AJGA Junior at Oxmoor Valley and was sixth at the AJGA Steelwood...had five top 15 finishes in AJGA events in 2010, including a fourth place at the Greenbriar...so had two top four finishes his last two years at The Greenbriar...had eight top five finishes in her AJGA Junior Career...first team all-league at Archbishop Mitty High School in 2008 and 2010....graduated from Clemson with degree in finance at..born June 2, 1994.

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