Overview: A starter in the Clemson lineup each of the first three years of the program, the 2016-17 season will be her fourth and final…starter for majority of the tournaments each of the last three years, and has played in 25 of a possible 30… struck the first shot in Clemson history, she was lead off in Clemson’s tournament at Cougar Classic at Yeaman’s Hall in Hanahan, SC…she birdied the hole…outstanding student-athlete, she has a career GPA of 3.66 majoring in management… on course to graduate in December....named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Academic Scholars team each of her first two years…first-team All-ACC on the course and in the classroom as a freshman, the first Tiger golfer to do that…Alice Hewson joined her in 2015-16… Clemson’s career leader in a number of categories, including stroke average with a 75.22 (min of 45 rounds), rounds of 75 or better (41), counting scores (62 of 72), eagles (3), and birdies (143)….holds Clemson record for low round by a junior with a 69 at 2015-16 Landfall Tradition, and co-holder of Clemson record for ACC Tournament round with a 71 at Sedgefield Country Club at the 2014 ACC Tournament….also has the record for low round at an NCAA Tournament with a 72 at NCAA West Regional in 2014….one of just two players in Clemson history to have her score count in every team round over the course of a season, she counted in all 31 rounds she played as a freshman in 2013-14….Alice Hewson is only other Tiger to do it for an entire season….Shanahan’s 73.97 stroke average in 2013-14 is fourth best in Clemson history.
In 2015-16: Fourth on the team in stroke average as a junior with 76.13 mark… played in eight of the 10 tournaments and had four rounds at par or better…10 of her 23 rounds were at 75 or better…had 42 birdies to rank fourth on the team and her score counted in 17 of 23 rounds…had best score of the day three times…outstanding at driving the ball in the fairway with a .857 percentage…second on the team in greens in regulation at 67 percent…third on the team in stroke average in the fall with 74.17 figure… had a career best 69 at the Landfall Tradition on October 25, 2015…that was best round of the tournament by a Clemson golfer…. had top 10 at Yale Intercollegiate, she finished eighth with six-over-par 219…had rounds of 72-76-69 at the Yale Course…one of three Tigers to finish in the top 10 at Yale, helping Clemson to a second-place finish out of 16 teams…finished third among Clemson golfers at all four events in the fall, her score counted in 10 of 12 rounds…had 25th place finish at Lady Paladin with 223 score…had 73.0 stroke average in the first round in the fall…played two of the three rounds at Briar’s Creek in the spring, she had to withdraw due to injury in the second round…finished 43rd at Clemson Invitational after consistent rounds of 75-76-75.
In 2014-15: Played in six of the nine tournaments and 18 of the 27 team rounds…shot 75 or better in 10 of her 18 rounds…had season best 72 at the ACC Tournament at Sedgefield in Greensboro, N.C. on April 17…played in the four fall tournaments, then missed the first three events of the spring due to injury…best tournament of the fall was at the Mason Rudolph where she shot 225 and finished 31st…had a pair of 72s at Schooner Fall Classic and shot 222 for the tournament…had 84 in first round at Stanford, but came back strong with rounds of 73-74 to finish…did not play in the spring until April 3-5 Rebel Intercollegiate…finished the season strong with 34th place finish and eight-over-par score of 224 at ACC Tournament…shot opening round 72…she was third among Tigers at the ACC Tournament…had 74.8 stroke average in final rounds, best on the team…her 3.12 stroke average on par three holes was best on the team…had the only eagle of the year on the squad…had 21 birdies…score counted 12 of 18 rounds, but had best score of the day seven of the 18 rounds she played…hit fairway 70 percent of the time and hit greens in regulation 65 percent of the time, best on the team…averaged 33.64 putts per round.
In 2013-14: First-team All-ACC on the course and in the classroom…second on the team in stroke average with a 73.97 figure…consistent player whose score counted in all 31 rounds she played… only time it did not was when she signed an incorrect scorecard and was DQ for the first round at the Battle of the Valley…had best score of the day nine times (seven outright, two tied for best) and was Clemson’s best player at two tournaments- the Cougar Classic (tied with Ramsey for second place) and the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational, where she finished sixth…also second in top 10 finishes with three, rounds in the 60s with three, under-par rounds with seven, rounds at par or better with seven, second in birdies with 79.…had season best 69 at the Lady Paladin Invitational and twice at the Cougar Classic…in fact her first two rounds at Clemson were in the 60s, both scores of 69 at the Cougar Classic… only Clemson golfer to have a streak of six straight top 16 finishes, those were her first six as a Clemson golfer…finished tied for second at Cougar Classic with teammate Ashlan Ramsey, third at Lady Paladin and sixth at Allstate Sugar Bowl for her three top 10s…also 11th at Landfall Tradition, 14th at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational and 16th at Florida State Match-Up…Clemson’s second best golfer in five of the 10 tournaments (including each of the first four) and the top Tiger at the Allstate Sugar Bowl where she was five under par 211…that was her low tournament vs. par…finished 25th at ACC Tournament with 229 score…had Clemson’s top round of the tournament, a 71 in the second at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro… hit the first shot in NCAA play as well as she won the honor in a competition at Clemson the week leading up to the regional in Washington…second on the team in scoring on par four holes at 4.18, just behind the 4.17 by Ashlan Ramsey…third in the nation in percentage of drives that reach the fairway at .929 and second in the team in greens in regulation at .691…led the nation in greens in regulation 15 feet or less with .405…finished the season ranked #76 in the nation by Golfstat and #58 by Golfweek.
Prior to Clemson: Ranked as #23 player in the nation by Golfweek for the Class of 2013…qualified for the 2013 US Amateur in Charleston a couple of weeks before coming to Clemson…member of 2013 State Championship team at Lambert High School…had four top 10 finishes in 2012, in various events, including ninth at AJGA Girls Championship…sixth at Carolinas/Georgia Junior Championship…qualifier for 2011 Junior PGA…qualified for 2009 and 2010 US Girls Junior All-Star Championship…four-time Region 7 High School Champion (2010-13)…runner-up at the Georgia High School State Championships in 2011….born March 22, 1995.
Shanahan Personality Profile
Who is your favorite Professional Golfer: Jordan Speith
Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Rhonda Rousey
Favorite Course I have Played: Suncadia Seattle, WA
Course I would like to Play: Cyprus Point
All time low round: 67, Olde Atlanta Club
My best shot ever: Made Birdie Putt on first hole ever for a Clemson women’s golfer
Best part of my game: Iron Shots
I need to improve on: Putting
My best club is a: Pitching Wedge
My dream foursome is myself and: Jordan Speith, Jason Day, and my dad
Who has had the most influence on your athletic career: My dad
What is your favorite hobby: Wake Surfing
When I finish my playing career I would like to: be an investment manager
Hole in one shots:
2014, Reserve, #4, 162 yards, 6 iron