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Sloan Shanahan
Height: 5'5"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.
High School: Lambert
Major: Pre-Business

In 2013-14:  Second on the team in stroke average with a 73.97 figure…consistent player whose score has counted in 31 of 32 rounds- 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…Ashlan Ramsey only other Clemson golfer with two rounds in the 60s at the same event (Ruth Chris Tar Heel Invitational)….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…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…Also, 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 #37 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 Tournament-By-Tournament Results 2013-2014

Date      Tournament      1-2-3-4 Par Tot Fin

9/8-10 Cougar Classic     69-69-74 -4 212 2

9/20-22 Lady Paladin     69-73-71 -3 213 3

10/11-13 Tar Heel Inv.    72-73-72 +1 217 14

10/25-27 Landfall Tradition 74-73-75 +6 222 11

2/14-16 Florida St. Match-Up 74-77-73 +8 224 16

2/24-25 Allstate Sugar Bowl 71-70-70 -5 211 6

3/9 Battle of the Valley DQ  75 +3 75 DQ

3/24-25 Briar’s Creek Inv.   80-75-77 +16 232 49

3/28-30 Bryan National Collegiate  76-78-77 +15 231 33

4/17-19 ACC Tournament    79-71-79 +16 229 25

5/8-10 NCAA West Regional 72-76-79 +11 227 27

Q: What is something you can't live without? 
A: Wakeboarding and the show Vampire Diaries

Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
A:  I'm a decent marksman. 

What one word would you pick to describe yourself? 
A: Ambitious 

Q: What made Clemson stand out to you? 
A: My coach and teammates...what's not to love?

Q: What is your favorite golf course around Clemson to play? 
A: The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

Q: What would you tell a student-athlete considering Clemson? 
A: If you have any desire to be the best, then Clemson is the school for you.
 
Q: What one word would you pick to describe Coach Horton?
A: Passionate

Q: Who got you started in golf and how? 
A: My dad. He took me to the driving range when I was about 5 and shortly after we started playing together.

Q: Who is your dream foursome? 
A: Me, Coach Horton, Jesus, and Jason Dufner

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