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McKenzie Talbert
Player Profile:
McKenzie Talbert 1667939
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Edgefield, S.C.
High School: Strom Thurmond
Major: Communication Studies
Experience: 3 Letters

Overall:  Senior who is veteran of 65 career rounds, fourth most in school history…has 98 career birdies to rank fifth…has 45 counting scores, tied for third, but her score has counted 80.4 percent of the time…has two career eagles…started as a freshman and sophomore… enters 2016-17 with 77.54 career scoring average…. has two top 10 finishes, and seven rounds at par or better…has 27 rounds at 75 or better….had career best round of 69 at Florida State Matchup on February 16, 2014…that gave her a sixth place finish at that event, career best finish for 54 hole event.

2015-16  Played in the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, N.C. in the fall…had second round 74 that was the best among Tigers that day….played at Clemson Invitational as individual and finished 76th with 239 score…for the year had five birdies…hit drive in the fairway 85.6 percent of the time…averaged 30.33 putts per round, best on the team.

 In 2014-15:  Played all nine tournaments and 27 rounds as a sophomore…six of the rounds she played as an individual…had season best 221 score at the Schooner Fall Classic in Oklahoma…she was Clemson’s second best player at that tournament…that included a season best 72 in the third round…had solid finish to the season at the ACC Tournament with second round 75 and third round 74…her 149 total for the final 36 holes ranked second best behind Marisa Messana’s 145 total…had 77.4 stroke average in final round, three shots better than opening round…had 30 birdies for the season and her score counted in 16 of 21 rounds when playing for the Tigers team…hit the fairway 66 percent of her drives…averaged 30.43 putts per round…had best round of the day twice in 2014-15,  the third round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl when she had a 75, and final round at Rebel Intercollegiate when she had a 74.

In 2013-14:  Third on the team in scoring average at 75.53...started in every tournament  and had a pair of top 10's and four top 13 finishes...had seven rounds of par or better, tied for third best on the team...had a season best round of 69 at the Florida State Match-Up in the last round of the first tournament of the spring...helped Clemson team to a second-place finish at that event and Talbert finished sixth, her best finish in a full field event of the year...shot a 216, her best tournament vs. par this year... third individually in three-team Battle of the Valley at Sage Valley in March...her score counted 28 of 32 rounds  and she had the best score of the day five times.....Clemson's top player at Sage Valley with 151 two round score...first Clemson player to record an eagle…. also added 63 birdies as a freshman...reached fairway on her drives 83.1% of the time to help Clemson team to number-one ranking nationally in that statistic at 87.5%...second on team in fewest putts per round with 31.33...second on the team in scoring average on par three holes with 3.17 figure....finished the season ranked #182 by Golfweek and #187 by Golfstat.

Prior to Clemson:  Second team AJGA All-American in 2010 and honorable mention in 2011...qualified for the 2013 U.S. Amateur in Charleston...named to he 2011 Ping Junior Solheim Cup US Team along with Ashlan Ramsey...three-time Carolinas Golf Player of the Year...three-time Champion of the Carolinas/Georgia Junior Golf Championship...had three top five finishes in AJGA events in summer of 2012...had four top 15s in 2011...won the Sea Pines Junior Heritage in 2011...three-time CPGA Charles Tilghman Junior Champion...

Personal:  Born Feb. 28, 1995...majoring on sports communications at Clemson.

Who is your favorite Professional Golfer: Paula Creamer

Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Elena Dellle Donne

Favorite Course I have Played: Augusta National

Toughest Course I have played: Tumble Creek Club, Cle Elum, Washington

All time low round: 65 at Country Club of Charleston

My best shot ever: 6-iron on #18 at Harbor Town to 3 feet to win Junior Heritage Classic

Best part of my game: Driving

I need to improve on: Short game

My best club is a: 5-hybrid

My dream foursome is myself and:  Fred Couples, Meg Mallon, Rosie Jones

Hole in one shots:

2009, Wild Dunes , #2, 138 yards, 8 iron

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