Women's Golf
CU Women's Golf BIO
Alice Hewson
Player Profile:
Alice Hewson 2330445
Height: 5'9"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK
High School: Berkhamsted
Major: Pre-Business
Experience: 2 Letters

Overall: Number-one player for Clemson the last two years, her score has counted towards Clemson's team score 66 consecutive rounds, .she is 66-66 as far as counting scores entering her junior year….ranked 30th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin rankings for 2016-17, No. 31 in the final Golfstat Cup rankings for 2016-17, she was No. 41 in the golfstat computer rankings...Clemson's career leader in stroke average at 72.86, total birdies with 199 and rounds under par at 19…has eight career rounds in the 60s, also a Clemson record…had career best 65 at the Cougar Classic on September 14, 2015, it is still the Clemson record…she recorded that round in her first tournament…it was the best by an ACC women's golfer that year…won that tournament and another in the fall of her freshman year…has Clemson record nine career top 10s, including six as a sophomore….that tied the Clemson season record of six set by Ashlan Ramsey the first year of Clemson women's golf….two-time first-team All-ACC selection, the first Clemson women's golfer to make All-ACC team two years…starter on Clemson's first team to reach the NCAA National Tournament as the Tigers finished 20th in 2017...also made ACC All-Academic team as a freshman…..named the Rookie of the Year among all Clemson athletes for 2015-16 as she won a CLEMMY Award, she was the ACC Rookie of the Year for women's golf as well….first Clemson women's golfer to win ACC Freshman of the Year honors, third to be named first-team All-ACC… just second Clemson women's golfer to be All-ACC on the course and in the classroom in same year, Sloan Shanahan also did it in 2013-14...competed for winning GB&I team in the Curtis Cup June 10-12, 2016, it was just second win in 20 years for her country's team…ranked 77th in final 2015-16 Golfweek/Sagarin women's individual rankings, she was 79th by Golfstat...veteran of many international tournaments and that has helped her progress on the American college scene… ranked no.  36 in World Amateur rankings in late May 2016 and that got her the spot on the GB&I team for the Curtis Cup.

 Fall 2017: Led team in stroke average in fall with 71.09 figure, second best fall average in Clemson history in 2013…eighth best among ACC players for the fall season…had six under-par rounds in her 11 rounds and 10 of the 11 were at 75 or better…had three top 10 finishes and four rounds in the 60s…her final round 65 at the Schooner Fall Classic tied her own Clemson record…big reason Clemson finished second in the national field…shot 6 under par led team with 46 birdies and was seven-under-par overall for her 11 rounds…ranked 36th by Golfweek and 37th by Golfstat at end of the fall…not only did she have four rounds in the 60s, all four rounds were 67 or better….she had four of the top five rounds of the fall… had three consecutive top 10 finishes to start the fall, including third-place at the Schooner Fall Classic at the University of Oklahoma…finished sixth at the Mason Rudolph to start the year, that performance included second round 66….had opening 67 and closing record tying 65 at the Schooner leading to a season best 205 score for the 54 holes…finished sixth at the Betsy Rawls at the University of Texas, that performance included a second round 67….Clemson’s top golfer for each of the first three tournaments of the fall with those top 10 finishes…had season high 15 birdies at the Schooner Fall Classic…her score counted all 11 rounds and she had the best round of the day among Tigers six times…averaged team best 3.92 on par four holes and 4.67 on par five holes.

In 2016-17: Ranked 41st in the nation in final Golfstat Cup and No. 30 according to Golfweek..…ranked 18th in the nation in par four scoring with a 4.06 average, she is 16th in total birdies with 111….also among the best in the nation in terms of fewest putts per round with 30.08…led the Clemson team in stroke average with a Clemson season record 72.39, broke the previous record by half a stroke per round…led team in rounds in the 60s with six, top 10 finishes with six, under par rounds with 12… very consistent with 32 of her first 33 rounds at 75 or better…NCAA National Tournament course had average of 79 for all the players and she did not hit the 75 mark....just three-over-par for her first 33 rounds of the year…started the year with a 203 at the Schooner Classic in Oklahoma, the lowest 54 hole score in Clemson history…had rounds of 66-70-67 for 10 under par figure that led to second place finish…that 66 is the second lowest round in Clemson history…the -10 score was also a Clemson record for 54 holes…came back with another second place at the Greenville Regional in Greenville, North Carolina…finished the fall with 216 score and 13th place at Landfall Tradition…started the spring strong with a pair of top five finishes…finished fifth at the UCF Challenge to help lead Clemson to its first tournament win…she shot 209, -7 for the 54 holes…had a pair of 68s in that tournament…after consecutive 21st place finishes at Gator Invitational and LSU, she came back with an eighth place at the Clemson Invitational…Clemson's second best player at ACC Tournament with a 217 score and 11th place…had opening round 70 that included seven birdies, tying her Clemson record for a single round…Clemson's top player at the NCAA Regional with eighth place at one under par 215…first Clemson women to shoot under par at an NCAA Tournament….had the best score of the day in 20 of Clemson's 36 rounds, and was Clemson's top player in eight of the 12 events…Clemson's best player on par four holes with a 4.06 and best on par five holes at 4.82….made at least 10 birdies in each of her last four events and seven of the 11 tournaments…had 14 birdies at Oklahoma to start season, her high figure for the year…very consistent, averaged 72.50 in first rounds and 71.75 in last rounds....hit fairways .683 with her drives and hit greens in regulation .654.

In 2015-16: First-team All-ACC and ACC Rookie of the Year…had a 73.43 stroke average, second best on the team…played in all 10 tournaments and all 30 rounds… Clemson's leader in stroke average in the fall of 2015 with a 71.75 figure… had three top 10 finishes, but two were wins… 65 in her second career round was Clemson record and ended up being best round of the year by an ACC women's golfer… first golfer in Clemson history, male or female, to win first two career events…co-medalist with Taylor Tomlinson of Florida in her first event, the Cougar Classic in Charleston, SC…shot six-under-par 210 for the 54 holes, including a second round 65 that broke the Clemson record by three shots…seven-under-par for that day also set a Clemson record for low score vs. par…then won the Lady Paladin Invitational at Furman University with a 213 score…her first round 67 was the second lowest round in Clemson history and one shot off the Lady Paladin Tournament record…ACC Women's Golfer of the Month for September…also named National Amateur of the Month by the Southern Golf Association for the month of September… then finished sixth at the Yale Intercollegiate and 24th at the Landfall Tradition to finish the fall…overall,  had seven under-par rounds and nine at par or better for her freshman season…22 of her 30 rounds were at 75 or better… consistent player in the spring who had a top 25 finish in each of her last four tournaments, only Clemson player to do that…finished 21st at Briar's Creek, 18th at Clemson Invitational, 19th at ACC Tournament and 20th at NCAA Regional…tied for Clemson's best player at the ACC Tournament with the 19th place finish, she helped Clemson to program best sixth place out of the 12 teams…Clemson's second best player in the other three events that ended the year….10th in the nation according to Golfstat in birdie conversion at 25.4 percent…got off to good starts all year with a 72.60 stroke average in opening rounds, 41st best in the nation…averaged 3.13 strokes on par three holes, second on the team…led team in par five scoring average at 4.85…had one eagle and 88 birdies…her 88 birdies were second on the team…only player whose score counted in all 30 rounds…had best round of the day nine times and best tournament four times…averaged 30.81 putts per round and hit greens in regulation at .652…put drives in the fairway 80.2 percent of the time.

Before Clemson:  Competed against strong competition internationally….ranked No. 46 in the European Women's Amateur Rankings on August 15, 2015 as she entered Clemson…competed for Great Britain and Ireland team in the Vagliano Trophy at Malone Golf Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland in June of 2015…one of nine players on that team….in summer of 2015 finished fourth at the English Women's Amateur with a 293 score, five over par…finished 16th at Irish Women's open... finished sixth at the Spanish Ladies Amateur…reached the Elite Eight of the 2014 British Women's Amateur…once made 10 birdies in a round at St. Andrews…comes to Clemson from Berkhamstead School in Berkhamstread, Herfortshirt, United Kingdom… gained individual victories at the Critchley Salver and the U-18 St Rule Trophy, with a gross score of -9 on the Old Course at St. Andrews and a -6 on the Old Course at Sunnigdale, respectively…. added a team victory at the Junior Home Internationals….her 2013 season saw victories in the Daily Telegraph, The European Young Masters and the Scottish U16 Championships…also won the Long Drive Contest at the 2013 Telegraph Junior Championship...in 2010 was the England U13 Champion….majoring in Business administration at Clemson.

Personality Profile

Who is your favorite Professional Golfer: Jordan Speith

Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Michael Phelps

Favorite Course I have Played: TPC Sawgrass, Stadium

Course I would like to Play: Augusta National

All time low round: -9 on The Old Course, St. Andrews

Best part of my game: Driving accuracy

I need to improve on: Short game from the American rough

My best club is a: pitching wedge


Hole in one shots:

1) 2005, Redbourne GC, Hole#7, 9 iron

2) 2010, John O'Gaunt, Hole 16, 7 iron


My dream foursome is myself and: Jordan Speith, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mclroy

Who has had the most influence on your athletic career: My family

What is your favorite hobby: swimming

When I finish my playing career I would like to: Start a golf school somewhere


Alice Hewson Tournament by Tournament 2015-16

Date         Tournament                 1-2-3     Par      Tot   Pl.

9/13-15 Cougar Classic         71-65-74      -6    210   #1

9/20-22 Lady Paladin           67-73-73      -3    213    1

10/9-11 Yale                       75-72-71      +5    218    6

10/23-25 Landfall Tradition 71-77-72   +4        220      24

2/14-16 Lady Puerto Rico      73-79-77    +13    229   48

2/21-23 Allstate Sugar Bowl  70-74-79      +7    223   36

3/21-22 Briar's Creek           71-74-73      +2    218   21

4/1-3     Clemson Invitational 74-76-70      +2    220   18

4/15-17 ACC Tournament      77-73-73      +7    223   19

5/5-7     NCAA Regional        77-75-77    +13    229   20

#Co medalist with Taylor Tomlinson of Florida


Alice Hewson Tournament by Tournament, 2016-17

Date       Tournament             1-2-3           Par      Tot   Pl.

9/24-25 Schooner Classic     66-70-67    -10    203    2

10/2-4   Cougar Classic         73-72-74      +3    219   34

10/17-18  Greenville Regional 76-74-71            +5        221      2

10/28-30  Landfall Tradition 73-72-71   E          216      13

2/5-7     UCF Challenge         68-73-68      -7    209    5

2/19-20 Sugar Bowl              73-70-71      -2    214    5

3/11-12 Gator Invitational     74-74-72    +10    220   21

3/24-26 LSU Tiger Classic     74-74-73      +5    221   21

3/31-2   Clemson Invitational 73-74-68      -1    215    8

4/13-15 ACC Tournament      70-72-75      +1    217   11

5/8-10   NCAA Regional        69-72-74      -1    215    8

5/19-22 NCAA National         81-78-77    +20    236   74

      Hewson Career Statistics

  Year     Trn  Rd  Stks  60s 75-  Par  -Par    Avg 10 BR  BT

  2015-16 10 30 2203     2  22     2     7 73.43   3 65 210

  2016-17 12 36 2606     6  32     4   12 72.39   6 66 203

  Totals   22 66 4809     8  54     6   19 72.86   9 65 203


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