Clemson, S.C.—The Clemson women’s golf team returns to the course Monday at The Dickson, a 54-hole, two-day tournament at the Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas. The Tigers will join Florida State as the only ACC teams in the 17-team field from nine different states. The field includes top 25 teams from Houston, Iowa State, and Kent State.
The 17 teams will begin play with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. eastern time on the par 72 course that is 6,392 yards in length.
Clemson will take a team composed of two seniors, two sophomores and a junior. Alice Hewson has the top stroke average for Clemson entering this event, the sixth team event of the year for Kelley Hester’s team. Hewson has a 72.07 stroke average with three top 10 finishes, four rounds in the 60s and seven rounds under-par among her 14 rounds.
Ana Paula Valdes is second on the team in stroke average with a 73.00 figure. The sophomore from Mexico has five under-par rounds this year, including a pair of rounds in the 60s.
Sydney Legacy and Marisa Messana are two seniors in the Clemson lineup. Legacy has a 76.20 stroke average, while Messana is at 76.77. The first round on Monday will be the 100th career round for Messana She will join former teammate Jessica Hoang as the only Clemson golfers to play at least 100 rounds
Kennedy Swann, a native Texan, will also be in the Clemson lineup. The native of Austin has a 75.90 stroke average this year and has two rounds under-par, both in the 60s.
The Woodlands Country Club
The Woodlands, Texas
Par 72, 6,392 Yards
Format: 54 Holes over two days, 36 holes on Feb. 26 and 18 on Feb. 27
Teams (17): Clemson, Florida State, UNC-Charlotte, Florida State, Houston, Iowa State, Kent State, Mississippi State, North Texas, SMU, Purdue, Texas A&M, TCU, Teas Tech, Texas State, Tulsa, Troy, Texas-San Antonio.
Clemson Players: Alice Hewson (Jr,, 72.07), Ana Paula Valdes (Soph, 73.00), Sydney Legacy (Sr., 76.20), Marisa Messana (Grad, 76.77), Kennedy Swann (Soph., 75.90)
Live Scoring: Golfstat.com