It did not take long for Alice Hewson to acclimate herself to golf in the United States. The Clemson freshman from the United Kingdom has played in two college tournaments and has won both events.
Hewson won the Powerade Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall to start the college season. Actually, the new Tiger golfer shared medalist honors, but because of ttravel conflicts for some of the teams there was not a playoff.
Hewson did not need a playoff to determine the winner in her second college event. She opened the event with a tournament best 5-under par 67 to help the Tigers hold the first round lead.
She followed up her very good first round with two rounds of 73 to post a 54 hole total of 213 and a two shot victory over a pair of golfers from the University of Missouri.
“It has been a pretty good start,” she said. “I came over here with high hopes, but to win two out of two is pretty special,” said Hewson.
After leading the first round the Tigers fell back to finish in a tie for fourth place.
Missouri won the tournament. The Tigers were led by Jess Meek and Michelle Butler who finished tied for second place. Missouri shot a 54 hole total of 7 over par.
Furman finished in second place eight shots behind Missouri. The Lady Paladins were led by Taylor Totland who finished fourth and Alice Chen who tied for fifth place.
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