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Ole’Miss wins team title, Clemson’s Pancake ties for medalist honors

Also in this post, results for Clemson, Furman and USC Upstate men at their tournaments

Ole Miss celebrates their win at the Clemson Invitational, played at The Reserve at Lake Keowee . *(GolfClub Photo from GWINN DAVIS MEDIA)

Close is only supposed to count in horseshoes and hand grenades, but maybe golf tournament’s can be added to the cliche’.

For the second time this year Clemson came ever so close to winning a golf tournament only to finish behind Ole Miss.

The Tigers led their Invitational by 3-shots going into the final round, but the Rebels posted a 5-under par 283 on Sunday to edge out Clemson and the defending champions from LSU for the title at The Reserve at Lake Keowee

In the fist tournament of the year Ole Miss won the Cougar Classic by a single shot over the Tigers.

Clemson’s Annabelle Pancake finished in a four-way tie for medalist honors at the Clemson Invitational. (GolfClub Photo from GWINN DAVIS MEDIA)

The race for the team title was close, but the competition for medalist honors was even closer.

The Tigers Annabel Pancake took a 4-shot lead into the final round, but it all went away when the Tiger junior carded a quad on her sixth hole.

The big number coupled with a birdie by last years champion Ingrid Lindblum dropped Pancake out of the lead.

After playing so well hitting a wall like Pancake did often wrecks the rest of the round for many golfers.

Instead Pancake shook off the bad hole and ran off four straight pars before the turn.

Trailing Lindblum, Pancake had a birdie – bogey start to the back nine and then parred in for her 4-over par 76.

Lindbloom lost the lead and dropped back to second before finishing with a birdie. to again pull even with Pancake.

While the two leaders, playing in the same group, were trying to top each other, two other golfers on the other side of the course tied for the individual lead.

Crystal Wang from Illinois shot a 3-under par 69 to tie for the lead as did Virginia Tech’s Morgan Ketchum, who finished with a 2-under par 70.

All four golfers shared medalist honors with their 5-under par 211 final scores.

Four golfers shared medalist honors, Morgan Ketchum – Virginia Tech, Ingrid Lindbloom – LSU, Annabelle Pancake – Clemson, Crystal Wang – Illinois. (Clemson Photo)
Ole Miss head coach Kory Henkes, (far left) and assistant coach Zach Siefert (far right) are both from the Upstate as is senior Elle Johnson.(GolfClub Photo from GWINN DAVIS MEDIA)

It was a happy homecoming for several members of the winning Ole’ Miss golf team.

Head coach Kory (Thompson) Henkes grew up in a golfing family in Easley and was on the first girls team for the Green Wave. She played college golf at South Carolina.,

Rebels assistant coach Zack Siefert played high school golf at Hillcrest, college golf at Clemson and built Limestone into a DII National power as their coach before moving up to coach at the DI level.

The upstate connection. extends to a member of the winning team. Elle Johnson was a South Carolina high school champion playing for Spartanburg.

Johnson played at Florida State until this year when she transferred to Ole ‘Miss.

This week Johnson finished at 2-under par 214 to tie for eighth and help her team win by a shot.

Her final score also earned her the best finish in her college career both at FSU and Ole Miss.

Ole Miss’ Elle Johnson from Spartanburg, earned her best ever college finish at the Clemson Invitational . (GolfClub Photo by GWINN DAVIS MEDIA)

Ole Miss will next play in the SEC Tournament starting on April 12th in Birmingham

The Tigers will next tee off in the ACCTournament to be played in Greensboro starting on April 13th.

Scores from the Clemson Invitational https://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=25866

Furman’s Morlan 1 back at the Hootie at Bulls Bay

Five golfers are at 6 under par and another seven are at 5-under par on a jam packed leader board at The Hootie at Bulls Bay.

Furman’s Will Morlan, who has won two tournaments this year, is in the pack a shot off the lead.’

Furman’s Will Morlan is one shot off the lead at the Hootie at Bulls Bat. *GolfClub Photo)

Morlan opened the year tying for medalist honors at the Gopher Invitational and later in the fall he shared first place honors at the Furman Intercollegiate.

ETSU has the lead over Purdue after the first round

. Furman is 8th with Charleston 9th and USC 10th.

Scores from the Hootie at Bulls Bay https://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=player&tid=26823

UNCW Seahawk Invitational suspended in the second round

Clemson’s Andrew Swanson is tied for second ay the UNCW Intercollegiate. (Clemson Photo)

TCU has a six shot lead with a few holes remaining to be played in the second round of the UNCW Seahawk Intercollegiate being played at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington,

Clemson is tied for fifth with Coastal Carolina 11th and USC Upstate in 13th,

Clemson’s Andrew Swanson is tied for second 3-shots off the lead.

Swanson shot an opening round of 2-under par 70 and is working on a under par second round with three holes to play..

The tournament will complete the delayed second round in the morning and then play the third and final round.

Scores from the UNCW Intercollegiate https://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=player&tid=26787

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