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Clemson to play for NCAA title

The Clemson Tigers have extended their season by finishing second at the NCAA Pulman, Washington Regional. Clemson will next play in Arizona at the NCAA Championship starting on May 19th. (Clemson Photo)

A second place finish at the Pullman, Washington Regional, has earned the Clemson Tigers their second trip to the NCAA Championship.

The Tigers shot their best round at the Regional posting a 270 total to finish second behind the number one team in the country, Stanford.

The ACC champions improved each day to extended their season.

“We have been tracking in the right direction,” said Clemson coach Kelley Hester. “We just kept getting better and better each day this week.” she said.

Savannah Grewal set a Clemson scoring record in her final round at the NCAA Pullman Regional. The Tiger senior helped Clemson advance to the NCAA Finals. (Clemson Photo)

Clemson’s Savannah Grewal, as an individual, did the same thing her Tiger team accomplished in the Regional.

The Tiger senior opened with a 1-over par 73, followed it up with a 4-under par 68 and finished with a Clemson program record 9-under par 63 in her final round.

Grewal shot a 30 on the front nine, which tied for the best nine-hole score in Clemson history. It gave her a tie for 6th individually.

“Savannah shot six-under on the front nine and she was really playing well,” said Hester.  “She made a bogey on the 12th, but that was her only bogey of the round.  She drove the ball well and putted well,” noted the coach.

After Grewal, Melena Barrientos shot a 3-under par 69 to finish 10th. Annabelle Pancake and freshman Isabella Rawl matched Barrientos’s score with Chloe Holder’s 76 rounding out the teams total.

“It was a scoreable course this week and today the weather was very good. We did a good job judging the wind,” said Hester.

In the final round the Tigers were pressed for their position among the five teams advancing from the Regional, but fought off Southern Cal, Baylor and replaced Texas Tech as the runner-up to the Cardinal.

Clemson’s finish continued the improving play of the Tigers which started with a third place finish at the Clemson Invitational followed by the ACC Championship and now a second place finish at the Regional.

“This performance should give our team the belief that it can play with anyone,” concluded the Clemson coach.

NCAA Pullman Regional scores https://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=28078

Anderson finished as the runner-up to the top ranked team in the country, Lynn University, at the South Regional. The Trojans will next play in the NCAA DII Championship at the Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Mo. starting on May 16th.(Anderson Photo)

Anderson and Limestone return to the NCAA DII championship

The Anderson Trojans have been among the top ranked DII teams, while Limestone fought their way into the national championship picture at the South Regional.

The 6th ranked Trojans stayed within the top four all week while the 14th ranked Saints moved into the last spot to advance to the National Championship in the final round.

“These girls have had this goal all year, and now it’s done,” said Anderson’s coach Denton Moore. “We are going to the Natty! It’s hard to explain how hard it is to have a goal of this magnitude, the pressure of it and what it takes to get here,” added the coach.

The Trojans Jessica Rathbone finished in a sixth place tie with teammate Zoey Iglesias to lead the Anderson scoring.

Fifth year senior Kerington Lamb, Kennedy McGaha and Kennedy Gooding helped the Trojans return to the national final for the second straight year.

“This was a stressful week for sure, but the end result was exactly what we came for. We punched our ticket to the Natty, and we are off to Missouri! Love this program, love these girls. Go Trojans!” said Moore.

Limestone earned a spot in the national championship after finishing fourth at the NCAA DII South Regional. Last year the Saints played in the final match for the National Championship. (Limestone Photo)

Limestone, played in the national final match last year and finished as the runner-up.

The Saints will get another chance at a championship.

The Saints and Tampa University tied for fourth place to advance.

Limestone will next play with the other qualifying teams at the NCAA DII Championship at the Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Mo. starting on May 16th.

The Saints Maria Morales tied for 3rd for the best Saint’s finish.

Lander University finished seventh in the Regional.

Scores from the NCAA DII South Regional https://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=27714

Morgan and Lady Paladins season ends at the Athens Regional

Furman finished in tenth as did Lady Paladin golfer Anna Morgan at the Athens NCAA Regional. (Furman Photo)

Furman’s Anna Morgan finished 10th individually and the Lady Paladin team finished in a tie for tenth at the Athens Regional to miss out on advancing to the NCAA Championship.

Morgan started the day in contention for the one individual spot to advance to the national championship.

Last year, Morgan earned a trip to the NCAA final and finished ninth.

Morgan shot a 4-over par 76 in the final round to miss the opportunity to play in the NCAA Final for a second straight year.

Scores from the Athens Regional https://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=player&tid=28077

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