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By the numbers: Stephenson wins in Greenville

Lauren Stephenson during the AJGA Girls Championship.
Lauren Stephenson during the AJGA Girls Championship. ( AJGA )

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lauren Stephenson showed fight at the AJGA Girls Championship, where she won by three strokes at The Furman Golf Club in Greenville, S.C.

Stephenson, the No. 9 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking, is a South Carolina native.

Here are some key numbers from the Aug. 29 - Sept. 1 tournament.

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6: That's how many birdies Lauren Stephenson made en route to firing a 5-under 67 in the final round, coming back to win the tournament by three strokes. Stephenson, a Clemson commit for the class of 2015, shot the low round of the day in the final round, coming back from T-3, where she sat after two rounds, to the top of the leaderboard at 6 under.

71: That was the number of the weekend for Kelly Whaley, a class-of-2015 North Carolina commit. Consistency was key for Whaley, as she shot three straight rounds of 71 to finish at 3 under and a tie for second place. Whaley draws inspiration from her mother, Suzy, who competed in the 2003 Greater Hartford Open on the PGA Tour.

5: The longer holes caught the eye of Lilia Vu, who finished in a tie for second at 3 under. Vu played the par 5s at The Furman Golf Club at 5 under for the tournament, going bogey-free on those holes over the three-round event. Vu, a class-of-2015 UCLA commit out of Fountain Valley, Calif., held the lead through 36 rounds before giving it up on the final day with a 2-over 74.

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