By the numbers: Stephenson wins in Greenville
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.