CLEMSON, SC – The Ole Miss women’s golf team will conclude its regular season by playing the Clemson Invitational, which will be held March 24-26 at Lake Keowee Golf Course.
The tournament marks the last of nine tournaments for the 2022-23 season as the team prepares for the postseason to start at the 2023 SEC Championship. The conference championship will again be held at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama, with the tournament taking place April 12-16.
Friday 24th March – 18 holes stroke play
Saturday 25th March – 18 holes stroke play
Sunday 26th March – 18 holes stroke play
Andrea Lignell (Sr.*)
— Leads the team with a 71.41 batting average in 2022-23
— Her first two career medal wins for the Rebels in the fall at the Cougar Classic and The Ally
— Hit a 204 (-9) at the Cougar Classic, marking a new career-low 54-hole score and tying them for the second-lowest 54-hole score in program history
— Finished in the top 3 in five of her eight tournament appearances
— Added to ANNIKA Award First Spring Watch List
Chiara Tamburlini (Sr.*)
— Carries an average of 72.58 strokes in the 2022-23 season
— Awarded Co-SEC Golfer of the Week after a third-place finish at the Valspar Augusta Invitational
— 2021-22 WGCA First-Team All-American
– Winner of the 2022 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award
— Received an invitation to attend the 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur
— Added to ANNIKA Award Preseason Watch List
— Added to ANNIKA Award Final Fall Watch List
Elle Johnson (Sr.*)
— Currently shooting a 2022-23 season average of 75.53 shots
— Made her Rebel debut at the Cougar Classic, finishing tied for 34th place
— Almost cracked the top 20 in The Ally after competing lonely and shooting a 227 to take 27th place
— Left Florida State with the 19th-best career average (75.61) in program history
— 2022 Florida Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Champion
— Shot a course record in round of 65 (-6) at the Coral Creek Club in Placida, Fla. to win the Florida Am title
Natacha Host Husted (So.)
— Brings a 2022-23 batting average of 74.71 to the team’s regular season finals
— Most recently, he placed 14th at the Valspar Augusta Invitational
— Caught a tie for 13th place at the season-opening Cougar Classic
— Earned her second straight top 20 finish after placing 18th in the Blessings Invite
— Once again in the top 20 in The Ally, with a share of 13th place
— 2021-22 SEC All-Freshman Team selection
Nicole Gal (Fri.)
— Shoot a batting average of 75.00 in their freshman campaign
— Made her collegiate debut for the Rebels at The Ally, where she tied for 25th place
— At the Valspar Augusta Invitational, he hit a career low at 18 holes with 72(E).
— Set a new career-low 54-hole score at Battle at the Beach with 224 (+11) and finish in 60th place
— 2022 USGA Junior Championship Quarterfinalist
— 2021 National Junior Girls Champion
No. 28 Clemson
No. 38 State of Kent
No. 26 Kentucky
No. 37 Maryland
No. 22 State of Oklahoma
No. 17 Ole Fraulein
No. 46 Tennessee
The Jack Nicklaus-designed reserve at Lake Keowee Golf Course spans 6,386 yards and will be played as a par 72 for those in attendance this weekend in Clemson. The course is highlighted by the massive Lake Keowee water feature, with several streams branching off the main body and intersecting the course’s fairways. There is a very strong end to the round here, starting on the long par 4 on hole 15 and ending on the 444 yard hole 18, which serves as a narrow bunker that runs parallel to the penultimate hole. Features like these have helped earn the Lake Keowee Reservation the #27 golf course title in the state of South Carolina, according to Top100GolfCourses.com.
Ole Miss ranked 17th overall in the latest NCAA team rankings published by Golfstat, and the team also ranked 20th in the nation in the Golfweek/Sagarin Team Collegiate rankings. The Rebel roster will now feature two top 25 golfers in the individual rankings as seniors Andrea Lignell And Chiara Tamburlini Lead the charge for the Ole Miss squad. Lignell is currently the pace of the Rebels, ranking No. 8 and No. 13 in the Golfweek/Sagarin and Golfstat NCAA individual rankings, respectively. Tamburlini is just behind Lignell overall, with the St Gallen, Switzerland native finishing 22nd in Golfweek rankings and 24th according to Golfstat to head into the Spring Finals at Clemson.
|TAMBURLINI NAMED CO-SEC GOLFER OF THE WEEK|
Ole Miss Ladies Golf Senior Chiara Tamburlini was named Co-SEC Golfer of the Week for the first time in her career, the conference announced a week ago. The honor comes after a third-place finish for Tamburlini at the Valspar Augusta Invitational, when the senior eventually posted a 139 (-5) finish to the tournament’s two rounds of action. Tamburlini battled nine other golfers ranked in the top 50 on Golfstat’s individual rankings, as well as a rainstorm that shortened the tournament from three rounds to two, and was a frontrunner with rounds of 69 (-3) and 70 (-2). for the rebels. Help the senior achieve her second top five finish of the 2022-23 season. The Swiss native from St. Gallen has achieved seven top five finishes in her four-year playing career for the Rebels, placing sixth all-time in program history. The senior has also logged a total of eight rounds of par or better golf this year and four rounds in the 60s this season.
|LIGNELL INCLUDED IN THE ANNIKA AWARD FIRST SPRING WATCHLIST|
Andrea Lignell was among 15 of the nation’s top female collegiate golfers named on the ANNIKA Award First Spring Watch List presented by Stifel. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding women’s college golfer, as voted for by players, coaches and the media. The Gothenburg native of Sweden had a historic run for the Rebels with top-3 finishes in five of their eight tournament appearances in 2022-23, including two tournament wins. This is the second time this season that Lignell has made her way onto the award watchlist, having been placed on the last fall watchlist alongside teammate Chiara Tambrulini earlier in the season.
|LIGNELL AND TAMBURLINI RECEIVE INVITATIONS TO ANWA|
The senior rebel duo of Andrea Lignell And Chiara Tamburlini Received invitations to the 2023 edition of the prestigious Augusta National Women’s Amateur, marking the first time in either golfer’s career that they have received an invitation to play at ANWA. The tournament, held a week before The Masters, features 72 of the world’s top amateur golfers and is held at the Champions Retreat Golf Club. After the second round, the field is reduced to 30, with the final round being played at Augusta National. New Rebel alumnus Julia Johnson also received an invitation to replay the 2023 tournament, which marks the fourth consecutive Augusta National Women’s Amateur to which she has received an invitation.
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