Saturday, September 26, 2015

Freshman India Clyburn's great finish ties

 her for first  victory in America

India Clyburn, pictured above, from Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, a freshman student at North Carolina State University, has scored her first victory on the US women's college golf circuit by covering the last 12 holes of the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate in three under par with birdies at the seventh, 13th and 17th.
India, former winner of the Scottish Under-21 girls and younger sister of LET professional Holly Clyburn, had rounds of 69, 67 and 71 for six-under-par 207 over the par-71 circuit.
She tied for victory with Taylor Kim (Kent State) who had scores of 69, 67 and 71 at Cherokee Country Club, Knoxville in Tennessee. They finished three shots ahead of the third placed finisher in a field of 75 players.
Another NC state student, Scot Rachael Taylor, a final=year student, finished T38 on 224 with scores of 73, 77 and 74. 
Also in the field was UNLV freshman Elizabeth Prior from Surrey. She tied for 54th place with former England girl international Heidi Baek (Maryland) from Suffolk on the 228 mar. Elizabreth shot 74, 74 and 80, Heidi 74, 73 and 81.
Despite India Clyburn's excellent performance as a freshman, NC State University could finish only seventh in the team event won by Kent State ahead of Tennessee.
Rachael Taylor was the second best NC State player and she was back in joint 38th place and the others finished T48, T52 and T57.
Memo to NC talent scouts: If you want to win team titles, better sign up some good back-up players for India Clyburn in time for NEXT US college season.