Women’s Golf Teams from Colleges Across the U.S. to Compete March 30 – April 2, 2017
For the second consecutive year, Clemson University’s women’s golf team will host the Clemson Invitational at The Reserve at Lake Keowee from March 30 – April 2. The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course will provide the backdrop for a practice round on Thursday, March 30, followed by competitive play among participating collegiate women’s golf teams from across the country on Friday through Sunday, March 31 – April 2.
“The members and staff of The Reserve at Lake Keowee are extremely proud and honored to be the host site for the 2017 Clemson Invitational. Talented young ladies from seventeen prestigious universities throughout the United States will compete on our Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course for the second year, and we welcome them to experience all of the wonderful things The Reserve at Lake Keowee has to offer. Please come out and watch the future stars of the LPGA Tour,” said Dave Fleming, General Manager of The Reserve at Lake Keowee.
Seventeen women’s golf teams – up from fourteen teams in 2016 – will be participating in the 2017 Clemson Invitational at The Reserve at Lake Keowee, seven of which are ranked in the NCAA’s top 25:
University of Florida (8)
Florida State University (3)
Furman University (7)
University of Houston
University of Louisville
Michigan State University
Mississippi State University
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Ohio State University (22)
University of Oklahoma (21)
University of Tennessee
University of Texas (19)
Texas A&M University (25)
“We are thrilled to be back at The Reserve at Lake Keowee for our second Clemson Invitational. The course is ideal for a collegiate event as we’re hosting some of the top teams in the nation,” said Kelley Hester, Head Coach of Clemson Women’s Golf Team. Hester, along with Assistant Coach Heather Bowie Young, previously on the LPGA Tour, will be leading the Lady Tigers at the Clemson Invitational.
The Reserve at Lake Keowee pulled together more than 40 host homes and 65 volunteers as a part hosting the tournament. Spectators are welcome as this event is open to the general public and there is no charge to watch. For further tournament details please contact The Reserve at Lake Keowee Golf Shop at (864) 869-2106.
About The Reserve at Lake Keowee
Created in 2000 by Greenwood Communities and Resorts, The Reserve at Lake Keowee is an award-winning residential community that spans 3,900 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 30 miles of shoreline on Lake Keowee and convenient access to nationally-recognized commercial and cultural center that include Greenville, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; and Clemson and Furman Universities. A 200-slip Marina, Village Center, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and more than 1,400 acres of parks, preserves, trails, and green spaces highlight more than $100 million in completed family amenities at The Reserve. The Reserve has approximately 700 members from 30 different states. Homesites at The Reserve are available from $100,000 to $950,000; homes from $500,000 to $3+ million. To learn more, call 877-922-LAKE (5253), visit www.ReserveAtLakeKeowee.com.
Photo Above: Marisa Messana, a Clemson sophomore in 2016 from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. teeing off on hole no. 16 on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at The Reserve at Lake Keowee
Credit: Photo by Carl Ackerman