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Women’s golf places eighth at Clemson Invitational

Vanderbilt Women’s Golf finished eighth at the Clemson Invitational in Sunset, South Carolina, with stellar play from Lynn Lim.
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Vanderbilt Women’s Golf nabs eighth place at the Clemson Invitational in its regular season finale (Vanderbilt Athletics).

The Vanderbilt Women’s Golf team continued its spring season at the Clemson Invitational this weekend in Sunset, South Carolina. The invitational was the final regular season tournament for the team. Vanderbilt finished at 9 over par after 3 days of strokeplay, taking eighth place in a competitive field. 

The Commodores played well on day one with Lynn Lim and Celina Sattlekau leading the team. Lim, the freshman, fired a 2 under 70 to post the low round of the day on the Vanderbilt roster. Lim returned to the lineup this weekend after being out for nearly two months, clearly picking up where she left off. 

“​​It’s really great having Lynn back on the lineup,” Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen said after round one. “She looked really sharp today and played like she hasn’t been away from competitive golf since early February.”

Celina Sattelkau posted an even-par 72 on day one, with two birdies and two bogeys, helping the team to a 4 over 292 total. Tillie Claggett also shot a 1-over 73 to contribute to Vanderbilt’s overall score. The Reserve at Lake Keowee Golf Course played the most difficult on day one, with a scoring average of 75.73, making the rounds of Sattlekau and Lim even more impressive. 

Vanderbilt couldn’t quite find its stride on day two, shooting 7 over with a total score of 295. However, Lim was a bright spot on the roster, firing a 1under 71, to again shoot the lowest round of the day for the Commodores. Following her fantastic round on day one, Sattlekau shot a 2 over 74 to stay in the mix for the individual title. Ding and Claggett both shot a 3 over 75 on day two.

On day three, Lim once again exhibited steady and consistent golf, firing a 1 over 73. This meant Lim finished in a tie for eighth. This top 10 finish was well earned as Lim scored nothing worse than a bogey over the course of the three days. 

Sattlekau fired another 2 over 74 on day three, positioning herself in a tie for 22nd. A double bogey on the 16th hole was a sour end to a great three days of golf. Nevertheless, the match marked another top 25 finish for the senior as she continues to play solid golf in every tournament. 

Claggett shot an even par 72 on day three, placing herself in a tie for 33rd. This round included 4 birdies and 4 bogeys, exhibiting her ability to bounce back after tough holes. 

The best round on day three came from Ding who fired an astonishing 3 under 69. An eagle on the 11th hole allowed her to produce a fantastic round of golf. Overall, Ding shot 5 over, finishing in a tie for 37th.

Natasha Kiel tied for 57th, shooting 12 over for the three days.

Lim once again showed why she is one of the top freshmen in the country this week with a great top 10 finish. Similarly, the veterans on the roster, Sattlekau and Ding, strung together three rounds of stellar golf. Vanderbilt finished the tournament strong, shooting a collective 2-under on day three. The Commodores recorded 16 of their 39 birdies on day three, a good sign going into postseason play. 

Vanderbilt will travel to Birmingham, Alabama, next to compete in the SEC Championships starting on April 12.

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Henry Oelhafen
Henry Oelhafen, Deputy Sports Editor
Henry Oelhafen (‘26) is a student in Peabody College majoring in human and organizational development and minoring in business. Henry grew up as a Vanderbilt sports fan and loves to talk about both professional and amateur golf. In addition to writing, he loves to play golf with friends, hike and try new restaurants. He can be reached at [email protected].
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