Ashlan Ramsey, Sloan Shanahan named All-ACC

Baseball - Clemson women golfers Sloan Shanahan, Ashlan Ramsey & McKenzie Talbert enjoy the game

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Baseball - Clemson women golfers Sloan Shanahan, Ashlan Ramsey & McKenzie Talbert enjoy the game

Clemson, S.C.—Freshmen Ashlan Ramsey and Sloan Shanahan were both named to the All-ACC Women’s Golf Team on Tuesday. The Clemson team is in its first season of varsity competition and will compete in the NCAA West Regional in Cle Elum, Wash starting on Thursday.

Ramsey is from Milledgeville, Ga and is the top player on Clemson’s 13th ranked team this year. She leads the team in stroke average (72.52), and top 10 finishes with six, including a pair of victories. The number-one ranked amateur in the world, Ramsey is first in the nation in par five scoring average (4.72), first in fairway hitting percentage (.937) and 11th in total birdies (88).

Ramsey has been selected for the United States Curtis Cup team that will compete in St. Louis, Mo, June 6-8. She will turn professional after that tournament.

Shanahan is second on the team in stroke average with a 73.79 figure and has three top 10 finishes. The native of Suwanee, Ga is third in the nation in fairway hitting percentage (.929) and has 71 birdies to rank second on the team. Shanahan has had the best score of the day among Clemson golfers eight times this year.

Twelve women were selected to the All-ACC team and five were freshmen. Clemson had two of the five. Duke, Clemson and Florida State were the only schools with more than one selection on the team.

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tigerrob44#291802 writes:

Is Ashlan Ramsey a freshman academically? If she is then I personally think she is making a huge mistake to turn pro after one year of college and college golf. I guess it has happened before but, I do not know who ever did that. Maybe she is finishing her junior year or even graduating after this year. Does anyone out there know if she is a freshman academically? I thought she would be our star for the next 3 years and we could win a national championship with her on the team for 3 more years.

BrandonRink writes:

in response to tigerrob44#291802:

Is Ashlan Ramsey a freshman academically? If she is then I personally think she is making a huge mistake to turn pro after one year of college and college golf. I guess it has happened before but, I do not know who ever did that. Maybe she is finishing her junior year or even graduating after this year. Does anyone out there know if she is a freshman academically? I thought she would be our star for the next 3 years and we could win a national championship with her on the team for 3 more years.

Kerry may no better than I, but looking at her Clemson bio, I believe she is a true freshman. There were a few on the team who were redshirts waiting on the program to start, but I don't think she was in that group.

Caddydaddy writes:

in response to tigerrob44#291802:

Is Ashlan Ramsey a freshman academically? If she is then I personally think she is making a huge mistake to turn pro after one year of college and college golf. I guess it has happened before but, I do not know who ever did that. Maybe she is finishing her junior year or even graduating after this year. Does anyone out there know if she is a freshman academically? I thought she would be our star for the next 3 years and we could win a national championship with her on the team for 3 more years.

There are over 60% of the top 100 money winners on the LPGA tour that never walked on a college campus or left after a year or 2. Believe me we did our research rather than forming a opinion with no facts. If you new her you would know that she practiced regularly at 6am and 10pm on her own time because she has a burning desire to be the best she can be and play at the top level of golf. After winning numerous amateur events and college events, she wanted to devote more time to golf. We realize everyone will not agree with that decision. But it happens everyday in womens golf and other college sports. The school was told last November that she wanted to attend q school this fall.

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