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Cydney Clanton
Cydney Clanton

Hometown:
Concord, N.C.

High School:
Concord

Birthdate:
07/18/1989

Major:
Finance

2011 NGCA Second-Team All-American
2011 All-SEC First Team
2010 NGCA First-Team All-American
2010 Honda Award Finalist
2010 Curtis Cup Team Member
2010 All-SEC First Team
2010 North & South Women's Amateur Champion
2009 GolfWorld Honorable Mention Mid-Season Golfer of the Year
2009 GolfWorld Mid-Season All-American
2009 GolfWeek Honorable Mention All-American
2009 All-SEC First Team
2008 NGCA Freshman of the Year
2008 NGCA First-Team All-American
2008 SEC Freshman of the Year
2008 All-SEC First-Team
Auburn Top Tiger

Senior Year (2010-11)
Named to the All-SEC First Team for the fourth time in her career... Named Second Team All-American by the NGCA... Was just the second Auburn golfer ever to be named All-SEC First Team all four years... Holds the Auburn record for career stroke average (72.98) and career rounds under par (39)... Led Auburn with a 72.48 stroke average... Also holds three of the top 10 single-season stroke averages with her 2010-11 average of 72.48 ranking fifth... Finished ranked fifth in the SEC and 13th in the nation... Played in nine of 10 events for the Tigers, finishing in the top 20 six times and the top five four times... Selected to play in the LPGA's Kraft Nabisco Championship for the second year in a row... Tied for 95th at the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship with rounds of 77-76--153... Had a run of eight straight rounds at even-par or better in the fall... Her low round this season is a 67 in the final round at the Mason Rudolph Championship... Placed third at the SEC Championship with rounds of 69-72-73--214... The third-place finish at SECs was the best of her career at the tournament... Finished third at the Mason Rudolph and the Pac 10/SEC Challenge... Finished 24th at the NCAA Fall Preview with rounds of 68-73-77--218... Finished third at Mason Rudolph Championship, carding rounds of 72-69-67--208... The 208 is the lowest 54-hole total of her career and ranks fourth all-time at Auburn... Tied for 16th at the Tar Heel Invitational, shooting 71-71-71--216... Finished the fall season by finishing third at the Pac 10/SEC Challenge with a 68-69-72--209... Tied for 75th at the spring opener, the Lady Puerto Rico Invitational, shooting a 79-83-77--239... Bounced back by tying for 11th at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate with rounds of 74-75-67--216... Wrapped up the regular season by tying for fourth at the Battle at Rancho Bernardo with a 71-76-71--218... Tied for 31st at the NCAA East Regional (77-73-72--222).

Junior Year (2009-10)
Earned NGCA First-Team All-American honors... A Honda Award finalist... Named to the All-SEC First Team for the third year in a row... Picked to represent the United States at the 2010 Curtis Cup... Set a new Auburn record for lowest single-season stroke average with a 71.45 ... Finished the season with a third-place tie at the NCAA Championship, the second-best finish ever for an Auburn golfer... Shot a 7-under-par 281 at the NCAA Championship... Posted a season-low 66 in the final round of play at the NCAA Championship... Was only one of two players in the 126-player NCAA Championship field to record four even-par or better rounds, posting a 72-71-72-66--281 total... Finished in the top five in eight of 11 tournaments... Finished in the top 10 in 10 of 11 tournaments... Finished the season ranked the No. 2 golfer in the nation according to Golfweek... An honorable mention selection by Golf World magazine as its mid-season National Golfer of the year... Named a Golf World Mid-Season All-American... Currently ranked No. 1 in the most recent GolfWeek rankings... Named GolfWeek National Golfer of the Week after winning the NCAA Fall Preview... Won both the Hooter's Collegiate Match Play Qualifying and the NCAA Fall Preview... Competed in the LPGA's Kraft Nabisco Championship, carding a 75 in the first round... Missed the cut at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, finishing in a tie for 103rd... Led the team with a first-place finish at the Hooter's Collegiate Match Play Qualifying, shooting a two-round score of 73-69--142... Tied for second at the Mason Rudolph Championship with a 67-68--135 tournament total... Named SEC Golfer of the Week after tying for fifth at the Tar Heel Invitational, shooting 73-70-71--214... Earned first-place at the NCAA Fall Preview after carding a season-low 6-under-par (70-70-70--210)... Earned her second SEC Golfer of the Week honor after her first place finish at the NCAA Fall Preview... Began spring play with a tie for fourth at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational, shooting a 2-over-par 74-70--144... Tied for second at the Auburn Invitational with an even-par 72 round... Took third place at the Tiger/Wave Golf Classic after carding a 73-71-71--215 tournament total... Tied for ninth at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, shooting 77-73-76--226... Placed in a tie for seventh at the SEC Championship with rounds of 72-70-70--212... Tied for 36th at the NCAA East Regional Championship, posting a 71-76-74--221 three-day total... Held the lowest stroke average of the team for each round of play, including a 70.80 second-round average... The only member of the team to have every round count toward the team score this season... Led the team with 16 sub-par rounds of play, shooting in the 60s four times... Her 16 sub-par rounds set a new school record... Led the team in 10 of the 11 tournaments in which she competed... At the Curtis Cup, Clanton posted a 2-0-1 record, helping the United States team to win its seventh-straight Curtis Cup... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur Public Links... Won the North & South Women's Amateur with a 3 and 1 victory over Lisa McCloskey in the 36-hole final.

Sophomore Year (2008-09)
Selected to the All-SEC First Team... Finished second on the team with a 74.23 stroke average... Ranked 41st in the nation in the final Golfweek Ratings... Had five top-10 finishes and four top-five finishes... Led the team at the SEC Championship tying for fourth, carding a season-low 70 in the final round (71-75-70--216)...Co-led the team with a fourth place finish at the Tar Heel Invitation, shooting a three-round score of 78-70-70--228... Also led the team at the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational, posting a 16-over-par 226 to tie for fourth... Tied for ninth at the NCAA Fall Preview, earning her second top ten finish of the season (72-73-76--218)... Posted two top 25 finishes at the Mason Rudolph Championships (t-23rd) shooting 72-79-70--221 and at the Derby Invitational (t-24th) shooting 73-83-72--228... Finished 38th at the Tar Heel Invitational, carding a season low 70 in the second round (78-70-81--229)... Tied for 30th at the Hooter's Match Play Qualifying... Finished in the top 25 at the Central District Invitational (72-79-77--223) and UCF Challenge (70-74-73--217)... Bounced back to posted top-five finishes at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (74) and SunTrust Lady Gator... Has recorded three sub-par rounds during the season... Tied for 80th at the NCAA East Regional (78-78-77--233).

Freshman Year (2007-08)
Played on the U.S. National Team in the USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship in Tokyo, Japan... Clanton helped the U.S. to a 37-23 victory over Japan after she earned victories in all three of her matches... Competed at U.S. Open... Finished the season ranked No. 13 in the country with a 73.54 stroke average... Named First-Team All-American after tying for 23rd at the NCAA Championship (74-75-77-71--297)... Named NGCA Freshman of the Year... Led Auburn in spring play with a 74.55 average... Finished fourth at the NCAA East Regional, earning her fifth top-five finish of the season (70-75-72--217)... Named SEC Freshman of the Year and First-Team All-SEC... Came in 29th at the SEC Championship (81-79-74--234)... Turned in four top three finish at the Bryan National Collegiate as she tied for third (75-72-74--221)... Tied for 10th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, marking her fifth top 10 finish of the season... Shot a career low 66 in the opening round of the UCF Challenge... It ties for the second lowest score in Auburn history... Ended up tied for 10th at the Challenge ... Opened spring season at Wildcat Invitational (t-44th)... Led the team with a 72.07 stroke average in fall play... Finished the fall ranked No. 11 in the country... Turned in three top five finishes and another top 20 in fall play... Tied for first at the UT Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship with a three-round score of 72-70-68--210, which tied her career best that she earned at the Mason Rudolph Championship in September... The score ranked her in a tie fourth all-time on the Auburn record books for low 54-hole score with Celeste Troche (2000)... Tied for second at the Alabama-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate (72-78-68--218)... Began the season firing back-to-back rounds of 1-under 71 and finished the Mason Rudolph Championship off with 4-under 68 to tie for third (210).

Junior/High School
A 2007 AJGA Second-Team Rolex Junior All-American... Posted 13 top-10 finishes at AJGA events, including a runner-up finish at the 2006 Polo Golf Junior Classic... Also finished runner-up at the Nike Golf Junior at Jacksonville, Golf Pride Junior Classic and the AJGA Richmond Junior... Three-time regional champion... 2006 North Carolina state champion... Member of the 2007 Canon Cup team... Graduated with honors from Concord High School.

Personal
Full name is Cydney Claire Clanton... Parents are Bobby and Jeannie Clanton... Has three siblings, Chase, Cody and Caleb... Born July 18, 1989... Majoring in finance... Home course is River Run Country Club.