Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura teamed up for the LPGA Tour's first official team event, the 2019 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. With the nickname 'Team All In,' the pair held a five-stroke lead going into the final round and carded an 11-under par, 59 in the final four-ball match to win by six-strokes ahead of Minjee Lee and Jin Young Ko at an impressive 27-under par. The pair closed their opening nine with five consecutive birdies and added six more in their closing stretch to wrap up their win at Midland Country Club.
"I pride myself on my ball striking and my ability to hit good tee balls and good iron shots, so I knew that I could contribute that way," said Clanton, who became a Rolex First-Time Winner.
In 2019, Clanton has played primarily on the Epson Tour where she earned a win at the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout. Now an LPGA Tour winner, Clanton has made a significant jump on the LPGA Priority List from 179th to 92nd, which assures her full Tour status for the next two years.
"This is 100 percent a God plan," said Clanton. "I couldn't even dream up to have won a Epson event earlier this year and then to come out and win with Jasmine. It's so funny, this is the tournament that I wanted to come and play in. I was like, team event, I'm in, let's go. I'm blessed for the opportunity, I'm blessed that Jasmine came and let me come play with her."
Here is a complete list of the clubs Clanton was using when she won the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational.
|Driver||Titleist TS3 (10.5-degree)|
|Hybrids/Fairway Woods||TaylorMade Burner (3-wood), Titleist 816H1 (19-degree hybrid)|
|Irons||Mizuno Fli-Hi (3-iron), Titleist 718 T-MB (4-iron and 5-iron), Titleist 716 CB (6-iron through PW)|
|Wedges||Titleist SM7 (52-degree, 58-degree)|
|Putter||Scotty Cameron T5CB|
|Ball||Titleist Pro V1x|
|Bag||Titleist with Auburn University colors|
|Shirt Sponsor||Modern Impressions|
(Information may change for future events.)