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  Erin Clasper
Erin Clasper

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Potomac, Md.

High School:
Thomas S. Wootton

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
12/20/1980

Experience:
3V

On Clasper: Three-year letterwinner who returns for her final collegiate campaign … team leader who will serve in the role of captain for the second consecutive season … tremendous work ethic … enjoyed a solid spring season, topped off by an individual tournament title at the UNC-Wilmington Lady Seahawk Invitational.

Spring 2003: Played in all five spring tournaments … led the Terps to fourth place at the Bradford Creek Women’s Intercollegiate in Greenville, N.C., where she tied for 16th place with a seven-over-par 151 … carded her season low, a two-over 74, in the second round of that tournament … came in second for the Terps in three other tournaments, including an eighth-place finish at the JMU/Bonnie Hoover Invitational and a 16th-place tie at the Hatter Spring Fling … finished in the top 25 in four tournaments … had the second-best stroke average on the team (79.62).

Fall 2002: One of two Terps to compete in all four fall tournaments … led the Terps in two tournaments, tying for 24th at the Penn State Nittany Lion Invitational and finishing 15th at the East Carolina Lady Pirate Fall Inviatational … had her best tournament by score at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C., where she tied for 23rd place with a 12-over-par 228 … also carded her season low, a one-over-par 73, in the second round … had the best stroke average on the team (77.91).

Spring 2002: Team captain … played in all five spring tournaments… posted a team-best two top-10 finishes, tying for first at the UNC-Wilmington Lady Seahawk Invitational, and tying for ninth at the James Madison Lady Dukes Invitational … carded the team’s only sub-par round, a 71, in the first round of the UNC-Wilmington Lady Seahawk Invitational on her way to sharing medalist honors … also shot rounds of 74 and 73 for a two-over-par total of 218 … had the best stroke average on the team (77.83) during the spring.

Fall 2001: Competed in two of four fall tournaments … averaged 82.6 strokes per round over six rounds … carded a 77, her season best, at the Unlimited Potential/Baytree Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Spring 2001: Competed in four spring tournaments, totaling 10 rounds of competition … posted one of the Terps' three top-10 individual finishes in the James Madison Lady Dukes Invitational … averaged 79.9 strokes per round … shot her low round of 76 in the first-round of the JMU Invitational … finished third on the team at the ACC Championships … emerged as a team leader during the season.

Fall 2000: Participated in all four tournaments during the fall ... averaged 81.09 strokes per round over 11 rounds ... shot her best round of the fall, 77 (+5), in the Unlimited Potential/ Baytree Classic on Sept. 9th ... was a major contributor to Maryland's consecutive top-five team finishes in the final three tournaments.

Spring 2000: Participated in all five spring tournaments and finished first on the team in three of the five tournaments, Edwin Watts/Carolina's Collegiate Classic, Northern Illinois Snowbird Intercollegiate and the Fighting Camel Classic ... finished the spring season with a team best 81.9 strokes per round average ... shot the only par round of the spring by a Maryland golfer on March 17th, during the second round of the Northern Illinois Snowbird Intercollegiate ... achieved season best with a tied-sixth place individual finish in the Northern Illinois Snowbird Intercollegiate ... her two-round score of 150 (+6) was the best score vs. par by a Maryland golfer during the spring.

Fall 1999: Participated in all four fall tournaments and finished among the top 12 in two events … averaged 81.7 strokes per round in 10 rounds to place second on the team during the fall season … one of two players to card a top-10 individual finish … top outing came at the Great Smokies Championship as she finished in a tie for 10th with a 14-over-par 158 score … shot the best individual round among all team members as she carded a one over-par 71 in the first round of the Nittany Lion Invitational on Oct. 1 … her gross score and her score vs. par were the top individual scores in the fall season … credited with four of the top seven single-round scores during the fall … in addition to her 71 at the first round of the Nittany Lion Invitational, she scored a 76 in the second round and a 77 in the third round in State College and carded a 77 in the second round of the Great Smokies Championship … recorded two of the top three scores vs. par during the fall … her +1 (76) in the Nittany Lion first round was the best score of the fall while her +5 (77) in the second round of the Great Smokies Championship was the third best score … her 224 (+14) gross score was the best three-round tournament score for the Terps in the fall.

Before Maryland: Graduated from Thomas S. Wootton High School in 1999 … was a four-year varsity letterwinner in golf … team co-captain in 1997 and 1998 … the Maryland state champion in 1997 and 1998 … all-county first team selection in 1996, 1997 and 1998 … named All-Met by the Washington Post in 1997 and 1998 … won state District II championships in 1997 and 1998 ... has participated in AJGA Junior Tour tournaments … shot a hole-in-one during her prep career … played extensively on the junior golf circuit, playing tournaments in New York, North Carolina and Virginia … golf coach at Wootton was Jack Weiland.

Personal: Born on Dec. 20, 1980 … daughter of Elizabeth and Geoffrey Clasper … is the oldest of three children … lists former Maryland golf coach and current PGA Tour member Fred Funk as her favorite athlete.

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