Photo Courtesy of Wake Forest Athletic Communications
Photo Courtesy of Wake Forest Athletic Communications

Men’s and Women’s Golf Have Top 5 Finishes

Last week was an exciting one for both the Wake Forest Men’s and Women’s golf program after the conclusion of ACC Tournament play.

In a very competitive group of contenders, the Men’s team finished third overall and had a record-breaking weekend at the Old North State Golf Club in New London, NC. Although Georgia Tech finished 29 shots under par as a team to take first place, both Clemson and Wake Forest were neck-and-neck at every hole with the attempt to secure the runner-up spot. While the the Tigers ended up finishing 27-under to take second place, the Demon Deacons ended the weekend with 26 shots under par, the lowest tournament score that any Wake Forest team has achieved at an ACC Tournament with a final team score of 838. Additionally, Sunday’s performance was the lowest scoring single day performance for the Wake Forest Men’s golf program.

Senior Paul McBride, who placed fourth overall, described his final ACC tournament as “bittersweet.”

“I played well and the team did too, but we have no silverware to show for it,” McBride said. “I’m happy with how we look going into regionals and look forward to the last few events of college golf.”

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Freshman Parker Gillam finished T-12 for the Deacons while senior Cameron Young finished T-24. On May 2, selections for the NCAA Regional Tournament will be announced. 

Following a fifth place finish in the ACC Tournament with a final score of 890, the Wake Forest Women’s Golf Team received an exciting announcement that they have been selected to attend the NCAA Tallahassee Regional as the No. 5 seed. Last weekend at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC, the Demon Deacons finished 26 shots over par as a team in less-than-ideal weather conditions. Junior Jennifer Kupcho finished T-5 overall in individual competition, shooting a total score of 216 and 74 in her final round of play. Throughout her Wake Forest career, this is the third time she has finished in the top five. Junior Monica Schumacher, who finished with a final round of 81, said the team was “excited to be going to Florida for the regionals ranked fifth.” In the coming weeks, Schumacher explained the team will be “working hard to perfect our game and think we could have at nationals.” The Women’s Golf team will play in Florida on May 7-9.

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