Demon Deacons Win Yale Spring Invitational
Davis Womble won his first collegiate tournament at Yale
April 19, 2015

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By Erika Carrubba, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWGolf)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Wake Forest won the Yale Spring Invitational by 28 strokes over ACC rival Clemson at the Yale Golf Course on Sunday. Junior Davis Womble earned his first individual title at 6-under for the weekend.

The Demon Deacons' win at Yale is the third of the season, following victories at Primland and the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate in the fall. Wake Forest hasn't won three tournaments in a season since 2005-06. That year the Deacs won the Mattaponi Springs Shootout, The Hootie at Bulls Bay and the NCAA East Regional.

Wake Forest started the third round with a nine stroke lead over ACC rival Clemson. The Demon Deacons fired a 271 in the final round to win the Yale Spring Invitational by 28 strokes. Wake Forest finished with a score of 825 while Clemson took second at 853. The top four teams in the standings come from the ACC. Clemson edged Virginia by one stroke and Duke came in fourth with a score of 855.

The Demon Deacons owned the top four spots on the individual leader board. Womble won his first collegiate tournament of his career with a 6-under 204. He fired rounds of 70-66-68 to edge teammate Paul McBride by two strokes. Womble's 54 hole score of 204 is a new career low, besting his previous career low of 205 from Primland in the fall.

McBride took second place with a 4-under 206 after rounds of 68-70-68. Second is the best career finish for the freshman. He took third at Primland in the fall.

Danny Guise finished third and Will Zalatoris finished fourth in the field. Guise was 3-under after a final round 67 on Sunday. Zalatoris finished with a 2-under 208, one stroke behind Guise. Zalatoris has now been under par in every tournament this season.

Wake Forest heads to Uwharrie Point and Old North State next weekend for the ACC Championship. The Demon Deacons will be paired with Clemson and Virginia for Friday's first round. The groups will tee off beginning at 10:30 a.m. Last year Wake Forest finished sixth at the ACC Championship. Clancy Waugh was the Deacs' top finisher, tied for 14th.

 

 

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