Brent Wanner Captures Individual Title at The Ping-Golfweek Preview Invitational
Wake Forest junior Brent Wanner won The Ping-Golfweek Preview Invitational with a three-under par 210.
Wake Forest junior Brent Wanner won The Ping-Golfweek Preview Invitational with a three-under par 210.

Sept. 30, 2001

Columbus, Ohio - Wake Forest junior Brent Wanner carded an even-par 71 on Sunday to capture individual medalist honors at The Ping-Golfweek Preview Invitational at Ohio State University's Scarlet Course. Wanner, of Chatham, Mass., finished the tournament with a three-under 210 (69-70-71), one stroke ahead of teammate Bill Haas (Greer, S.C.). Haas, a sophomore who turned in a one-under 70 in the final round, finished in a three-way tie for second at two-under 211 (70-71-70) with D.J. Trahan of Clemson and Doug Wade of Ohio State.

Wanner's victory was his second career title, as he won medalist honors at the Duke Classic last fall.

As a team, Wake Forest finished in second place, just one stroke back of champion Clemson. The Demon Deacons turned in a two-under 282 - their lowest score of the tournament - in Sunday's final round. The Tigers, which the led the three-day, 54-hole tournament wire-to-wire, shot a seven-over 291 on Sunday and had to birdie the final hole to win the event with a 10-over 862. WFU finished with an 11-over 863, one stroke ahead of third-place Texas.

Wake Forest junior Chad Wilfong (Thomasville, N.C.) fired a career-low 69 on Sunday to vault from 48th place to a top 20 finish, tying for 19th with a three-day total of six-over 219 (76-74-69). Other Deacon competitors included senior Jay Morgan (Choctaw, Okla.), who finished 43rd with an 11-over 224 (75-77-72) and junior Cortland Lowe (Augusta, Ga.), who finished 49th, one stroke back of Morgan with a 225 (75-77-73).

OSU's Scarlet Course will serve as host of the this year's NCAA Men's Golf Championships, to be contested May 29 - June 1, 2002.

The Wake Forest men's golf team returns to action October 5-7 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga.

 

 

Notable: Bill Haas' brother, Jay Haas, Jr., also competed in The Preview as a member of the Augusta State golf team, and finished 37th with a 10-over 223. The Haas brothers are the sons of former WFU golfer Jay Haas as well as nephews of current Wake Forest coach Jerry Haas. This weekend's tournament marked the first time the brothers competed in the same collegiate event.

The Ping-Golfweek Preview Invitational
Ohio State University Scarlet Course
par 71 * 7,239 yards

Team Results
Pl.    Team             Rd. 1    Rd. 2    Rd. 3    Total
1      Clemson          288      283      291      862
2      Wake Forest      289      292      282      863
3      Texas            292      291      281      864
4      Ohio State       300      285      282      867
5      Virginia Tech    292      290      289      871
6      Florida          296      277      299      872
        Georgia          290      285      297      872
8      Okla. State   290      290      294      874
9      Oklahoma         290      297      295      882
10     Georgia Tech     294      296      300      890
11    East Tennessee   292      293      306      891
12    Augusta State    302      290      300      892
13    Arizona          296      297      300      893
14     Arizona State    306      295      304      905
15     Pacific          306      303      299      908

Wake Forest Individual Results 1 Brent Wanner 69 70 71 210 t2 Bill Haas 70 71 70 211 t19 Chad Wilfong 76 74 69 219 t43 Jay Morgan 75 77 72 224 t49 Cortland Lowe 75 77 73 225

 

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