Jennifer Kupcho Wins Ocean Course Invitational
Sept. 5, 2017

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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWGolf)

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The Wake Forest women’s golf team concluded its first event of the 2017-18 season with a third place finish at the Ocean Course Invitational at Kiawah Island. Junior Jennifer Kupcho posted her fourth career victory, winning the individual title by seven strokes, as the Demon Deacons had three top-10 finishers.

Kupcho shot a final round 70 on Tuesday to finish the event at 12-under, seven strokes ahead of runner-up Laura Kowohl of NC State. It was the largest margin of victory for a Demon Deacon since Cheyenne Woods’ seven-stroke victory at the 2011 ACC Championship. Kupcho’s 12-under total is the second-lowest in school history, behind only her 15-under performance at last year’s Lady Tar Heel Invitational. Only five times in Wake Forest women’s golf history has a player finished a tournament double digit shots under par and Kupcho has three of those performances.

Kupcho’s fourth career victory moves her into third place on Wake Forest’s career win list, trailing just Stephanie Neill (10 wins from 1992-95) and Brenda Corrie (five wins from 1984-86).

Two other players, each making their Demon Deacon debut, posted a top-10 finish in their first tournament. Sophomore Siyun Liu, who transferred to Wake Forest after playing her freshman season at Illinois, and freshman Emilia Migliaccio each finished the tournament at even par, tied for eighth place.

“Jennifer played awesome over all three rounds on a championship course,” said head coach Dianne Dailey. “To shoot three consecutive rounds under par on this course is just outstanding golf. I am proud of her and proud of the team for hanging in there today. Toni [Eberhard] had to withdraw due to an injury so we had to count all four scores today. The team demonstrated a lot of grit.”

 

 

Wake Forest finished the tournament at 16-over par, tied with Florida for third place. NC State won the team championship at 5-over par, while Florida State was the runner-up at 8-over par.

The Demon Deacons will return to action Sept. 18-19 at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate in Knoxville, Tenn.

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