Wake Forest Tournament History
This will be the 27th ACC Women's Golf Championships and the Demon Deacons will have participated in all 27 events. The Deacs have won five titles (1986, 1994, 1995, 2009, 2010) and have finished runner-up 10 times.
After each of the Demon Deacons' five victories, the Wake Forest head coach was named ACC Coach of the Year. Mary Beth McGirr took home the honor in 1986 and Dianne Dailey has earned the award in 1994, 1995, 2009 and 2010.
Individually, Wake has had seven ACC Champions: Brenda Corrie in 1986, Stephanie Neill in 1993, Laura Philo Diaz in 1995, Marta Prieto in 1998, Natalie Sheary in 2009, Michelle Shin in 2010 and Cheyenne Woods in 2011.
Last season, the Deacons finished 8th as a team while Elizabeth Doty tied for 15th and Allison Emrey tied for 19th individually.
Wake Forest Notes
Wake Forest is ranked No. 11 by Golfstat.com and No. 12 by Golfweek.
Two Demon Deacons ranked in the top 50 by Golfweek led by Sierra Sims at No. 13. Allison Emrey comes in at No. 30.
The Demon Deacons are coming off a runner-up finish at the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C. Wake Forest and Virginia tied after three rounds and the Cavaliers edged the Deacs by one stroke in a two-hole playoff.
Sierra Sims tied for second in the individual standings at the Bryan National Collegiate. She carded the lowest individual round of the final day, a 3-under 69, to move up to a tie for second place. Sims tied with Auburn's Kelli Murphy for second place, just one stroke behind Virginia's Briana Mao who was the individual champion.
For the season, Sierra Sims has the lowest stroke average, 72.67, and the most top-five finishes with three. Allison Emrey is right behind her with a 73.17 stroke average and two top-five finishes.
Allison Emrey and Marissa Dodd are each playing in their fourth ACC Championship. Emrey's best finish was 19th last year. Dodd finished tied for 10th in 2013.