Women's Golf Central: NCAA Championship
May 16, 2018

Tournament Central • NCAA Championship
Dates May 18-23, 2018
Location Karsten Creek Golf Club (Stillwater, Okla.)
Par-72, 6,328 yards
Weather | Course Info
Scoring/Info GolfStat.com
Tournament Info Tournament Website
Field (Golfstat Ranking) Alabama (1), Arkansas (2), UCLA (3), Duke (4), Stanford (5), USC (6), Furman (7), Texas (8), Arizona (9), Arizona State (10), Florida (12), Northwestern (13), Washington(15), Kent State (16), Wake Forest (18), Auburn (19), Oklahoma (20), Florida State (21), Louisville (25), Baylor (26), Virginia (27), Colorado (28), Ole Miss (34), Ohio State (37)
WF Lineup 1. Jennifer Kupcho
2. Emilia Migliaccio
3. Mai Dechathipat
4. Siyun Liu
5. Monica Schumacher
Updates @WakeWGolf | Tournament Notes

DEACS TRAVEL TO OKLAHOMA for NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
• Wake Forest will compete at the 2018 NCAA Championships, hosted by Oklahoma State
• The Deacs are participating in their 15th NCAA Championship, first since 2015

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
• Wake Forest is making its 15th appearance at the NCAA Championship
• The Deacs finished 13th in their last NCAA Appearance in 2015 at the Concession Club
• Wake Forest has four top-10 finishes, including a school-record 3rd place finish in 1995
Jennifer Kupcho has participated in the last two NCAA Championships as an individual, finishing T-6th in 2016 and T-2nd in 2017

HOW THE DEACS GOT TO STILLWATER
• Wake Forest qualified for the NCAA Championship with a sixth place finish at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional
• The Deacs tied Clemson for the sixth and final qualifying place, but won a one-hole playoff as Jennifer Kupcho birdied and the other four players parred the hole, giving the Deacs a one-shot victory in the playoff

SEASON RECAP
• Wake Forest enters the NCAA Championship ranked No. 18 in the Golfstat Rankings
• The Deacs won the Bryan National Collegiate in April for their best result of the season
• Wake Forest has won four individual titles, with Jennifer Kupcho winning the Ocean Course Invitational, Bryan National Collegiate and NCAA Tallahassee Regional and Emilia Migliaccio winning the Mercedes Benz Collegiate
• The four individual victories are the most in a season by the Demon Deacons since winning four titles in 2008-09

INTERNATIONAL PLAY THIS SUMMER
Jennifer Kupcho and Emilia Migliaccio will both represent the United States in international competitions this summer
• Both will be representing the United States in the Palmer Cup
• Kupcho will also be a member of the USA Curtis Cup team

KUPCHO SHINES
Jennifer Kupcho has three victories this season, giving her six for her career, second most in Wake Forest history (Stephanie Neill, 10 wins from 1992-95)
• She was named to the All-ACC Team for the third consecutive year
• Her 70.68 scoring average this season is second in program history, just behind her school-record 70.61 last year when she earned All-American honors and was the NCAA runner-up
• She is currently ranked No. 3 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings

MIGLIACCIO’S IMPRESSIVE ROOKIE SEASON
Emilia Migliaccio was named the ACC Freshman of the Year in addition to being named to the All-ACC Team
• She has a 71.58 scoring average, on pace to be third-best in program history (behind Kupcho’s 2017 and 2018 marks)
• She became the second player in program history to win one of the first two starts of her career when winning the Mercedes Benz Collegiate in Knoxville in the fall
• She also won the South Atlantic Amateur (SALLY) in January


 

 

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