Kupcho Wins Canadian Women’s Amateur
July 28, 2017

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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWGolf)

GUELPH, Ont. – Wake Forest rising junior Jennifer Kupcho continued her strong play by winning the 2017 Canadian Women’s Amateur at Cutten Fields. She shot 7-under over the tournament’s four rounds to record a five-shot victory over an elite amateur field.

Kupcho shot 65-70-66-72 to shoot a 7-under 273, winning by five strokes over runner-up Lilia Kha-Tu Vu. Only five players finished the tournament under par. Wake Forest incoming freshman Emilia Migliaccio also competed at the event, finishing T-17th at 9-over over the four rounds.

By winning the title, Kupcho received an exemption into the LPGA Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, held August 24-27 in Ottawa, Ont.

Kupcho’s busy summer schedule featured a 21st-place finish at the U.S Women’s Open earlier this month, where she was the second-lowest amateur in the field. Next month Kupcho will compete at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur, held August 7-13 at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.

Kupcho, a consensus 2017 first-team All-American, set a school record last season with a 70.61 scoring average. She had eight top-five victories, including three victories.