Walsh helps Wake Forest to more team success in North Carolina

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Castlewarden’s Lauren Walsh played her part as the Wake Forest Women’s Golf team swept both the team and individual titles at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invite, hosted by North Carolina.

Junior Walsh didn’t have her best stuff for the week but still ground out a two-over par 54-hole total with rounds of 73, 72 & 73 for a share of 35th. Walsh’s putting competition companion and junior teammate, Rachel Kuehn was the star for the Deacs over the weekend, making a birdie on the 17th hole to earn medallist honours by a stroke and lead Wake Forest to a 10-shot win.

“What an exciting weekend,” said head coach Kim Lewellen.

“It was great to see Rachel make history and for the team to perform and win with such outstanding competition. This is a fantastic team that works hard and it’s great to see their hard work pay off for them. We are looking forward to what’s ahead for this group.”

Kuehn shot even-par 72 today and finished the 54-hole event at 11-under 205 (70-63-72), which tied the third-lowest total in tournament history. The junior from Asheville set the women’s course record, Wake Forest’s 18-hole record and the tournament single-round record on Saturday with a bogey-free, 9-under-par 63.

The Deacs had four players finish in the top-21 in the individual standings and shot a 17-under 847 total. Clemson was second at seven-under 857. Virginia Tech gave the ACC a sweep of the top three at 5 under.

The Wake Forest women’s golf team will travel to Wilmington, N.C. for the Landfall Tradition October 29-31.

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