Foster claims top-10 as Wake win team title at Darius Rucker

Anna Foster Credit: Shanna Lockwood/AU Athletics

Anna Foster recorded yet another top-10 finish and although Lauren Walsh didn’t enjoy the best of final days, Wake Forest captured another team title at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.

Foster has been a revelation since making the move stateside, finding a level of consistency that saw her announced alongside Walsh and Beth Coulter on the initial Curtis Cup panel just yesterday.

The Elm Park star carded a one-over 72 on Wednesday that included three birdies over her final seven holes and finished at two-over for the tournament. Foster was tied for ninth overall, earning her fourth top-10 finish of the season and the fifth of her career.


As a team, the Tigers were as high as fourth at one point but struggled over the final three holes and finished in sixth place at 23-over for the tournament.

“I am proud of our young ladies and feeling their pain for the rough finish on the last three holes,” Auburn head coach Melissa Luellen said. “We are a good finishing team, so this was not the norm. We will regroup and get ready California.”

“I am very proud of Anna and Elina for their solid play this week.”

The Tigers will get a short break before heading to Palos Verdes Estates, California for the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge on March 13-15.

Walsh meanwhile fell 13 places down the leaderboard to a tie for 20th after a disappointing six-over par final round 77, however the Wake Forest women’s golf team defended their title and won the Darius Rucker for the second time for their second win of the spring season.

The Deacs started the second round on Tuesday in a tie for fourth place and proceeded to have the lowest, and only under par, round of the day to surge to the top of the leaderboard entering Wednesday’s final 18 holes. With a steady round, Wake Forest maintained their top spot with the third-lowest round in the field on the final day.

“What an incredible week for these student-athletes,” said head coach Kim Lewellen.

“There was outstanding competition on a difficult course with phenomenal crowds all week. We are proud of this. Congratulations to our team and to Carolina. Thank you to Golf Channel, Long Cove, Darius and South Carolina for putting on a spectacular event. Go Deacs!”

Wake Forest will be back in competition for the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge March 13-15 in Palos Verdes, California, hosted by Ohio State.

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