Deacons

The Wake Forest women's golf team poses for a picture after winning a tournament on Saturday in the Dominican Republic.

Wake Forest’s women’s golf team rolled to a 19-shot win on Saturday in the Tar Heel Classic at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic.

The Deacons fired a 14-under in the final round to finish at 23 under for the tournament. It was the first win at Wake Forest for Coach Kim Lewellen, who is in her first season for the Deacons.

“Throughout the year, this team has shown a lot of talent,” Lewellen said. “At this tournament they call came together and made Wake Forest history.”

The 14 under round on Saturday was a school record and the 23 under for the 54 holes was the best in scoring history.

The 12th-ranked Deacons were one of just two teams to finish the tournament under par. No. 16-ranked Virginia was a distant second at 4 under.

Senior Jennifer Kupcho won her eighth tournament of her career shooting a final-round 67 to finish at 14 under. Kupcho’s eighth win is second best in school history behind Stephanie Neill’s 10 wins from 1992 to 1995.

Kupcho was joined in the top 10 by Emilia Migliaccio and Siyun Liu. Migliaccio shot a final round 67 to finish the tournament tied for third at 4-under par. Liu shot a final round 70 finish the tournament in eighth place at 1-under.

Letizia Bagnoli finished T-15th at 3-over after a final round 75, while Vanessa Knecht was T-32nd at 8-over after shooting a final round 70.

The Deacons will be in the Bryan National Collegiate at Bryan Park from March 29-31.

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