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Demon Deacons Set to Host Wake Forest Invitational at Pinehurst No. 2

Demon Deacons Set to Host Wake Forest Invitational at Pinehurst No. 2

PINEHURST, N.C.  – After capturing the team title and individual title at the Battle of Briar’s Creek the last time out, the Wake Forest men’s golf team looks to continue the momentum into the second home event of the season Monday at historic Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C.

The reigning ACC Champions and NCAA Regional Champions claimed a nine-stroke team win in their last outing and were paced by the second individual title of senior Mark Power’s career as he took home medalist honors at the Battle of Briar’s Creek by four strokes.

Power led nearly the entire way. He was 2-under or better in every round, the only player to do so in the field. Additionally, he saved his best round for the final round, posting a bogey-free 68 (-4) to claim the title. During his path to his second collegiate title, Power only had five bogies over the three rounds.

Leading the lineup again will be junior Michael Brennan. The Leesburg, Va. native captured his fifth career individual victory in the Southwestern Invitational in January over a loaded field. 

With a pair of wins in each of his two seasons in Winston-Salem, Brennan now has joined rare company with five or more wins in program history.

He is now alongside Jay Haas, Lanny Wadkins and Cameron Young to have five titles to their name at Wake Forest. Only three Demon Deacons have more than five titles in their collegiate career: Bill Haas (10), Gary Hallberg (9) and Curtis Strange (8).

Wake Forest Golfers to Win Five Collegiate Events

Brennan Michael joined quite the company to win the Southwestern title in its 40-plus year history as it has been the start to illustrious pro careers for many.

Alongside Brennan and Power, sophomores Scotty Kennon and Marshall Meisel are back in the lineup for the third time this spring. Both helped the team run away with the team title while also having great rounds early this spring at the Southwestern Invitational.

Meisel was one of three players to also take part in the exclusive Genesis Collegiate Showcase in mid-February. He helped his group win the team championship at the Genesis Collegiate Showcase, marking the first time Wake Forest has claimed the team title at the event.

Tomorrow’s first round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. (ET) shotgun start as the Wake Forest team tees off between holes No. 1 and No. 4. The Demon Deacons top team will be paired…


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