AUGUSTA, Ga. – The No. 2 Wake Forest women’s golf team will wrap up their regular season Saturday, March 11-Sunday, March 12 at the Valspar Augusta Invitational, hosted by Augusta, at Forest Hills Golf Club.
Wake Forest has been ranked second in the nation since the start of the fall season and spent one week at No. 1 in the fall. The Deacs have won four of the eight team tournaments and finished in second place in three more. The only event so far this year the Deacs have not won or finished in second was the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (DRI), where they still placed in the top five, finishing in fourth.
Four Demon Deacons are currently inside the top 30 women’s collegiate players according to Golfstat, with Rachel Kuehn and Lauren Walsh both in top 10, at sixth and 10th respectively. Emilia Migliaccio and Carolina Chacarra are 21st and 26th.
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At the DRI, Wake Forest led all teams in scoring on par-four holes, going +18 on the 33 par-four holes over the three-day event. Wake also led the field in pars, with 196 recorded across all five players over the 54 holes. Rachel Kuehn led all individuals in scoring on par-five holes, going three-under across the nine par-five holes throughout the event. Lauren Walsh was second in scoring on par-three holes, going two under across the 12 par-three holes over the three days.
Wake Forest was paced by graduate Emilia Migliaccio in the final round, as she recorded the lowest-18 hole score of the day among the 90-player field. Her first nine holes included two birdies and a bogey to put her at one under at the turn. She finished the day with three birdies on her second nine holes to go four under on the day. She had back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13 and birdied the par-three seventeenth before ending the tournament with a par on 18. This is the veteran’s fourth top-10 finish of the season.
Kuehn finished inside the top 25 for the eighth time this season. After nine straight pars to start the day, she recorded back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15 to balance three bogeys on her second nine. She finished one over on the day and five over par for the event.
Walsh and Mimi Rhodes each finished six over for the event. Rhodes had her best round on the final day, going even par with just one bogey to end her first nine and a birdie on 11 to get her back. She…
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