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Dan McDonald | | October 30, 2019

East Lake Cup: How it works, history of the college golf event

Wake Forest Athletics Wake Forest golf Wake Forest defeated Auburn 4-1 in the women's final of the 2019 East Lake Cup.

About two months after a champion is crowned on the PGA Tour at East Lake Golf Club at the Tour Championship, the collegiate stars tee it up on the same course to show their skills at the East Lake Cup.

Below is everything you need to know about the tournament. In the 2019 event, the Wake Forest women's team and Texas men's team took home the team titles.

East Lake Cup: Format and schedule

WHAT: “Modeled after the NCAA Golf Championships, the format for the East Lake Cup consists of an opening round of stroke play to crown an individual male and female champion and determine seeding for the following two days of match-play competition.”

WHO: The eight semifinalists from the past year's Division I men’s and women’s golf national championships. Here were the 2019 participants:

Women: Arizona, Auburn, Duke, Wake Forest

Men: Oklahoma State, Texas, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest

WHEN: The 2019 East Lake Cup was played Monday, Oct.  28 through Wednesday Oct. 30.

WHERE: East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.

FINAL RESULTS AND STANDINGS: Click or tap here for final scoring from the 2019 event: Men's stroke play | Men's match play | Women's stroke play | Women's match play

East Lake Cup rosters

Each 2019 participating school featured five individuals. Here were the lineups for all eight teams:

Women's rosters:


  • Ana Belac, senior
  • Jaravee Boonchant, junior
  • Gina Kim, sophomore
  • Erica Shepherd, frershman
  • Miranda Wang, junior


  • Ya Chun Chang, sophomore
  • Vivian Hou, freshman
  • Sandra Nordaas, senior
  • Gile Bite Starkute, freshman
  • Therese Warner, freshman

Wake Forest

  • Vanessa Knecht, sophomore
  • Rachel Kuehn, freshman
  • Siyun Liu, senior
  • Emilia Migliaccio, junior
  • Lauren Walsh, freshman


  • Julie McCarthy, junior
  • Mychael O'Berry, junior
  • Brooke Sansom, sophomore
  • Megan Schofill, freshman
  • Kaleigh Telfer, junior

Men's rosters:


  • Parker Coody, sophomore
  • Pierceson Coody, sophomore
  • Cole Hammer, sophomore
  • Spencer Soosman, senior
  • Travis Vick, freshman

Oklahoma State

  • Austin Eckroat, junior
  • Aman Gupta, sophomore
  • Hazen Newman, freshman
  • Brian Stark, freshman
  • Rayhan Thomas, freshman

Wake Forest

  • Eric Bae, senior
  • Eugenio Chacarra, sophomore
  • Alex Fitzpatrick, sophomore
  • Mark Power, freshman
  • Marco Steyn, junior


  • John Augenstein, senior
  • Harrison Ott, junior
  • Reid Davenport, sophomore
  • William Moll, freshman
  • Matthew Riedel, freshman

CHAMPIONS: Men's college golfers with the most individual NCAA championships

East Lake Cup history

2019 Champions:

Men's Team: University of Texas

Women's Team: Wake Forest University

Men's Individual: Mark Power - Wake Forest

Women's Individual: Vanessa Knecht - Wake Forest / Ana Belac - Duke

2018 Champions:

Men's Team: Auburn University

Women's Team: University of Southern California

Men's Individual: Viktor Hovland - Oklahoma State University

Women's Individual: Albane Valenzuela - University of Southern California

2017 Champions:

Men's Team: Vanderbilt University

Women's Team: University of Southern California

Men's Individual: Will Gordon - Vanderbilt University

Women's Individual: Robynn Ree - University of Southern California

2016 Champions:

Men's Team: University of Illinois

Women's Team: Duke University

Men's Individual: Scottie Scheffler - University of Texas

Women's Individual: Andrea Lee - Stanford University

2015 Champions*:

Men: University of Illinois

Women: University of Southern California

*Individual championship was added in 2016

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