Wake Forest wins Bryan Collegiate
Tennessee's Popson wins individual title by a single stroke
BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – Wake Forest carded the low round of the day on Sunday to win the Bryan National Collegiate for the first time since 2000.
On a day that saw no golfer shoot a round of even par or better, the No. 17-ranked Demon Deacons outlasted the competition. Wake finished Sunday’s round with an 18-over 306, its highest round of the tournament. However, the Deacons were one shot better than the No. 16-ranked Lady Vols and six better than No. 22 North Carolina.
Wake Forest finished the weekend at 31-over, two strokes better than Tennessee, which finished second. UNC was third at +45, No. 7 Virginia fourth at +46 and No. 4 Duke fifth at +47.
The tournament title is the Deacons’ first since winning the ACC Championship last spring. Wake Forest has now won at least one tournament in four consecutive years, the second longest streak in school history. They won in five consecutive years from 1992-93 through 1996-97.
Wake Forest also posted its first team title at the Bryan National, which the Deacons co-host annually with UNC Greensboro, since 2000.
Tennessee’s Erica Popson won the individual title, finishing at 4-over-par 220, one shot better than Wake Forest sophomore Michelle Shin.
Senior Allie Bodemann picked a great time to turn in her low round of the season, as she carded a three-over 75 to lead the Deacons on Sunday. Bodemann, who was fifth on the team on both Friday and Saturday, finished the tournament tied for 44th at 20-over.
|Pos.||Team||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Total||To Par|
|15||North Carolina State||311||315||328||954||+90|
|17||College of Charleston||321||326||329||976||+112|