Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dubliner Paul McBride third as Wake Forest win rain-shortened event

         WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! Wake Forest, team and individual winners

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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMGolf) MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina – The Wake Forest University men’s golf team captured its second victory of the season today as the final round of the General Hackler Championship was cancelled due to rain and sleet. The Demon Deacons shot 15-under over the first 36 holes at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club on Saturday and, 24 hours later, that total provided a 10-shot win in the weather-shortened event. Wake Forest (561) won from Kent State (571_) and Louisiana State (573) in a field of 15 terams and 84 players.  Will Zalatoris captured his third US college career victory, his first this season, by shooting 9-under during Saturday’s first two rounds. He had a first round 68 before shooting a second round 67 for 135.Zalatoris finished one stroke ahead of Ian Holt (Kent State) who had a pair of 68s for 136. 
Ireland's Paul McBride, pictured right, a third-year Wake Forest student from Malahide, Dublin, finished third , shooting 7-under 137. He had a first-round 67 and a second -ound 70. “We knew going into yesterday’s first round that there was a possibility of a 36-hole event,” said head coach Jerry Haas. “The team came out ready to play. They had great preparation as many of them spent their spring break in Winston just practising. This core group of juniors and sophomores have brought us close to 10 team and individual victories over the past two seasons. "The quality of play, leadership and team unity are things I really cherish. I feel like if we had to have played today we still would have brought the title home.” Wake Forest will return to action March 19-21with the Valspar Collegiate Invitational in Palm City, Florida




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