Wake Forest repeats at Rod Myers Invitational
Wake Forest after Rod Myers Invitational victory <br>(Wake Forest Athletics Photo)
Wake Forest after Rod Myers Invitational victory
(Wake Forest Athletics Photo)

DURHAM, NC (September 11, 2016) -- With a record setting performance No. 14 Wake Forest successfully defended their Rod Myers Invitational title. The Demon Deacons finished 23-under at the Duke University Golf Club and obliterated the old scoring record of 11-under set by Iowa in 2010.

They also were able to out distance themselves from second place Liberty, 12-under, by 11-strokes.

Wake Forest was paced by junior Wall Zalatoris. Coming off his banner summer that saw him win the Trans-Mississippi and the Pacific Coast Amateur, Zalatoris tallied rounds of 65-72-70 to post 9-under and tie for second.

During his bogey-free final round 2-under 70 Zalatoris carded birdies on the 7th and 9th holes. The first round 7-under 65 was also of the bogey-free variety and it was the round of the tournament. An Honorable Mention All-American a year ago, Zalatoris birdied seven holes throughout the round.

Wake Forest also receiving strong play from junior Paul McBride (-6, 4th), freshman Eric Bae (-5, 5th) and sophomore Cameron Young (-1, T10).

The win for the Demon Deacons marked the first time that they had repeated as tournament champions since 2008-2009 when they won the General Hacker Championship in back-to-back years.

Medalist honors went to Kieran Vincent of Liberty in runaway fashion. Vincent, a freshman from Zimbabwe, finished 15-under and six-strokes in front of Zalatoris and Florida State's Cristobal Del Solar, both whom finished tied for second.

Vincent fired three consecutive rounds of 5-under 67 to create his separation. In Saturday's first round Vincent flew to the front page of the leaderboard with five straight birdies from Nos. 5-9, a stretch that came on his back nine. Overall for the week Vincent played holes 5-9 in 11-under.

On Sunday Vincent began his day with a birdie, the first of his four to go along with an eagle on the par-5 7th and three bogeys.

Behind Wake Forest and Liberty in the team standings were No. 18 Florida State (-10) in third, North Carolina (-6) in fourth and No. 23 Duke (+2) in fifth

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54-hole strokeplay event hosted by St John's University at Bethpage State Park Red Course. Event is named after former St. John's golf coach Doc Gimmler and consists of predominately Big East and Ivy League schools.

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