Auburn upset top-seeded Duke to reach the final
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Auburn and Wake Forest each won their semifinal match on Tuesday to secure a spot in Wednesday’s championship match at the East Lake Cup in Atlanta. The women’s match will feature a contest between two teams making their first-ever appearance in the East Lake Cup.
Despite finishing fourth in the stroke play portion of the competition on Monday, Auburn prevailed over the reigning national champion Duke Blue Devils courtesy of victories from Mychael O’Berry, Megan Schofill and Brooke Sansom. O’Berry earned the clinching point for the Tigers, defeating Duke’s Ana Belac in convincing fashion, 5&4.
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“Obviously we’re very pleased with the match today,” Auburn head coach Melissa Luellen said. “We knocked off the national champions, but we have to get ourselves ready for tomorrow and the same mindset of ‘It’s a brand new day.’ Again, in match play, anything can happen. We’re just excited to have the opportunity to compete.”
In the other semifinal, Wake Forest leaned on its three veterans who contributed to the team’s runner-up finish at the national championship earlier this year, earning winning points from Emilia Migliaccio (junior), Siyun Liu (senior) and Vanessa Knecht (sophomore).
“These ladies are fired up – and they love match play,” Wake Forest head coach Kim Lewellen said. “I want [our team] to go and enjoy the moment [tomorrow], figure out how they can improve in match play, and take everything they can from this experience.”
(4) Auburn def. (1) Duke, 3-2; (3) Wake Forest def. (2) Arizona, 3-1-1
Due to anticipated inclement weather on Wednesday, tee times have been moved up for the championship and consolation matches. Tee times will now begin at 8:30 a.m. ET, using split tees (championship matches off No. 1 tee; consolation matches off No. 10 tee). As a result, GOLF Channel’s live tournament coverage now will begin at 10:30 a.m. ET and continue until play concludes.
Women’s Championship Match: (3) Wake Forest vs. (4) Auburn
Women’s Consolation Match: (1) Duke vs. (2) Arizona
The East Lake Cup is being contested over three days, following the format from the final three days of the NCAA men’s and women’s golf national championships. On Monday, Oct. 28, the eight teams competed in individual stroke play competition to determine the individual champion and to seed for two days of match-play competition. Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 29-30, two match-play tournaments will be hosted simultaneously for the men’s and women’s divisions, with the semifinals taking place on Tuesday and the finals and consolation matches on Wednesday.View results for Women's East Lake Cup
ABOUT THE Women's East Lake Cup
Started in 2015 and hosted by the historic
Lake Golf Club Atlanta, this collegiate, two-day
play competition features the top-performing
from the previous year's NCAA Women's
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