Wake Forest wins fourth team title at Nexus Collegiate
15 Feb 2023
by Jim Young of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for Nexus Women's Collegiate Classic, Albany Golf Club, Latanna Stone Rankings

Courtesy of Wake Forest Athletic Communications
Courtesy of Wake Forest Athletic Communications

The second-ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons rolled to their fourth team title of the season by winning the Nexus Collegiate at Albany Golf Club in New Providence, Bahamas.

Behind a second-place finish by senior Lauren Walsh, the Deacs took the team title by seven strokes over second-place LSU, posting a winning score of 11-over 875. Walsh was one of three Wake players to finish inside the top-10 along with Rachel Kuehn (6th) and Mimi Rhodes (t-7th).

"We are thrilled to take home another team win," said Wake Forest head coach Kim Lewellen. "The competition was outstanding, and as you can see by the scores, the conditions of the course were difficult. The wind was gusting throughout the tournament, which made for tough conditions every day."

Latanna Stone
LSU senior and longtime AmateurGolf.com member Latanna Stone picked up the first individual collegiate title of her career, carding rounds of 72-68-70 to finish at 6-under 210, which was good for a five-stroke victory over Walsh.

Stone and Walsh were the only two players in the field who managed to break par at Albany Golf Club, where the PGA Hero World Championship is contested each December.

“I am very happy for Latanna and her first career college individual title,” said LSU head coach Garrett Runion. “She played extremely well on a course the ladies said was one of the toughest, if not the toughest, they played in college golf with the wind condition. To finally get that monkey off her back and post a win was special. I know she was happy and her teammates were genuinely happy as well. Hopefully, she can continue that trend as well as we continue to play the next two weeks.”

Wake Forest will look to defend its title at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate which gets underway on Feb. 27 at Long Cove Country Club in Hilton Head, S.C. The event will be nationally televised by GOLF Channel.

Results: Nexus Women's Collegiate Classic
1FLLatanna StoneValrico, FL70072-68-70=210
2IrelandLauren WalshIreland50075-67-73=215
3IrelandAnna FosterIreland40072-71-74=217
T4AZGrace SummerhaysScottsdale, AZ40077-70-71=218
T4GermanyPaula Schulz-HanssenGermany40071-74-73=218

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54 hole women's collegiate golf tournament hosted by Auburn University. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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