Schooner Fall Classic: Wake Forest breaks record en route to blowout win
25 Sep 2023
by Justin Golba of

see also: View results for The Schooner Fall Classic, Belmar Golf Club, Morgan Ketchum Rankings

Wake Forest Women's Golf Team (Wake Forest Athletics Photo)
Wake Forest Women's Golf Team (Wake Forest Athletics Photo)

After starting the season strong with a third-place finish at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, the Wake Forest Women's Golf team picked up its first win of the season with ease in the Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Ok.

The Deacs won by 22 shots, finishing at 29-under, and were a model for consistency, shooting rounds of 270-270-271 for a total of 811.

Virginia Tech finished in second place at 7-under, Purdue finished in third place at 3-under, Houston finished in fourth place at 2-under, and Florida State finished in fifth place at 1-over.

The Deacs' victory margin is the largest since the spring of 2021, when they won the Palmetto Intercollegiate by 28 strokes. Their to-par score of 29-under is the fourth-lowest 54-hole score to par in program history.

The team's 54-hole score of 811 is the lowest 54-hole team score in program history, besting the 819 54-hole team score from the UCF Challenge in the spring of 2022.

In the individual competition, Morgan Ketchum of Virginia Tech finished in first place with a score of 9-under after rounds of 67-66-68. Ketchum shot a 31 on the back nine of the final round, capped off with an eagle on No. 12 to win the Classic.

Lilly Thomas of Tulsa finished in solo second place and one shot back of Ketchum at 8-under.

Then came Wake Forest. Rachel Kuehn, Mimi Rhodes, and Carolina Lopez-Chacarra all finished tied for third place to lead Wake Forest to the runaway victory. Lottie Woad of Florida State also finished tied for third place at 7-under.

Results: The Schooner Fall Classic
1NCMorgan KetchumWinston-Salem, NC60067-66-68=201
2ARLilly ThomasBentonville, AR40068-68-66=202
T3NCRachel KuehnAsheville, NC30068-69-66=203
T3EnglandMimi (Euphemie) RhodesEngland30070-67-66=203
T3SpainCarolina Lopez-ChacarraSpain30063-70-70=203

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54-hole women's college tournament hosted by the University of Oklahoma. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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