ALPHARETTA, Georgia – The nationally ranked Wake Forest men’s golf team is scheduled to wrap up its fall season on Friday, traveling to Atlanta for the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate.
Defending ACC champions and NCAA regional champions to be led by juniors Michael Brenan who has four career individual wins with a pair of wins in each of his two seasons at Winston-Salem.
First-year student Andrew McLauchlan continues to have an impressive start to his career at Wake Forest. McLauchlan was one of six golfers from the Old Town Club Collegiate field to shoot a round of par or better in each of his three rounds.
After finishing sixth at Maui Jim Individual earlier in September, McLauchlan beat that effort this week, claiming a tie for fourth, the highest of any Wake Forest player. He again performed well, tied for 27th in Ben Hogan Collegiate, the highest of any Demon Deacon in individual standings.
First-year student Boyd Owens will also anchor the top of the formation with him at the second rank of the Deacs. Owens, who recorded the lowest first round in program history, finished as the Deacs’ top player in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, tied for 13th individually in the first event of the season.
Tomorrow’s first round is scheduled for a 9:20 a.m. (ET) start as Wake Forest kicks off between holes No. 10. The Demon Deacons will be paired with East Tennessee State and Individuals on opening day play.
THE DEACS RANGE
Brennan, who is now ranked 15th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, made her PGA Tour debut at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in February. That Monday, he earned a spot on the court as a lone amateur, setting a Collegiate Showcase Monday record, shooting a five-under par 66. He will be looking to potentially claim his fifth individual title, trying to join a company elite in Wake Forest. the story. He was named a member of the Fred Haskins Award watch list to start the season.
Owens is playing for the Demon Deacons for the third time in his freshman year. As a junior, he ranked 9th nationally in the AJGA rankings. In March, he qualified for the Chitimacha Louisiana Open featured on the Korn Ferry Tour as a Monday qualifier. Additionally, he reached the Round of 16 in the 2022 North and South Amateur Championship and is the defending LHSAA Individual Champion.
Owens, who recorded the lowest first round in program history, finished as the Deacs’ top player in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, tied for 13th individually.
Power helped the team win a title at the 2021 Old Town Club Collegiate Invitational, tied for 35th in the individual standings. He was helped by a 66 (-4) in the second round of the tournament. He was one of three Demon Deacons to participate in the Genesis Collegiate Showcase. In the ACC Semifinals, Power provided the second point in the win over North Carolina.
In his college debut at the Maui Jim Individual, McLauchlan finished tied for sixth in the standings. He was helped by shooting a 64 (-8) first round that was bogey-free and included six birdies and an eagle on the par-5 ninth. He was tied for the lead after the first lap.
Prior to coming to Wake Forest, he competed in the 2022 US Amateur at Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, NJ and is also the defending Jones Cup Junior Invitational Champion.
Kennon had an impressive performance at the 2021 Old Town Club Collegiate Invitational. He was par or lower in all three rounds of the tournament, finishing the week tied for ninth and nine under par, the first career top 10. Kennon notched his second top 10 of the season at Valspar Collegiate with his best run of his young career. He finished eighth, shooting a final lap 64 (-7), moving up 20 places on the final day of competition.
The freshman was one of three Demon Deacons to go under par for all three rounds of the 2022 NCAA Regionals, recording a 68-69-69 to tie for ninth in the individual standings at 4 below normal.
Eastern Tennessee State
Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational
The Golf Club of Georgia – Lakeside Course – Alpharetta, GA – Par 72 – 7,092 yards
The Georgia Golf Club, located in Alpharetta, has hosted events for the PGA Champions Tour, the historic Georgia Cup that pits the reigning amateur champions from the United States and Great Britain each year before their appearance in the Masters, and the annual college championship featuring some of the top highly ranked teams from across the country. The club has also hosted US Open Qualifiers, Georgia Amateur and other Georgia PGA sanctioned events.
Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational
Friday, October 21 – First Round – Play begins at 9:20 a.m. ET from hole #10. Wake Forest will play with East Tennessee State and Individuals.
Saturday, October 22 – Second Round – Play will begin at 9 a.m. ET from holes #1 and #10.
Sunday, October 23 – Third Round – Play will begin at 9 a.m. ET from holes #1 and #10.