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Vanderbilt men win close, Auburn women win big at East Lake Cup

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The East Lake Cup women’s semi-finals, from outright victory to sudden death, have been full of drama, but the Auburn Tigers proved they weren’t when they thrashed Texas A&M 5-0 in the final on Wednesday. .

It all ended early in Atlanta when Auburn took the lead in the top nine and never looked back.

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Casey Weidenfeld, who won the playoff decider that sent the Tigers to the championship game, came out first in the final and defeated A&M’s Zoe Slaughter by 3 to 1.

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Weidenfeld hit the first two holes on Wednesday afternoon to set the tone early.

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“It was definitely nice to get up today, but after yesterday we all know things can turn around,” Weidenfeld said as he took the point. “So I was just trying to keep the lead and keep it as hard as I could.”


Highlights: Auburn Tigers, East Lake Cup, Team Finals

Highlights: Auburn Tigers, East Lake Cup, Team Finals

Weidenfeld was the only Tiger to play 17th on Wednesday, with the remaining four matches ending no later than 16th, with the biggest margin of victory coming in a 6-5 win by Rachel Gurley over A&M’s Hayley Cooper.

“These girls really never surprise me. They really dug in. They really wanted it,” Auburn head coach Melissa Luellen said after the victory. “I can’t tell you how proud we all are of our young ladies: Casey, who closed the case yesterday and took us away today; Elena played amazing today, she was really on a roll; Rachel, she’s had a hard time this week and won quite a lot. So for our girls, one, two, three was pretty outstanding.”

This is the first win of the season for the Auburn women, surpassing their previous best finish of second place at the Illini Women’s Invitational in Medina earlier this month.

As the women’s championship was decided early Wednesday in Atlanta, the men of Arizona State and Vanderbilt kept college golf fans on their toes as they fought to the last hole.

Ultimately, it was the Commodores who took a 3–2 victory in what could have been the run-up to the national championship at Greyhawk.

José Luis Ballester of Arizona State and William Moll of Vanderbilt were in the penultimate pair and finished in 18th place.th with a draw and the East Lake City Cup on the line. Both players hit the final hole poorly, but Ballester got so far to the left that he hit the top ten.th fairway with a clean look at a simple one. Mall, however, was blocked by the right trees and did well to advance his second shot over the water, which runs through the middle of par 5.

Both players would have had a good eye on the birdie, but Ballester’s shot missed the hole and Mall, who was down 4-of-10, capitalized to give Vanderbilt a point to win.

“I just never gave up,” Moll said. “I had a lot of momentum at 10 to hold myself up at 4 and then I was able to land some good shots at 11 and 12 and do birdies back to back. From there, 2 down with six holes left, you are definitely still in that location. That’s definitely a big confidence boost. I was very nervous about that shot (on the 18th) but I was able to score it and it’s great for the team.”

Vanderbilt’s first two points were scored by Reid Davenport and Matthew Riedel, with Riedel scoring the most dominant victory of the day, 7 and 6, over Arizona State’s Riggs Johnston.

This is the second time Vanderbilt has lifted the trophy at the East Lake Cup, having also won the prestigious event in 2017.




Source: www.golfchannel.com

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