Wake Forest Wins 2020 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons took the top honors at the ninth annual Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. Wake Forest junior Emilia Migliaccio took the top individual spot as well at the tournament played at Long Cove Club.
Wake Forest held the lead through all three days of the tournament, fighting through blustery conditions on Friday, and a bitter cutting breeze on Saturday to carry a five-stroke lead into the final round. Instead of taking it easy, the Demon Deacons posted the only under par round of the tournament to comfortably take the win by 26 strokes. This is the first time Wake Forest has won the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and it marks the second consecutive year an ACC school has won with Florida State taking the honors in 2019.
On the individual side of things Emilia Migliaccio made it a clean sweep for Wake Forest, taking the top spot on the player leaderboard. The junior took over the top spot in the second round and fought off a challenge from Furman’s Natalie Srinivasan on the back nine on Sunday to finish the tournament with a 1-under 212.
Host school South Carolina rallied on Sunday to finish in sixth place. Freshman Pauline Roussin-Bouchard and senior Ana Pelaez tied for 10th place.