Tuesday, October 29th, 2019


ATLANTA, (Oct. 29, 2019) – Auburn and Wake Forest (women), along with Oklahoma State and Texas (men) each won their semifinal match on Tuesday to secure a spot in Wednesday’s championship match at the East Lake Cup in Atlanta. The women’s match will feature a contest between two teams making their first-ever appearance in the East Lake Cup, while the men’s championship will be a rematch from the semifinals at the NCAA Championship earlier this year between Big 12 conference foes.


Due to anticipated inclement weather on Wednesday, tee times have been moved up for the championship and consolation matches. Tee times will now begin at 8:30 a.m. ET, using split tees (championship matches off No. 1 tee; consolation matches off No. 10 tee). As a result, GOLF Channel’s live tournament coverage now will begin at 10:30 a.m. ET and continue until play concludes.


  • WOMEN: (4) Auburn def. (1) Duke, 3-2; (3) Wake Forest def. (2) Arizona, 3-1-1
  • MEN: (1) Texas def. (4) Vanderbilt, 4-1-1; (3) Oklahoma State def. (2) Wake Forest 3-2


Despite finishing fourth in the stroke play portion of the competition on Monday, Auburn prevailed over the reigning national champion Duke Blue Devils courtesy of victories from Mychael O’Berry, Megan Schofill and Brooke Sansom. O’Berry earned the clinching point for the Tigers, defeating Duke’s Ana Belac in convincing fashion, 5&4.


“Obviously we’re very pleased with the match today,” Auburn head coach Melissa Luellen said. “We knocked off the national champions, but we have to get ourselves ready for tomorrow and the same mindset of ‘It’s a brand new day.’ Again, in match play, anything can happen. We’re just excited to have the opportunity to compete.”

In the other semifinal, Wake Forest leaned on its three veterans who contributed to the team’s runner-up finish at the national championship earlier this year, earning winning points from Emilia Migliaccio (junior), Siyun Liu (senior) and Vanessa Knecht (sophomore).

“These ladies are fired up – and they love match play,” Wake Forest head coach Kim Lewellen said. “I want [our team] to go and enjoy the moment [tomorrow], figure out how they can improve in match play, and take everything they can from this experience.”


The Longhorns earned pivotal points in each of its two matches that went to extra holes, as freshman Travis Vick (19 holes) and senior Spencer Soosman (22 holes) outlasted their Vanderbilt opponents to help Texas earn a spot in the championship match on Wednesday.

“Every little bit of match play that you play, it’s going to help you,” Texas head coach John Fields said. “We’ve got four guys here that played in the national championship [earlier this year], and we’ll get ready this evening for tomorrow. Looking forward to having a chance to win the East Lake Cup.”

The other men’s semifinal came down to the fifth and final match, where Oklahoma State’s Aman Gupta (sophomore) edged Wake Forest’s Eric Bae in a match that came down to the 18th hole. Austin Eckroat (junior) and Brian Stark (freshman) registered the other points for the Cowboys, who will be looking to capture their first victory at the East Lake Cup in their second consecutive appearance in the event.

“Getting match play experience is huge,” Oklahoma State head coach Alan Bratton said. “That’s great for our guys to have to make putts where they know what it means. I’m excited to see what we can do [tomorrow].”



Women’s Championship Match: (3) Wake Forest vs. (4) Auburn

Men’s Championship Match: (1) Texas vs. (3) Oklahoma State

Women’s Consolation Match: (1) Duke vs. (2) Arizona

Men’s Consolation Match: (2) Wake Forest vs. (4) Vanderbilt


Due to anticipated inclement weather, GOLF Channel’s live coverage of Wednesday’s championship and consolation matches will now begin at 10:30 a.m. ET. Golf Central will immediately follow live coverage of the East Lake Cup.


Time Tee  # Match Division Players
8:30 AM 1 Wake Forest (3) vs Auburn (4) Women’s
Emilia Migliaccio (Wake Forest) vs Megan Schofill (Auburn)
8:30 AM 10 Duke (1) vs Arizona (2) Women’s
Gina Kim (Duke) vs Therese Warner (Arizona)
8:40 AM 1 Texas (1) vs Oklahoma State (3) Men’s
Pierceson Coody (Texas) vs Brian Stark (Oklahoma State)
8:40 AM 10 Wake Forest (2) vs Vanderbilt (4) Men’s
Alex Fitzpatrick (Wake Forest) vs William Moll (Vanderbilt)
8:50 AM 1 Wake Forest (3) vs Auburn (4) Women’s
Siyun Liu (Wake Forest) vs Kaleigh Telfer (Auburn)
8:50 AM 10 Duke (1) vs Arizona (2) Women’s
Miranda Wang (Duke) vs Ya Chun Chang (Arizona)
9:00 AM 1 Texas (1) vs Oklahoma State (3) Men’s
Parker Coody (Texas) vs Aman Gupta (Oklahoma State)
9:00 AM 10 Wake Forest (2) vs Vanderbilt (4) Men’s
Mark Power (Wake Forest) vs Harrison Ott (Vanderbilt)
9:10 AM 1 Wake Forest (3) vs Auburn (4) Women’s
Lauren Walsh (Wake Forest) vs Julie McCarthy (Auburn)
9:10 AM 10 Duke (1) vs Arizona (2) Women’s
Jaravee Boonchant (Duke) vs Vivian Hou (Arizona)
9:20 AM 1 Texas (1) vs Oklahoma State (3) Men’s
Spencer Soosman (Texas) vs Hazen Newman (Oklahoma State)
9:20 AM 10 Wake Forest (2) vs Vanderbilt (4) Men’s
Eric Bae (Wake Forest) vs John Augenstein (Vanderbilt)
9:30 AM 1 Wake Forest (3) vs Auburn (4) Women’s
Vanessa Knecht (Wake Forest) vs Brooke Sansom (Auburn)
9:30 AM 10 Duke (1) vs Arizona (2) Women’s
Erica Shepherd (Duke) vs Sandra Nordaas (Arizona)
9:40 AM 1 Texas (1) vs Oklahoma State (3) Men’s
Travis Vick (Texas) vs Rayhan Thomas (Oklahoma State)
9:40 AM 10 Wake Forest (2) vs Vanderbilt (4) Men’s
Eugenio Chacarra (Wake Forest) vs Reid Davenport (Vanderbilt)
9:50 AM 1 Wake Forest (3) vs Auburn (4) Women’s
Rachel Kuehn (Wake Forest) vs Mychael O’Berry (Auburn)
9:50 AM 10 Duke (1) vs Arizona (2) Women’s
Ana Belac (Duke) vs Gile Bite Starkute (Arizona)
10:00 AM 1 Texas (1) vs Oklahoma State (3) Men’s
Cole Hammer (Texas) vs Austin Eckroat (Oklahoma State)
10:00 AM 10 Wake Forest (2) vs Vanderbilt (4) Men’s
Marco Steyn (Wake Forest) vs Matthew Riedel (Vanderbilt)




Women’s Division

(4) Auburn def. (1) Duke, 3-2

(3) Wake Forest def. (2) Arizona, 3-1-1


Duke (1)                                     vs.                            Auburn (4)

Miranda Wang                                                            Megan Schofill (4&3)

Erica Shepherd (1up)                                               Kaleigh Telfer

Gina Kim                                                                    Brooke Sansom (3&2)

Jaravee Boonchant (3&2)                                        Julie McCarthy

Ana Belac                                                                   Mychael O’Berry (5&4)


Arizona (2)                                vs.                            Wake Forest (3)

Sandra Nordaas                                                           Emilia Migliaccio (2&1)

Therese Warner                                                          Siyun Liu (1up)

Gile Bite Starkute                                                       Vanessa Knecht (1up)

Vivian Hou                                Tied                            Lauren Walsh

Ya Chun Chang (5&4)                                               Rachel Kuehn


Men’s Division

(1) Texas def. (4) Vanderbilt, 4-1-1

(3) Oklahoma State def. (2) Wake Forest, 3-2


Texas (1)                                    vs.                            Vanderbilt (4)

Spencer Soosman (22 holes)                                     William Moll

Travis Vick (19 holes)                                               John Augenstein

Parker Coody (2&1)                                                 Matthew Riedel

Pierceson Coody                       Tied                           Harrison Ott

Cole Hammer (2&1)                                                 Reid Davenport


Wake Forest (2)                        vs.                            Oklahoma State (3)

Marco Steyn (3&2)                                                   Hazen Newman

Mark Power                                                                Austin Eckroat (3&2)

Alex Fitzpatrick                                                          Brian Stark (2&1)

Eugenio Chacarra (3&2)                                          Rayhan Thomas

Eric Bae                                                                      Aman Gupta (2up)


The East Lake Cup is being contested over three days, following the format from the final three days of the NCAA men’s and women’s golf national championships. On Monday, Oct. 28, the eight teams competed in individual stroke play competition to determine the individual champion and to seed for two days of match-play competition. Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 29-30, two match-play tournaments will be hosted simultaneously for the men’s and women’s divisions, with the semifinals taking place on Tuesday and the finals and consolation matches on Wednesday.

Teams for the East Lake Cup are competing on the championship golf course at East Lake Golf Club, home of the TOUR Championship, the season-ending event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs. The East Lake Cup benefits the East Lake Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to helping families build better lives and children reach their highest potential through its holistic approach to community revitalization incorporating mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education and community wellness. The East Lake Cup is one of the largest contributors to the East Lake Foundation, having raised more than $1.5 million for the East Lake Foundation since the tournament’s inception in 2015. ZipRecruiter is the presenting sponsor for the East Lake Cup, joining tournament sponsors Bridgestone Golf, Mercedes-Benz, CSX, Uber and Topgolf.

For more information about the East Lake Cup please visit the tournament website Stay connected with the championship using the hashtag #EastLakeCup.

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