FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 30th, 2023
ENGLEMANN (STANFORD), FONTENOT (GEORGIA TECH) WIN INDIVIDUAL STROKE PLAY AT 2023 EAST LAKE CUP
Stanford (Women), Florida State (Men) Claim No. 1 Seeds for Team
Match Play Semifinals (Tuesday, 3-6 P.M. ET on GOLF Channel)
Women’s Semis: (1) Stanford vs. (4) Texas A&M; (2) Wake Forest vs. (3) Southern California
Men’s Semis: (1) Florida State vs. (4) Florida; (2) North Carolina vs. (3) Georgia Tech
ATLANTA, (Oct. 30, 2023) – Stanford senior Sadie Englemann fired a 3-under-par 69 to claim women’s medalist honors at the ninth annual East Lake Cup in Atlanta. Georgia Tech freshman Kale Fontenot earned the men’s individual crown with a 4-under 68.
Englemann followed up an even par front nine, that included one birdie and one bogey, with a flurry of three consecutive birdies to start her inward march en route to a 3-under-par 69 at Atlanta Athletic Club and finish atop the women’s division, two shots better than her closest competitor.
“I came into today with a really good mindset, I was really excited to play,” said Englemann. “I really saw the course yesterday; it fits my eye pretty well. I kind of struggled last week in a tournament so I came in with a new mindset this week of just trying to hit the center of the greens and hit the fairways. I got a couple putts to fall, and I got a round together.”
On the men’s side, Fontenot got off to a birdie, birdie start and then added four more birdies along with two bogeys to grab the clubhouse lead. North Carolina’s David and Maxwell Ford got to within one shot of the lead but couldn’t match Fontenot’s 4-under as he claimed the first individual title of his collegiate career.
“The course is great,” said Fontenot “It’s in such good condition. It’s tough, you have to hit it straight and make a lot of putts out here. It’s great.”
*Transcripts of post-round interviews with players and coaches at the 2023 East Lake Cup are available here.*
*Approved images of the individual stroke play winners of the 2023 East Lake Cup are available via this Dropbox link.*
TUESDAY’S SEMIFINAL MATCHES:
Women’s: (No. 1) Stanford vs. (No. 4) Texas A&M; (No. 2) Wake Forest vs. (No. 3) Southern California
Men’s: (No. 1) Florida State vs. (No. 4) Florida; (No. 2) North Carolina vs. (No. 3) Georgia Tech
The women’s semifinal features a rematch of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship match-play final between Wake Forest and Southern California won by the Demon Deacons 3-1-0. Tomorrow’s men’s semifinal also includes a rematch of the 2023 national semifinal between in-state rivals Florida State and Florida.
GOLF Channel’s live coverage of Tuesday’s semifinals of team match play will air from 3-6 p.m. ET.
WOMEN’S DIVISION – INDIVIDUAL STROKE PLAY RESULTS:
1 Sadie Englemann (Stanford) (-3, 69)
T2 Xin (Cindy) Kou (Southern California) (-1, 71)
T2 Megha Ganne (Stanford) (-1, 71)
T2 Macy Pate (Wake Forest) (-1, 71)
T2 Jennie Park (Jenny Park) (-1, 71)
T6 Paula Martín Sampedro (Stanford) (E, 72)
T6 Rachel Kuehn (Wake Forest) (E, 72)
T6 Catherine Park (Southern California) (E, 72)
TEAM RESULTS (determines seeding for Tuesday’s Match Play Semifinals):
Stanford (No. 1 seed) Wake Forest (No. 2 seed)
Sadie Englemann (-3, 69) Carolina Lopez-Chacarra (+1, 73)
Megha Ganne (-1, 71) Anne-Sterre den Dunnen (+4, 76)
Paula Martín Sampedro (E, 72) Rachel Kuehn (E, 72)
Caroline Sturdza (+7, 79) Macy Pate (-1, 71)
Kelly Xu (+4, 76) Mimi Rhodes (+3, 75)
Southern California (No. 3 seed) Texas A&M (No. 4 seed)
Amari Avery (+3, 75) Lana Calibuso-Kwee (+6, 78)
Xin (Cindy) Kou (-1, 71) Blanca Fernández García-Poggio (+3, 75)
Brianna Navarrosa (+3, 75) Mia Nixon (+7, 79)
Catherine Park (E, 72) Jennie Park (-1, 71)
Bailey Shoemaker (+2, 74) Zoe Slaughter (+5, 77)
MEN’S DIVISION – INDIVIDUAL STROKE PLAY RESULTS:
T1 Kale Fontenot (Georgia Tech) (-4, 68)
T2 David Ford (North Carolina) (-3, 69)
T2 Maxwell Ford (North Carolina) (-3, 69)
T4 Gray Albright (Florida State) (-2, 70)
T4 Luke Clanton (Florida State) (-2, 70)
T6 Frederik Kjettrup (Florida State) (-1, 71)
T6 Luke Poulter (Florida) (-1, 71)
TEAM RESULTS (determines seeding for Tuesday’s Match Play Semifinals):
Florida State (No. 1 seed) North Carolina (No. 2 seed)
Gray Albright (-2, 70) David Ford (-3, 69)
Luke Clanton (-2, 70) Maxwell Ford (-3, 69)
Frederik Kjettrup (-1, 71) Peter Fountain (+5, 77)
Brett Roberts (E, 72) Austin Greaser (+2, 74)
Tyler Weaver (+2, 74) Kenan Poole (+1, 73)
Georgia Tech (No. 3 seed) Florida (No. 4 seed)
Kale Fontenot (-4, 68) Parker Bell (+4, 76)
Bartley Forrester (+4, 76) Ian Gilligan (+1, 73)
Carson Kim (+2, 74) Mathew Kress (E, 72)
Christo Lamprecht (E, 72) Luke Poulter (-1, 71)
Hiroshi Tai (+8, 80) Tyler Wilkes (+11, 83)
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. Tuesday (tomorrow) and Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, 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.
The East Lake Cup has been held at East Lake Golf Club since its inception in 2015. Due to current renovations taking place at East Lake Golf Club, this year’s tournament is being contested at historic Atlanta Athletic Club, located just north of Atlanta in Johns Creek, Georgia, on its championship Highlands Course. The East Lake Cup will return to East Lake Golf Club in 2024.
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. ZipRecuriter is the presenting sponsor of the East Lake Cup, with Bridgestone Golf, and The Home Depot serving as additional sponsors.
General admission for the East Lake Cup is FREE. The tournament is open to the public from Monday, October 30 to Wednesday November 1.
For tournament information, including teams competing in the 2023 field and the event’s format, please visit https://www.nbcsports.com/golf/news/field-format-and-tv-times-east-lake-cup. Stay connected with the East Lake Cup on Twitter (@eastlakecup and @golfchannel), Facebook (www.facebook.com/eastlakecup and http://www.Facebook.com/GolfChannel) and Instagram (@eastlakecup and @golfchannel).
ABOUT EAST LAKE FOUNDATION
The East Lake Foundation is a charitable organization that collaborates with The Villages of East Lake residents, Charles R. Drew Charter School families, and other key services partners to ensure every member of our community has equitable access to the resources, tools, and supports needed to thrive. Its innovative holistic approach to community redevelopment incorporates mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education, community wellness and economic vitality.
The success of the East Lake Foundation’s work has served as the blueprint for a national model of holistic community redevelopment through Purpose Built Communities. Today, there are 27 Purpose Built Communities across the country—all of which are successfully creating opportunities for residents and building strong, economically diverse communities.
The East Lake Cup is one of the largest contributors to the East Lake Foundation, having raised more than $1.5 million for the Foundation since the tournament’s inception in 2015.
ABOUT ATLANTA ATHLETIC CLUB
Atlanta Athletic Club was founded in 1898 and opened a country club at its East Lake property in 1908 as a complement to its downtown Atlanta facilities. In 1969 Atlanta Athletic Club relocated to its current location and sold its East Lake Country Club property to a group of members who renamed it East Lake Golf Club. The two clubs have a long-standing historical connection, including their shared association with the legendary Bobby Jones. 2023 marks the 125th anniversary of Atlanta Athletic Club.
Atlanta Athletic Club has hosted numerous national and international golf events, including: three PGA Championships (1981, 2001 and 2011), U.S. Open Championship (1976), Ryder Cup Matches (1963), U.S. Women’s Open Championship (1990), and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (2021). The Club will host the 2025 U.S. Girls’ Junior, 2030 U.S. Amateur and 2035 U.S. Women’s Amateur championships.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS’ COLLEGE GOLF PLATFORM
GOLF Channel is the U.S. television home for college golf, currently providing live coverage of nine college golf championships. GOLF Channel deploys its comprehensive portfolio of news, digital and social media coverage year-round in covering collegiate golf, including season preview shows, signing day specials, regional and national qualifying coverage, serving as the exclusive media partner of PGA TOUR University and the PGA TOUR University Ranking, and exclusive annual coverage for the Haskins and ANNIKA Awards Presented by Stifel.
Following its announcement in 2013 as the exclusive television provider of the NCAA Golf Championships, GOLF Channel has provided live coverage of the men’s NCAA Championships since 2014 and the women’s NCAA Championships since 2015, which are hosted at the same venue in consecutive weeks at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. GOLF Channel also annually televises the three-day East Lake Cup at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.; the Western Intercollegiate Presented by Titleist, one of the longest-running college tournaments in the U.S. taking place at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif.; the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate Presented by Principal Financial and PXG at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, S.C.; the Blessings Collegiate Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark; the Jackson T. Stephens Cup; the Southwestern Invitational Presented by ZipRecruiter at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.; and the Southwest Airlines Showcase at Cedar Crest at Cedar Crest in Dallas, Texas. In summer 2023, NBC Sports and the St Andrews Links Trust announced the inaugural St Andrews Links Intercollegiate Presented by Top Golf and World Wide Technology, which will be held at the historic Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland from October 23-25 on GOLF Channel and Peacock.
Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, Jennifer Kupcho, Bronte Law and Maria Fassi are just a few of the professional golfers who appeared on GOLF Channel while competing in college.