With the Final Four being the big sport event of the weekend, a lot of Wake Forest sports achievements may have unfortunately flown under the radar. But fear not, as I will recap all the big events from the past couple of days.
Let’s start with the biggest news of the weekend, and that’s Wake Forest senior Jennifer Kupcho making history by winning the first ever Augusta National Women’s Amateur tournament.
You can see her incredible last shot to seal the deal below.
Also, she may or may not have won the thing without even being able to see properly, so that’s kind of awesome.
Here's Jennifer Kupcho, who just won the first Augusta National Women's Amateur playing the last six holes in 5-under with a migraine. Her vision went blurry in the middle of her round. pic.twitter.com/hoXGXes6qL— Brendan Porath (@BrendanPorath) April 6, 2019
There is no doubt that Kupcho has cemented her place in the long line of Wake Forest golf legends.
Sticking with golf for the moment, the men’s golf team is also having a very good weekend. The Deacs shot 29 under through the first 2 rounds of the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational, putting them in first place with a 2 stroke lead over Texas.
That event will finish later today, so keep your eye on the Deacs as the try to finish off strong and win the Invitational.
Moving over to football, the annual spring game took place on Saturday, and that means that football season is (finally) right around the corner. Here are some key stats from the spring game, courtesy of Conor O’Neill.
Some notable WF spring g/s/p stats:— Conor O'Neill (@ConorONeillWSJ) April 6, 2019
Jamie Newman: 15-18, 254 yards, 2 TDs
Sam Hartman: 8-11, 47 yards, 1 int.
DeAndre' Delaney: 13 carries, 81 yards, 1 TD
A.T. Perry: 6 catches, 112 yards, 1 TD
Sage Surratt: 5 catches, 78 yards
Notable defensive stats for WF:— Conor O'Neill (@ConorONeillWSJ) April 6, 2019
Chase Monroe and Ja'Cquez Williams: team-leading 7 tackles each
Multiple TFLs: Shamar McCollum (3), Boogie Basham (2) ... and Ja'Sir Taylor (2).
Sacks: Basham and Rondell Bothroyd (1 each)
Int.: Kenneth Dicks III.
While I’m sure you all want to jump right into the quarterback situation, be aware that the stats don’t tell the whole story. You can read more about the QB battle and the rest of the spring game in Conor’s recap article and Les Johns’s post scrimmage Q and A with Dave Clawson.
The Deacs also named the 5 captains for the upcoming season.
Finally, the baseball team also had a very successful weekend, winning both games against Virginia Tech in a double header on Saturday, moving the Deacs to 18-14 overall and 7-7 in the conference.
DEACS WIN! Wake Forest takes game one of the doubleheader over Virginia Tech, 8-3! Colin Peluse tossed a gem and the Deacs hit four homers. pic.twitter.com/wHagOhaMH5— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) April 6, 2019
The Deacs will look to complete the sweep of the Hokies this afternoon at 1pm, which you can watch on ACC Network Extra.
All in all, it was a very good weekend for the Deacs.