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Wake Forest Wins E-Z-Go Invitational

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Courtesy of DemonDeacons.com
 
College CentralSTATESBORO, Ga. - The Wake Forest men's golf team shot a 13-under par on Sunday to win the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational, which took place at Forest Heights Country Club (par 72, 6,962 yards).
 
The Demon Deacons shot a field-low 275 on the final 18 to pass Clemson, the field leader through the first two rounds, for team champion honors. WFU finished the tournament with a 20-under 844. Clemson was three strokes back at 847, while Georgia was a distant third at 10-under 854.
 
The two-day, 54-hole event featured a highly-regarded field, as four of the 15 teams ranked in the nation's top 10.
 
For Wake Forest, it marks their fourth tournament title of the season. The last time WFU won four events in one year was the 1989 campaign.
 
Every Demon Deacon shot under par on the final round, led by Brent Wanner, who captured individual medalist honors with a scorching 65 on Sunday. Wanner rebounded from a first-round 75 to post scores of 67 and 65 over the final 36 to finish at 9-under for the tournament with a career-best 207. He brings home his third career collegiate title and first of the 2002-03 season.
 
Junior Bill Haas also finished strong, carding a final round 69 to finish tied for second place. Haas turned in rounds of 71-70-69 to finish with a 6-under 210.
 
Two other Deacons also finished among the top 20 individuals after carding scores under par on Sunday. Senior Chad Wilfong placed 19th with a 1-under 215 (68-76-71). Another senior, Chris Yoder, placed 20th with an even-216 (74-72-70).
 
Freshman Kyle Reifers used a final-round 71 to move up to a 32nd-place finish. Reifers finished two-over for the tournament with scores of 72-75-71 (218).
 
The Demon Deacons, ranked fifth nationally, return to Georgia for the Cleveland Golf-Augusta State Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, April 5-6.

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