FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 19, 2019
Casa de Campo’s ‘Tar Heel Classic by Suzy Whaley’ Won by Wake Forest University
Elite Women’s College Golf Teams Competed on Pete Dye’s Acclaimed Teeth of the Dog
(LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic) – Casa de Campo Resort & Villas – home to the Caribbean’s premier, luxury golf experiences – announces Wake Forest University’s women’s golf team won the “Tar Heel Classic by Suzy Whaley” played on Pete Dye’s celebrated Teeth of the Dog course, March 14 – 16.
Jennifer Kupcho, the world’s No. 1 ranked women’s amateur and 2018 NCAA champion, shot a blazing three-round total of 14-under-par (202) to take individual honors and lead Wake Forest to a winning team total of 23-under-par (841). The University of Virginia finished second at four-under-par (860). Ohio State University was third at three-over-par (867).
Ohio State’s Aneka Seumanutafa was second in individual scoring at five-under-par (211) with Virginia’s Beth Lillie and Wake Forest’s Emilia Migliaccio tied for third place at four-under-par (212).
Contested over 54 holes, the prestigious field of universities included host North Carolina as well as Colorado, Florida Atlantic, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, N.C. State, Ohio State, Mississippi, Quinnipiac, TCU, UNCW, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Whaley is an alumna of the University of North Carolina and was recently elected as the first woman President of the PGA of America.
“We were truly honored to host this incredible roster of prestigious women’s golf programs on our Pete Dye masterpiece, Teeth of the Dog,” says Gilles Gagnon, Casa de Campo’s senior golf sales director and director of golf emeritus. “The competition and camaraderie between the teams was joyous as the players, coaches and relatives not only enjoyed the exceptional golf we offer but also the world-class amenities featured here at the resort.”
Since opening in 1970, Teeth of the Dog is widely recognized as the No. 1 course in the Caribbean. The dramatic seaside layout showcases Dye’s design hallmarks: railroad ties, vast waste areas, peninsula greens and tees, hand-sculpted putting surfaces and a unique assortment of pot bunkers. The oceanfront holes are astoundingly beautiful, causing Dye to famously quip: “I created 11 holes and God created seven.”
The teams enjoyed full use of the new Casa de Campo Golf Learning Center. Residing on 21 acres of “pure grass,” the PGA Tour-quality facility is highlighted by Trackman and BODITRAK technology. It features two indoor hitting bays for rapid game improvement, year-round training, individual and group golf lessons and schools, expert club-fitting and repair, and multiple practice greens for honing putting, chipping and pitching games as well as a pristine double-sided outdoor range for full shots.
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About Casa de Campo Resort & Villas
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, 7,000-acre Casa de Campo attracts affluent travelers with 63 holes of exceptional golf. The Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and The Links courses – Conde Nast Traveler, Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine and Golfweek award winners – are designed by the legendary architect Pete Dye. They are complemented by spacious hotel rooms, suites and luxury villas. Expertly prepared cuisine from around the world, a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, the La Terraza Tennis Center, 245-acre Shooting Club and Altos de Chavon – an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city – are other on-property highlights.
Getting there: La Romana International Airport (LRM) is five minutes from Casa de Campo and serviced by JetBlue (direct flights from New York - JFK two-times weekly). A short drive from the resort, Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Punta Cana (PUJ) operate daily direct flights from all major North American airports.