Rachel Gourley picks up first team win at Auburn

Northumberland’s Rachel Gourley picked up her first collegiate team win as Auburn University finished their fall season with victory over Texas A&M in the match play finals of the 2022 East Lake Cup.

Playing at historic East Lake, host venue of the PGA Tour’s Tour Championship, freshman Rachel won her first match as an Auburn Tiger on the final day of the event – beating Haliee Cooper 6&5 and closing out the match by winning three consecutive holes.

“These girls really dug in and really wanted it today,” said Auburn head coach Melissa Luellen after the victory. “I can’t tell you how proud we all are of our younger players like Casey [Weidenfeld] who led us off today. Elina [Sinz] really played well and our freshman Rachel [Gourley] struggled this week, butw on big today. For three of our youngest players to win one, two, three was amazing.”

The East Lake Cup was the final event of the fall season for the Tigers. Their next event is the Nexus Collegiate, February 13-15 in New Providence, Bahamas.