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bill haasBig news this weekend as one of our own Deacs had a big win.  Bill Haas (’04) won the AT&T National this weekend with a final round of 66.

Full story below from wakeforestsports.com.  Also, you can read the story on USA Today.com (photo: Debby Wong, USA TODAY Sports).

Go Deacs!

June 30, 2013

By Gary Petit, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMGolf)

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BETHESDA, Md. – Bill Haas was the hottest player in the field over the weekend at the AT&T National at the famed Congressional Country Club and picked up his fifth career victory with a final round 66.

Haas made 15 birdies over the final two rounds, the most of anyone in the field, and pulled-away down the stretch for a three-shot victory over Roberto Castro. Haas carded rounds of 70-68-68-66 and finished at 12-under par.

After opening with a 70 on Thursday, the 2004 Wake Forest graduate vaulted himself into the top-10 with a second round 68 on Friday. On moving day, Haas offset a triple-bogey seven at the par-4 11th with nine birdies en route to another 3-under 68. He went into the final round in a four-way tie for the lead at 2-under par.

After bogeying the fifth hole on Sunday, Haas made three-straight birdies at numbers eight, nine and ten to grab a one-shot lead. Another birdie at the par-4 14th pushed the lead up to two shots over his playing partner Castro. He then knocked his approach to the long par-5 16th to within a foot to widen his lead to three shots at 12-under par.

The victory was Haas’ first of the season and the first since he won the Northern Trust Open in February of 2012. Haas now has eight top-10 finishes in 16 events this year and he has risen to seventh in the current FedEx Cup standings.

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