From STAFF REPORTS
BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. — Ferrum College’s men’s golf team finished 10th out of 12 teams in the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference men’s golf tournament. The three-day, 54-hole stroke-play event was contested on the par 72 6,895-yard (championship tees) Bryan Park Champions Course.
Ferrum junior Lance Keiser, who is a season removed from competing in the NCAA Division III national tournament, placed in a tie for ninth with a 226 total.
Washington and Lee University edged Guilford (North Carolina) College by seven strokes, 870-877, for the conference championship and an automatic team berth in this year’s Division III nationals.
Hampden-Sydney College (906) was third, followed by Randolph-Macon College (919), Bridgewater College (939), University of Lynchburg (943), Shenandoah University (959), Emory & Henry College (968), Virginia Wesleyan College (984), Ferrum (1,010), Roanoke College (1,019) and Eastern Mennonite University (1,021).
Guilford’s James Mishoe bested reigning Division III national champion Brian Peccie of Washington and Lee for the individual title. The two golfers completed regulation play tied at 214.
Mishoe captured the championship by winning the first hole of a playoff.
Other top individual finishers were Josh Hill (215) of Guilford, Boyd Peete (216) of Washington and Lee, Robert Quinilty (223) of Washington and Lee, Jack Lee (223) of Guilford, Austin Sharrett (223) of Washington and Lee, Allen Smith (224) of Hampden-Sydney, Keiser and Keith Cooper (226) of Virginia Wesleyan University.
Former Franklin County prep standout John Hatcher Ferguson, a freshman at Hampden-Sydney, finished in a tie for 16th with a 230. He carded rounds of 72-79-79.
Sixty golfers competed for the individual championship.
Keiser posted individual scores of 75, 73 and 78.
Hunter Shelton (233) finished 24th for Ferrum, while Brad Green (261) was 52nd, Adam Keiser (290) was 59th and Matthew Henninger (317) was 60th.
At-large team and individual national tournament berths are expected to be announced Monday.
The Division III tournament is May 14-17 in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
Huffman places 15th in ODAC women’s tournament
BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. — Ferrum College freshman Jetta Huffman placed 15th in the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) women’s golf tournament.
The three-day, 54-hole stroke play tournament was contested Sunday, Monday and Tuesday on the par 73 5,800-yard (women’s tees) Bryan Park Champions Course.
Washington and Lee University won the team championship by 78 strokes over Shenandoah University, 958-1,036.
Bridgewater College (1,060) was third, followed by Randolph-Macon College (1,092), Virginia Wesleyan University (1,131) and Emory & Henry College (1,317).
Huffman, Ferrum’s only competitor in the tournament, opened play with a 93, then reduced her scores over the closing 36 holes. She fired a 91 on Monday and an 86 on Tuesday.
Huffman tied for 15th at 270 with Bridgewater’s Heather Donnelly.
Laurie Jones of Washington and Lee and teammate Beth Ann Townsend finished regulation play tied at 233.
Jones claimed the individual championship with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Rounding out the top finishers were Griffin Foutz (234) of Washington and Lee, Liza Lewis (248) of Randolph-Macon, Hannah Turner (251) of Virginia Wesleyan, Natalie Hill (253) of Shenandoah, Jesse Bartley (254) of Bridgewater, Madison Ngo (255) of Shenandoah, Emmy Saathoff (258) of Randolph-Macon and Savannah Johnson (258) of Washington and Lee.
Tigers’ Ferguson is voted ODAC Rookie
of the Year
BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. — Hampden-Sydney College freshman John Hatcher Ferguson has earned Rookie of the Year accolades in golf in the NCAA Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) in a vote of the league’s head coaches.
Ferguson, a former standout player at Franklin County who captured the Class 6 state individual championship as a junior, also garnered first-team all-conference laurels.
The all-conference teams and season individual honorees were recognized at a banquet Monday night that was held in conjunction with this year’s postseason league tournament.
Hampden-Sydney golf coach Chad Eisele was voted ODAC Coach of the Year.
Ferguson ranks 37th nationally among Division III golfers and is the second-ranked freshman performer in the non-scholarship division.
Ferrum College junior Lance Keiser garnered second-team all-conference recognition.