2022-23 ODAC Golf Headlines

  • Guilford Tabs Smith as Next Golf Head Coach
    July 06, 2023
    Allen Smith was introduced as the new Head Men's Golf Coach in July of 2023.
  • Five Earn Ping All-American Honors as GCAA Finalizes Awards
    June 20, 2023
    The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced their finalized lists of Ping All-American awards on Tuesday. Five ODAC standouts earned recognition on the four-team list of honorees.
  • W&L's Hopkinson-Wood Named to WGCA Board of Directors
    June 01, 2023
    The Women's Golf Coaches Association has announced its new Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2023 and Washington and Lee University's Jane Hopkinson-Wood is among those on the board.
  • AU's Pettersson Named Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman
    May 19, 2023
    Averett University men's golf freshman Max Pettersson was named the 2023 NCAA Division III Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award presented by StrackaLine, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Friday following the completion of the 2023 NCAA Division III National Championships.
  • Two Teams, Three Individuals Finish in Top-10 at NCAA Men's Golf
    May 19, 2023
    Two teams and three individual players from the ODAC's contingent of competitors finished in the top-10 of the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship as the tournament came to a close with fourth round play at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky. Two ODAC stars also picked up major individual honors at the close the championship.
  • Generals Select Hopkinson-Wood as its Women's Golf Head Coach
    May 19, 2023
    Washington and Lee Michael F. Walsh Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the hiring of Jane Hopkinson-Wood as the Head Coach of Women's Golf and Assistant Professor of Physical Education.
  • Pettersson Joins Davidson in Top-10, W&L Moves Up at NCAA Men's Golf
    May 18, 2023
    Averett University's Max Pettersson fired the second-best round of the day to join Guilford College's Sam Davidson in the top-10 on the individual leaderboard following 54 holes of competition at the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships hosted by Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky.
  • Two Teams Plus an Individual Make Cut at NCAA Men's Golf
    May 17, 2023
    Plenty of drama ensued as play closed on day two of the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships. When the dust settled, two of the ODAC's squads made the cut as top-18 programs and one individual from the league's third program advanced to compete over the final three rounds at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky.
  • Averett, Vahvaselka Lead ODAC Contingent on First Day of NCAA Men's Golf
    May 16, 2023
    Antti Vahvaselka carded a 2-under 70 to tied for 12th on the individual leader and lead nationally 18th-ranked Averett University to an ODAC-best 14th place showing following day one at the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships on Tuesday.
  • Generals Finish Ninth at NCAA Women's Golf Championships
    May 12, 2023
    The NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship completed on Friday and the No. 9 Generals of Washington and Lee University finished ninth overall and recorded a scorecard of 334-315-317--966 (+90).
  • Course Deemed Unplayable Thursday, Generals Advance to Final Round at NCAA Women's Golf
    May 11, 2023
    The NCAA Division III Women's Golf Committee deemed the course unplayable on Thursday and canceled round 3 for the entire tournament field. Throughout the course of the day, the committee and officials determined that pin placement was too severe for play and will conclude the tournament as a 54-hole tournament.
  • Generals Tied for 15th After Opening Round at NCAA Women's Golf
    May 09, 2023
    ODAC champion and nationally ninth-ranked Washington and Lee University opened play at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship tied for 15th following 18 holes on the El Campeon Course at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., on Tuesday.
  • Generals Lift Team Trophy, Haetzel Claims Individual Medal at ODAC Women's Golf
    April 30, 2023
    In a stroke of great luck from the powers that be in the golf world, the ODAC Women's Golf Championship concluded a full slate of 54 holes at Old Trail Golf Club in Crozet, Va. Washington and Lee University won its fifth straight league trophy behind its second straight sub-300 team round to finish at 50-over 902, 21 strokes clear of runner-up University of Lynchburg. Generals first-year Julia Haetzel posted the lone under-par round of the tournament to propel her to the top of the leaderboard and individual medalist honors by one stroke over Lynchburg's Emily Brubaker, last season's individual champion. In addition to team and tournament awards, the All-ODAC Women's Golf Awards were announced following the tournament. W&L's Megan Kanaby collected her second ODAC Golfer of the Year honor, pairing this with the recognition she received as the league's top player in 2021. Kanaby was also tabbed the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Lynchburg mentor Mike Veverka secured ODAC Coach of the Year laurels, while Randolph-Macon College freshman Elli Flinchum was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year. Bridgewater College senior Shaina Beach received ODAC Sportswoman of the Year distinction for a second straight season.
  • Previewing the ODAC Women's Golf Championships
    April 27, 2023
    Golf tournament week continues with the ODAC Women's Golf Championship set to begin on Friday morning at Old Trail Golf Club in Crozet, Va. The women's 54-hole championship is slated to be competed on Friday-Sunday, April 28-30. This is the second year the ODAC's two golf championships have competed at different locations and on different dates. Guilford College claimed its record 19th men's crown on Tuesday at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The men's contingent was greeted with chilly temperatures each morning, but the weather was largely excellent thereafter. The conference's women's event will not be so lucky with cooler temperatures and rain expected for much of the weekend. Still, the crack staff at Old Trail -- which played host to the 2022 ODAC Men's Golf Championship -- will have the course as ready as possible to conduct championship play. The first round is slated to begin on Friday at 9:00 a.m. ET.
  • Quakers Go Wire-to-Wire, Davidson Captures Individual Medal at ODAC Men's Golf
    April 25, 2023
    Guilford College completed a wire-to-wire run over three rounds of competition to claimed its conference record 19th ODAC men's golf championship on Tuesday morning and afternoon at the Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Quakers junior Sam Davidson bridged a two-shot gap between him and 36-hole leader Pierce Robinson from Washington and Lee University to collected medalist honors by one stroke and win his first collegiate tournament. Davidson and Robinson accounted for two members of the All-ODAC First Team as the 2022-23 all-conference teams were announced in conjunction with the championship's awards ceremony. Guilford's Michael Vick, who placed third at the championship, earned Golfer of the Year laurels while head coach Adam Crawford took home Jack Jensen Coach of the Year honors. Averett University's Max Petterson garnered ODAC Rookie of the Year recognition, while Shenandoah University's Trevor Berg received Ted Keller Sportsman of the Year distinction. University of Lynchburg junior Andrew Watson -- who fired a 5-under 67 on the final day to place third overall -- earned ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.
  • Previewing the ODAC Men's Golf Championships
    April 22, 2023
    The 2023 ODAC spring championship season kicks off on Sunday with the ODAC Men's Golf Tournament. This year marks the second straight campaign where the conference's men's and women's event compete at separate venues. The men's 54-hole championship slated for Sunday-Tuesday, April 23-25, will be followed by the women's three-round affair on Friday-Sunday, April 28-30. This year's men's championship takes us to a new course with Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., serving as the host venue. Forest Oaks opened its gates for competition in 1962 and was the home of the Greater Greensboro Open for 30 years from 1977 to 2007. The course, which underwent a major overhaul by former PGA Tour star Davis Love III's Love Design Group in 2002, will be played at par-72 at an initial 6,928 yards for the first round with possible changes to distances later in the event.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    April 19, 2023
    Week 33 marks the final report for ODAC men's and women's golf with the conference championships for both sports on tap for the next week plus beginning with this weekend's men's event. League teams participated in a handful of tournaments over the past week with several top-10 finishes. Those earning ODAC Golfer of the Week awards for Wednesday, April 19, are Averett University junior Antti Vahvaselka and University of Lynchburg junior Emily Brubaker.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    April 05, 2023
    ODAC golfers close Week 31 reporting with some of their best results of the season. Individual top-10 finishes -- including an event champion -- and team titles highlight the outstanding showing from league members at a handful of events over the past seven days. Golf fans have a lot to look forward to with preparations beginning over the next few weeks for the conference championship events at the end of the month. Earning this week's ODAC Golfer of the Week awards are Averett University sophomore Lilli Caroline Tamburstuen and Guilford College junior Sam Davidson.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    March 29, 2023
    We close Week 30 reporting with our men's and women's golfers of the week. Weather impacted play at a couple of events, but that didn't keep Washington and Lee's Pierce Robinson and Averett's Lilli Caroline Tamburstuen from being two of several high-finishing players from ODAC schools. The Generals' and Cougars' standouts are the ODAC Men's and Women's Golfers of the Week for Wednesday, March 29.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    March 22, 2023
    A little over a week's worth of events are included in the Week 29-capping report for men's and women's golf. Several tournaments of varying field sizes and length of play included ODAC golfers, with most featuring very high finishes by league stars. Those earning ODAC Golfer of the Week recognition for Wednesday, March 22 are Guilford College sophomore Michael Vick and Washington and Lee University sophomore Marcella Mercer.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    March 08, 2023
    We cap Week 27 reporting with the second week of ODAC spring golf. League teams competed in a trio of events in Savannah, Georgia, with several top-10 showings to boast. Earning this week's ODAC Golfer of the Week honors are Washington and Lee University senior Megan Kanaby and Hampden-Sydney College sophomore Nick Rubino.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    March 01, 2023
    Golf returned to action with a handful of events over the past several days to cap reporting for Week 26. ODAC players posted top-10 finishes on both sides of the ledger, including a third-place showing for our ODAC Women's Golfer of the Week, Amani Narang from Sweet Briar College. Virginia Wesleyan's Jacob Swigart finished seventh in his first event of the season with a pair of sub-80 rounds, earning him the ODAC Men's Golfer of the Week nod.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    November 02, 2022
    The final golf report of the fall season for week nine features just one tournament. The O'Briant-Jensen Memorial hosted by Guilford College was a jam-packed affair with nine of the top-33 teams in Division III in the 18-team field including four from the top-10 in the latest rankings published by Golfstat. Hampden-Sydney's Alex Rubino earns the ODAC weekly honor after topping the 102-golfer field at 9-under 133. This is the second time Rubino has claimed medalist honors in his collegiate career.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    October 26, 2022
    There were just two tournaments on the docket in week eight for ODAC golfers. Hampden-Sydney hosted its annual Fall Invitational at The Manor on the men's side, while the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invite featured on the women's ledger. Top-10 finishes for ODAC players highlighted efforts in both tournaments. Earning this week's ODAC Golfers of the Week awards are H-SC first-year Pierce Lambert and Randolph-Macon first-year Elli Flinchum.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    October 19, 2022
    Week seven of the ODAC season concluded with a bevy of golf tournaments for league players. Teams competed in five total events led by national fields for both the men and women at the Golfweek Division III Invitational in Sandestin, Fla. There was also dual action at the Cardinal Classic hosted by Catholic University, and the men's edition of the VSGA Intercollegiate was held in Suffolk. This week's ODAC Golfers of the Week both competed among the national fields at their respective Golfweek Division III Invitationals. Lynchburg first-year Alan Van Asch posted a top-10 finish in the men's event at the Raven Golf Club, while Washington and Lee sophomore Laetitia Roegner did the same at the Baytowne Golf Club.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    October 12, 2022
    For the the third time in the last four weeks, an ODAC golfer earned individual medalist honors. Week six also features a team title. There were only two events competed over the past seven days with the conference's men's players participating in the Royals Lakes Invitational hosted by Oglethorpe University in Flowery Branch, Ga. The women's tournament on the books was much more in the ODAC's footprint with league teams taking to the Lexington Golf and Country Club for the Knights Invitational hosted by Southern Virginia University. This week's ODAC Golfers of the Week are Sweet Briar College sophomore Amani Narang and Washington and Lee University senior Pierce Robinson. Narang earned medalist honors at the Knights Invitational after winning a one-hole playoff with Bridgewater College sophomore Sophia Martone. Robinson picks up his second weekly award after tying for second at Royal Lakes, leading W&L to first in the team table with a program-record 36-hole score of 5-under 571.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    October 05, 2022
    Two tournaments dotted both the men's and women's golf schedules in week five, although a fifth was postponed due to inclement weather. ODAC golfers placed well in all four events including the Division III Fall Preview and Mason-Dixon Collegiate Classic on the men's ledger and the Rhodes Classic and Golden Oaks Shootout on the women's docket. Earning the ODAC Golfer of the Week awards are Washington and Lee senior Pierce Robinson and Randolph-Macon freshman Emmerson Bartley. Robinson tied for seventh at the Division III Fall preview, helping the Generals men to a tied for second in a deep field. Bartley put together her first collegiate top-15 finish in a tie for 13th at the Rhodes Classic.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    September 21, 2022
    Winning on a large scale continued for ODAC athletes for the final report of the week featuring men's and women's golf. Both of this week's ODAC Golfers of the Week -- Connor Christie from Shenandoah University and An Shelmire from Washington and Lee University -- topped their respective fields. Christie posted a pair of eagles to aid his comeback to best 80 other players and win medalist honors at the Kinder-Williams Invitational hosted by Bridgewater College. Shelmire also used a second-round surge that included three birdies to top a national leaderboard of 93 competitors.
  • Ragovin Returns to W&L as Interim Head Coach for Women's Golf
    September 19, 2022
    Michael F. Walsh Director of Athletics, Jan Hathorn, announced the hiring of Matthew Ragovin as the Interim Head Women's Golf Coach at Washington and Lee University for the 2022-23 season on Monday morning.
  • ODAC Golfers of the Week
    September 14, 2022
    Weather put a damper on the start of the ODAC fall golf season with the lone scheduled men's tournament washed out and the second round of one of two women's tournaments lost to weather. Still, early season play was solid and promising with the rounds and events that were competed. The first ODAC Women's Golfer of the Week for the 2022-23 season goes to Averett University junior Lilli Caroline Tamburstuen following a strong three-round showing at the Transylvania Invite.