W&L Lifts Fourth ODAC Women's Golf Trophy, LYN's Brubaker Wins Individual Medal

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GLEN ALLEN, Va. --- Washington and Lee University put its foot on the pedal in round three at the ODAC Women's Golf Championship as the Generals set the conference single-round team record for a second time in three days on the way to hoisting their fourth straight ODAC women's golf trophy at The Dominion Club in Glen Allen, Va.

The Generals final round 300 surpassed their 301 from day. When combined with a 308 from the second round, W&L finished at 45-over par 909 -- the lowest 3-day championship total in league history -- to out-pace second place University of Lynchburg by 24 strokes at 933 (319-307-307). Bridgewater College rounded out the top-three at 81-over 945 (315-317-313).

Lynchburg sophomore Emily Brubaker proved steady is best as she fired her second straight even-par 72 to capture the ODAC individual medal. It is the fourth time she has stood atop a leaderboard this season. Brubaker's 4-over 200 (76-72-27) was four shots clear of W&L junior Megan Kanaby (75-75-74) and second leader Sophia Martone (73-72-79) from Bridgewater at 8-over 224.

With its team victory, Washington and Lee earns the ODAC's automatic entry into the NCAA Division III Tournament slated for May 10-13 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. The tournament's full field will be announced on Monday, May 5. Tune in to NCAA.com for that announcement.

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All five members of Washington and Lee's lineup finished 10th or better on the way to a fifth overall crown. Kanaby led the record-setting effort in the third round. Her 74 was joined by 75's from first-year An Shelmire and senior Savannah Johnson. First-year Laetitia Roegner posted the final scoring total at 76 to complete the 300 team score. First-year player and first-round leader Marcella Mercer's 84 kept her in the top-10 in a tie for eighth at 19-over 235. Johnson tied for 10th at 237, while Roegner finished seventh at 234. Shelmire chimed in fourth at 228.

Brubaker's winning effort led a Lynchburg team that took another step forward in progression of its program. Fellow sophomore Emily Erickson tied for 10th (237), followed up by NoraNoël Nolan in 12th (240), Gracie Cannon in 13th (242), and Maddie Cody tying for 14th (248). After an opening round 319, the Hornets posted a pair of 307's, which were one stroke off the championship record prior to this tournament set in 2018 by W&L.