GC Takes Home Three Top Golf Awards

GC Takes Home Three Top Golf Awards

Ratner Named Golfer of the Year, Maggard and Wise, BC’s Redwood also Honored

CAPE CHARLES, Va. --- Guilford College earned three major honors as part of the 2011 All-ODAC Golf awards, determined by the league’s coaches over the championship weekend.  The Quakers’ Noah Ratner was selected as the ODAC Golfer the Year, while head coach Corey Maggard earned the inaugural Jack Jensen Coach of the Year Award.  Freshman Alex Wise was chosen as the ODAC Rookie of the Year.  Bridgewater College’s Mike Redwood corralled both of the remaining honors, garnering the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award and the Ted Keller Sportsman of the Year accolade.

Ratner, a sophomore from Asheville, N.C., adds this honor to last year’s top rookie award and All-ODAC First Team selection.  He was named ODAC Golfer of the Week three times this spring (twice in the fall) on the way to securing the league’s top average heading into the ODAC Golf Championships.  Ratner played in a total of 21 rounds before the league tournament, recording six top-ten finishes and four top-five showings.  His average of 73.1 sat atop the conference.  Ratner’s low round of the season was 68, of which he posted four different times.  He finished the ODAC season with a second place showing at the conference tournament.

Maggard, in his first year coaching the Quakers, helped guide Guilford to the success the program had been accustomed to under long-time mentor Jack Jensen, for which the ODAC top coaching honor is named.  Maggard helped lead the Quakers to their 11th league crown and the ODAC’s best team round average heading into the conference championships at 297.4.  Players recorded 20 top-ten and 10 top-five finishes this season, with junior Mat Hennick winning an individual title at the O’Briant-Jensen Invitational.  Ranked No.1 in the nation for much of the season, the Quakers registered six second-place finishes and three third place showings, finishing no lower than third in nine events played throughout the fall and spring campaigns.

Wise, from Eden, N.C., stepped right into the Quakers’ regular line-up, posting a 75.7 average through 21 rounds of play leading to the postseason.  Twice he placed in the top-ten and enjoyed one top-five finish in which he tied for third with Guilford teammates Ratner and Hennick at the Ted Keller Memorial.  Wise posted a pair of 71’s this season to account for his best single round total.

Redwood, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., adds this year’s two honors to his 2010 and 2011 ODAC individual titles.  In the classroom, Redwood carries a 3.425 grade point average while majoring in Economics.  Three times he has been named to the All-ODAC Academic Team.  On the course, Redwood is now a three-time All-ODAC First Team honoree, having helped lead the Eagles to their first ODAC team title in 2010.  This season, he collected six top-ten and four top-five finishes coming into the ODAC Championships.  In 19.5 rounds of play, Redwood sat tied for second in the league with a 73.5 average.  He owns the league’s low round of the season with a 65 in the second round at Camp LeJeune.

Listed below are the complete 2011 All-ODAC Golf Teams.  For more information on ODAC golf, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to ODAC’s home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.  

Golfer of the Year:  Noah Ratner, Guilford
Jack Jensen Coach of the Year:  Corey Maggard, Guilford
Rookie of the Year:  Alex Wise, Guilford
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete:  Mike Redwood, Bridgewater
Ted Keller Sportsman of the Year:  Mike Redwood, Bridgewater

Travis Gahman, Bridgewater
Mike Redwood, Bridgewater
Noah Ratner, Guilford
Mat Hennick, Guilford
Max Wyndorf, Randolph-Macon
Brandon Ketron, Roanoke
Tim Gavrich, Washington & Lee

Alex Wise, Guilford
Dusty Roberts, Guilford
Ronnie Fultz, Hampden-Sydney
Rick O’Connell, Hampden-Sydney
Conrad Anguera, Lynchburg
Scott Hellmuth, Randolph-Macon

John Phillips, Bridgewater
Mike Dowd, Hampden-Sydney
Daniel Haugh, Lynchburg
Hunter Weaver, Randolph-Macon
Adam Skaff, Roanoke
Wilson Anthony, Washington & Lee