ODAC Golfers of the Week Archive

2018-19 Golf Players of the Week


September 17, 2018
Jones, a sophomore from Seymour, Tenn., won the Bob Dibble Classic hosted by Tusculum College at Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn. Jones is the first Emory & Henry tournament medalist since the Wasps reinstated the program in 2016-17. Jones carded a pair of under-par rounds on the par 71 track set to 6,763 yards. He opened with a 1-under 70 before finishing with a 3-under 68 to win by three strokes at 4-under 138. His efforts helped Emory & Henry to third in the team standings at 606 (301-305).

September 17, 2018
Jones, a sophomore from Atlanta, Ga., put together a top-10 performance at the Montgomery C.C. Intercollegiate hosted by Huntingdon College at Montgomery Country Club in Montgomery, Ala. Jones finished in a tie for sixth overall with three other players at 6-over par 150 after two ronds on the par 72 layout set at 5,802 yards. She opened with an even-par 72 before finishing with a 6-over 78. Her efforts helped Washington and Lee finished second overall in the team standings at 610 (305-305). That is the lowest 36-hole team score for the Generals in program history.

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2017-18 Golf Players of the Week


April 16, 2018
Duffy, a senior from Suwanee, Ga., put together a pair of top-four finishes this past week, including his first collegiate medal. Duffy won the Marlin Invitational at Sleep Hole Golf Course in Suffolk, Va. Duffy carded a 2-over 74 on day one before wrapping up with an even-par 72 for a 2-over 146. His efforts helped the Marlins to the team title at 28-over 604. Earlier in the week, Duffy tied for fourth overall at the Glenn Heath Memorial hosted by The Apprentice School. He finished just three shots backs of winner Doc Schulte from Shenandoah at 9-over par 153 following rounds of 76 and 77 and the par 72 track at the Williamsburg Club. His efforts, along with second-place finisher Carter Morgan, helped VWU to first in the team standings at 40-over 616 (315-301).

April 16, 2018
Kelley, a junior from Newport News, Va., registered her first collegiate medal by winning the Marlins Invitational over the weekend. Kelley, who had been working on some personal swing changes, carded rounds of 83 and 81 at Sleep Hole Golf Course in Suffolk, Va., for a 20-over 164. She finished four strokes clear of Virginia Wesleyan's Maggie Kingora for the title.

April 9, 2018
Irby, a senior from Clover, Va., put together a strong week thru a pair of events for the Hornets. Irby opened by tying for fourth at the Lynchburg Invitational. He opened with a 3-over 75 on the par-72 track set to 7,009 yards at Poplar Grove Golf Club. He followed with a 2-over 74 to finish three shots off the pace at 5-over 149. His efforts helped Lynchburg to fourth in the team standings at 45-over 621 (305-316). Irby then participated in all four of Lynchburg's matches at the Division III Match Play Invitational. Irby went 3-1 for the event, including a triumph over top-rated (by Golfstat.com) James Mishoe from Guilford, 3&2, in the first round. After falling in the quarterfinal round to Hampden-Sydney's Parker Smith, Irby rebounded for a 1-up win over Chris Harris from Rhodes. He finished with a 3&2 win over David Dattilo from Mt. St. Joseph. Irby's efforts helped Lynchburg go 2-2 as a team in the largest recorded college match play event. The Hornets fell to Guilford (3-2-0) in the first round and Hampden-Sydney (4-1-0) in round two, but recovered for wins over Rhodes (3-2-0) and Mt. St. Joe's (5-0-0) in the final two rounds.

April 9, 2018
Kingora, a sophomore from Sterling, Va., picked up a pair of medalist honors at one day events hosted by Hollins University. Kingora posted a 16-over 88 to win by seven strokes at the Hollins Invitational on Friday at the Roanoke Country Club set to 5,801 yards and a par of 72. She came back two days later to win the Hollins Classic at Hunting Hills Country Club. She carred an 11-over 83 on the par 72 track set at 5,802 yards to win by 12 strokes. Teammate Hannah Turner finished second in both events. Kingora currently owns an 85.9 per round average thru 13.5 total rounds, which is 10th-best in the ODAC.

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2016-17 Golf Players of the Week


April 17, 2017
Nelson, a freshman from Weems, Va., picks up his first weekly award of the season after finishing as the runner-up in an 80-man field at the Glenn Heath Shipbuilders Memorial. An opening round 77 on the 6,822-yard par-72 track at the Williamsburg Club found Nelson well outside the top-10. He stormed back on day-two with a tournament-low 69 to finish at 2-over 146 and three strokes back of individual champion David Rabil from Christopher Newport. The 69 marked Nelson's second-lowest round of the season and his second sub-70 round in his last four outings. His efforts helped Randolph-Macon to second place at 612 (308-304) in a field of 13 other programs.

April 17, 2017
Herbert, a junior from Williamsburg, Va., capped the regular season just as she started it by claiming her fifth weekly award of the season. Herbert won both days of the dual individual-round Hollins Spring Invitational tournaments competed at Glade Spring. On the first day, she won by four strokes as she fired a 4-under 69 on the 5,431-yard par-73 layout on the Cobb Course at Glade Spring. Bridgewater captured the team win by four strokes over Piedmont at 333. Herbert returned to the Cobb Course on day two and again went under par with a 72 to win by two strokes. The Eagles again captured a four-stroke team victory, but lowered its combined total to 318. Herbert will enter the ODAC Tournament with a league-best 73.8 average over 17 rounds of competition.

April 10, 2017
Evens, a freshman from Mercer Island, Wash., paced the Quakers at the Discover DeKalb Emory Invitational, an event which featured 10 of the top-20 teams of the country. Evens registered his fourth top-10 showing of the season after tying for eighth overall after two rounds on the 6,510-yard par-70 track at Smoke Rise Country Club. Evens opened with a 2-over 72 before picking up two shots for an even-par 70 in round two to account for his 142 two-day total. He made seven birdies over the 36 holes, which led GC and ranked seventh in the 87-player field. Guilford tied for 10th in the team standings at 603.

April 10, 2017
Hall, a junior from State Road, N.C., put together a stellar performance in pacing Washington and Lee at the Callaway Golf Spring Invitational hosted by Greensboro College. Hall finished second overall out of 63 golfers after two rounds on the 5,812-yard par-72 layout at Bryan Park Golf Course. She registered a pair of 2-over 74 rounds to account for her 148 total, five shots back of eventual winner Johnna Beehner from Methodist University. Hall was three stroke clear of third place. Her efforts helped the Generals to third in the team standings at 50-over 626 (309-317). Hall owns a 78.1 average over 14 rounds of play.

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2015-16 Golf Players of the Week


April 18, 2016
Schick, a freshman from Clear Lake, Iowa, led Guilford at the Emory Spring Invitational with an even-par 140 to finish second overall. He opened with a 3-over 73 before posting a career-best 3-under 67 in round two towards a new career-low two-round total. His efforts helped Guilford to eighth in the team standings that featured six top-12 teams in NCAA Division III according to Golfstat. Schick enters the ODAC Championships carrying a 76.5 average over 10 rounds of competition.

April 18, 2016
Herbert, a sophomore from Williamsburg, Va., closed out the regular season with a victory at the one-round Hollins Shootout hosted at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. She carded a 79 on the 5,803-yard par-72 track to win by three shots over teammate Marin Warring. The victory is her fourth of the season. Her efforts helped Bridgewater to first among for teams at 336. Herbert enters the ODAC Championships with a league-best 74.9 scoring average and ranked fourth in NCAA Division III by Golfstat.

April 11, 2016
Bowling, a senior from Charlotte Hall, Md., collects her third weekly award of the year as she led Randolph-Macon to a tie for second at the Methodist Spring Invitational. Bowling finished third individually, racking up a two-round total of 170 in very windy and chilly playing conditions at the Methodist Golf Club in Fayetteville, N.C. She opened with an 86 on Saturday before finishing two strokes better with an 84 on Sunday. Her 170 was three strokes back of second place and 13 of medalist Peyton Durham from Methodist, who shot the only two sub-80 rounds in the tough scoring conditions. Bowling's efforts helped Randolph-Macon to a 720 team total, tying Piedmont College for second in the six-team standings. Bowling is currently fourth in the ODAC with a 78.1 per round average.

April 4, 2016
Cox, a sophomore from Ashland, Ky., put together his fifth top-five showing of the season by tying for fourth at the 45th Marine Federal Credit Union Intercollegiate held at Paradise Point Golf Course in Camp LeJeune, N.C. Cox finished one stroke off of third place in the event, finishing with a three round 215 at 1-over par. His efforts helped #38 Virginia Wesleyan to a fourth-place showing behind second-ranked Methodist University, #4 Oglethorpe University, and #21 Greensboro College. Cox opened with a 1-under 69 on the par-70 Scarlet Course before shooting even-par 72 on the championship Gold Course. He finished with a 2-over 74, helping Virginia Wesleyan post a 300 team score, the low-effort for the third round in the tournament field.

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2014-15 Golf Players of the Week


April 13, 2015
Palmer, a sophomore from Kernersville, N.c., earned all-tournament honors at the Emory Spring Invitational as helped lead the Quakers to a tie for third in a field that feature seven of the top-25 teams in the latest Golfstat.com NCAA Division III ratings. Palmer finished sixth overall, posting a pair of 73's to finish at two-over 146 at the Barnsley Gardens Resort. It was the fourth top-10 showing for Palmer this season. He lowered his stroke average to 74.6, which sits fourth in the conference. Guilford posted a 606 (301-305) to tie with LaGrange College.

April 13, 2015
Bowling, a junior from Charlotte Hall, Md., tied for fourth out of 45 individuals at the Methodist Spring Invitational. The reigning ODAC Player of the Year posted rounds of 78 and 77 to finishing three strokes back of Emily Javadi from Sewanee for medalist honors. The event marks Bowling's fourth top-five showing in seven starts this season. She now owns a 78.3 stroke average, fourth in the ODAC. Randolph-Macon placed fourth as a team at 689 (345-344) on the Methodist University Golf Course.

April 6, 2015
Frye, a freshman from High Point, N.C., was the low Quaker at the Wynlakes Intercollegiate to help lead Guilford to second place in the team standings. Frye placed second in the 60-man field, posting a two-under 142 on the par-72 track at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, Ala. He opened with a career-low 69 and finished with a one-over 73 to finish three strokes back of Cory Howard from LaGrange. Guilford shot a 593 (290-293) overall, just six strokes behind LaGrange.

March 30, 2015
Cocke, a junior from Centreville, Va., helped the Hornets' to the program's best-ever finish at the Marine Federal Credit Union Intercollegiate at Camp leJeune. Cocke earned individual medalist honors in the championshi Gold division, finishing at four-under par to win by one stroke over Anthony Macaglia from Oglethorpe University. Cocke opened with a one-over 73 on the par-72 gold course, but then followed with a tournament-best five-under 65 on the scarlet layout. He posted an even-par 72 in third round, finishing at 210 for the event. Shenandoah tied for seventh as a team at 903.

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2013-14 Golf Players of the Week


April 21, 2014
Fuller, a junior from Richmond, Va., tield for second at the Glenn Heath Memorial hosted by Newport News Apprentice. He posted a pair of rounds of 75 on the par 72, 6,822-yard track at the Williamsburg Club in Williamsburg, Va. His first round 75 left him in a tie for the lead, and he ended up finishing three shots off the lead. Fuller is fourth in the ODAC with a 74.95 per round average.

April 14, 2014
Gross a freshman from Archdale, N.C., placed third at the rain shortened Emory Spring Invitational, finishing just one shot off the lead. His two-under par 70 awarded him a top-10 finish for the sixth time this season as he bested 78 other golfers in the 82-man field. His efforts helped lead the Quakers to a second place team showing at seven-over par 295. Gross is currently ranked 13th in NCAA Division III by Golfstat, while the Quakers hold down the sixth slot in the team standings.

April 14, 2014
Cheng, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., bested the field at the Generals Duel hosted by Washington and Lee. She posted a five-over par 77 at the Lexington Golf and Country Club, besting teammate and second-place finisher Shannon Ciccarello by six strokes. Cheng currently owns a 78.4 average thru 10 rounds played this season.

April 7, 2014
Tacket, a sophomore from Roanoke, Va., won the Roanoke Spring Invitational by one struck over Scott Obenshain from Ferrum College. His efforts led Bridgewater to a share of the team title with Mars Hill College at 608. Tackett opened with a three-over 74 on the 6,546-yard par-71 layout at the Roanoke Country Club. He followed that with a two over 73 in round two to finish at five-over 147. The individual win is the first for Tackett in his collegiate career and the second for Bridgewater this season.

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2012-13 Golf Players of the Week


April 22, 2013
Francis, a freshman from Gladys, Va., finished third last week at the Heath Memorial hosted by the Newport News Apprentice School. He shot a 7-over par 149 (74-75) over two days to help LC place second, missing the team title by just one stroke. Francis leads Lynchburg with a 76.8 per round average, good enough for 13th in the conference.

April 15, 2013
Cheng, a junior from Virginia Beach, Va., was the top ODAC finisher at the Methodist Spring Invitational, finishing tied for 11th in a field that included second-ranked Methodist, according to the team rankings by Golfstat. Cheng, rated 12th in the country individually by Golfstat, opened with a first round 88, but recovered for a five-over-par 77 in round two to finish +21 at 165. Cheng leads the ODAC with a 78.7 strokes per round average.

April 8, 2013
Ratner, a senior from Asheville, N.C., placed third overall and led Guilford to a fifth-place showing at the Emory Spring Invitational, which featured several of the top-rated teams in NCAA Division III. Ratner opened with a one-over-par 73 before rattling of a four-under 68 in Tuesday’s second round, the second lowest round of the tournament at the Druid’s Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga. He tied for third (141) with Methodist’s Mike Wesko, three shots back of medalist Anthony Maccaglia from Oglethorpe. The third-place performances marks Ratner’s fifth-straight top-seven finish.

April 8, 2013
Walker, a freshman from Warsaw, Va., turned in her third top-five finish of the season as she placed fifth overall at the Gettysburg Invitational over the weekend. Walker opened with a 91 in the first round, but improved five strokes in round two with an 86 to finish at 177 for the two-day event at Hanover Country Club in Abbottstown, Pa. She parred 11 holes over both rounds, including six on the final day.

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April 16, 2012
Weaver, junior from Orange, Va., tied for top medalist honors at the Roanoke Invitational with a three-over 145 at the Roanoke Country Club. He opened with a three-over 74 in round one before firing an even par 71 in round two. His efforts helped Randolph-Macon to a third place team finish. The top finish marks his first collegiate medal finish and his first top-five showing of the season, which couldn't come at a better time with the ODAC Championships next on R-MC's schedule.

April 2, 2012
Ketron, a senior from Abingdon, Va., was the low medalist on the Scarlet Course in the consolation bracket at Camp LeJeune this past weekend, which placed him as the best-finishing ODAC competitor in the field. Ketron fired three sub-70 rounds during the three round affair (all teams play one round on each the Gold and Scarlet courses in the first two rounds). He opened with a 3-under 69 on the par 72 Gold Course (7,040 yards), and followed that with a 2-under 68 on the par 70 Scarlet Course (6,120 yards). The Maroons as a team did not qualification as one of the top 16 teams to play in the championship bracket for round three. Ketron still stayed hot as he went under par for the third straight round with a 1-under 69 on the Scarlet Course to finish with a 6-under-par 206, two shots clear for Scarlet medalist honors.

March 19, 2012
Ratner, a junior from continues to light up the NCAA Division III golfing ranks as he won yet another tournament over the weekend. Ratner led the Quakers to their fourth team title of the season with his school record-tying fourth medalist honor at the TaylorMade-adidas Intercollegiate. He shot 77-76-78--231 to win the 50-man tournament in South Carolina by five strokes. He carded the low second-round score and the second-lowest first- and third-round totals. Ratner's fourth win ties the school record set by Bill Brooks in 1983.

March 5, 2012
Phillips, a senior from Richmond, Va., opened the 2012 fall campaign in winning fashion as he claimed individual medialist honors at the Pine Needles Intercollegiate at Pine Needles Lodge and Country Club in Southern Pines, N.C. Phillips led wire-to-wire in the two-round event, beginning with a first round 73 on the par 71 track that covered 7,015 yards. His two-over total was one shot better than second place heading into the final round. He responded with the low round of the tournament, firing a two-under 69 to return to even par and win by two strokes. The victory is the first for Phillips in 2011-12, and also marks his first top-five finish since the fall's first tournament, the Tom Kinder Memorial.

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2010-11 Golfers of the Week


April 18, 2011
Ratner, a sophomore from Asheville, N.C., led Guilford to a fourth-place team finish at the Emory Spring Invitational at Stonemont Golf Course in Stone Mountain, Ga. He fired rounds of 73 and 77 to finish in a tie for eighth overall with a 10-over-par 150. Ratner leads the nationally top-ranked Quakers into the 2011 ODAC Golf Championship April 18-20 at Bay Creek Resort & Club in Cape Charles, Va. Guilford owns a 297.4 team average, tops in the conference. Ratner boasts the ODAC best individual stroke average at 73.1, leading a Quakers' squad in which all five of its tournament players average 77.4 strokes per round or fewer.

April 11, 2011
Redwood, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., was the top finishing Division III player in a rain-shortened Roanoke Spring Invitational at the Hanging Rock Golf Club in Salem, Va. Redwood turned in a 27-hole total of 107 (two-under; 36-71) to finish in second place overall. The defending ODAC individual champion helped pace the Eagles to a second place team finish in BC's final tune-up prior to the ODAC Championships at Bay Creek next week.

March 28, 2011
Ratner, a sophomore from Asheville, Va., shot 68-69-76--213 to place 15th among 160 golfers at the 40th Annual Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at Paradise Point Golf Club this weekend. Guilford placed 13th in the tournament, competing in the Gold (Gold Course) portion of the event. Ratner shot two under par on Friday, three under par on Saturday, and four over par on Sunday. He placed the highest of any ODAC competitor in the field.

March 21, 2011
Wyndorf, a senior from Chadds Ford, Va., tied for 18th as the top ODAC finisher at the ultra-competitive Jekyll Island Intercollege Invitational last week. He posted a three-over par 219 over three rounds. He carded a 69 in the first round, putting him into a tie for the lead at that point. He finished with rounds of 74 and 76 to match the total of three other players.

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2009-10 Golfers of the Week


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2008-09 Golfers of the Week


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