April 27, 2009

Several Generals Earn ODAC Golf Honors

SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference recently released its all-conference awards for golf and Washington and Lee had several players recognized.

Junior Robert Womble (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) was selected to the First Team All-ODAC squad, while junior Joe Gibson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) was tabbed to the second team and junior Brad Watts (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) was named to the honorable mention team. Additionally, Womble and Gibson were tabbed to the all-tournament team, while Gibson was named to the sportsmanship team.

Womble garnered his accolades after leading the Generals all season long with a 76.1 stroke average over 19 rounds. He also finished tied for fourth overall (82-77-78--237) at the 2009 ODAC Championship event.

Gibson averaged 78.1 strokes over 15 rounds and tied for seventh overall at the ODAC Championship with a three-day score of 81-81-76--238.

Watts tied for fourth overall at the ODAC Championship (82-75-80--237) and was tied for second on the team with a 77.6 scoring average over 13 rounds played.

Guilford's Peter Latimer was selected the ODAC Player of the Year, while Quaker Head Coach Jack Jensen collected ODAC Coach of the Year laurels. GC's Brian Creghan was named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Hampden-Sydney's Ronnie Fultz was tabbed the ODAC Rookie of the Year. Lynchburg's Ryan White was picked the ODAC Sportsman of the Year.

Washington and Lee claimed its second-straight ODAC title back on April 20 and returns to action in the NCAA Division III Championship on May 13-16 at the PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

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