GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 10th-ranked Washington and Lee women's golf team played 36 holes on Monday and claimed the 2018 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship held at the Bryan Park Champions Course in Greensboro, N.C.
The Generals boasted five of the top six golfers in the championship and posted a three-round score of 308-319-306—933 (+57) to win by 58 strokes. Bridgewater placed second with a +115 score of 326-327-338—991. Randolph-Macon (1021, +145), Shenandoah (1109, +233), Emory & Henry (1324, +448) and Sweet Briar (1497, +621) rounded out the field in the championship.
W&L finished the championship strong, posting its second-best round of the season in the final 18 holes. Bridgewater's Christina Herbert, the reigning Division III National Champion, finished as the individual champion after carding a +5 score of 76-70-78—224.
The Blue & White swept the next five positions, taking places second through sixth out of the 32 golfers in the field. First-year Hannah Jones (Atlanta, Ga. / Blessed Trinity) completed the event just eight strokes behind Herbert, finishing second overall with a 76-82-74—232 (+13). Classmate Beth Ann Townsend (Greenville, S.C. / Travelers Rest) finished third overall, just one stroke back of Jones with a 77-78-78—233 (+14).
Sophomore Griffin Foultz (San Antonio, Texas / St. Mary's Hall) shot 79-80-76—235 (+16) to finish fourth, while seniors Mary-Frances Hall (State Road, N.C. / Elkin) and Liza Freed (Alexandria, Va. / St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) placed fifth and sixth, respectively. Hall carded a +18 score of 79-79-79—237, while Freed shot 76-84-78—238 (+19).
Senior Dana Droz (Lancaster, Pa. / Veritas Academy) placed as a marker and carded scores of 82-81-89--252.
The league title is the second in program history and the first since 2015. Next up is the the NCAA Division III Championship, which will be held on May 8-11 at the Mission Hills Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.