Three W&L Golfers Earn All-ODAC Honors

SALEM, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2010 all-conference golf team on Monday afternoon and Washington and Lee had three players honored.

Senior Robert Womble (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) and junior Tim Gavrich (Avon, Conn./Westminster) were both named to the Second Team All-ODAC squad, while senior Joe Gibson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) was selected to the honorable mention all-conference team.

Womble garnered the award after leading the team with a 76.9 scoring average over 20 rounds.  He tied for 12th at the 2010 ODAC Championship with a 78-81-75—234 (+18) and completed his career with a 76.6 average over 43 rounds played.  Womble was a First Team All-ODAC selection in 2009.

Gavrich posted the first postseason honor of his career after completing the 2009-10 season with a 77.0 scoring average over 20 rounds played.  He finished tied for 22nd at this season’s conference championship with a score of 78-84-75—237 (+21).  Over his three seasons, Gavrich has averaged 77.8 strokes over 49 rounds played.

Gibson received all-conference recognition for the third time in his career, having been an honorable mention selection as a sophomore and a second team pick as a junior.  He completed the 2009-10 season with a 78.8 stroke average over 18 rounds and tied for 12th at the conference championship with a three-day tally of 79-78-77—234 (+18).  Gibson placed seventh overall at the 2009 ODAC Championship and led the team with a 51st-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Division III Championships (73-70-83-79—305).  He completed his career with a 78.1 average over 74 rounds played.

Guilford senior Peter Latimer was chosen as the ODAC Player of the Year, while Bridgewater’s Lee Williams was tabbed the league’s Coach of the Year.  Noah Ratner of Guilford was honored as the ODAC Rookie of the Year and Quaker senior Brian Creghan was selected as the Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Randolph-Macon junior Zach Wehman received the Ted Keller Sportsman of the Year Award.

Washington and Lee concluded the 2009-10 season with a fifth-place finish at the ODAC Championship.  The Generals have won two ODAC titles and competed in the NCAA Tournament twice in the last three years.

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