October 25, 2011

W&L Golf Places 12th at O'Briant-Jensen Memorial

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Washington and Lee golf team finished 12th out of 15 teams at the O'Briant-Jensen Memorial hosted at the Cardinal Golf & Country Club on Monday and Tuesday by Guilford College.

The host Quakers won the event with a two-day score of 294-300—594, while Greensboro and Methodist both tied for second with identical scores of 298-298—596.  The Generals followed their opening round 329 with a 325 to finish with a two-day total of 654.

Individually, Guilford's Noah Ratner and Drew Thompson finished first and second, respectively.  Ratner shot a 65-76—141, while Thompson carded a 70-72—142.

Senior Wilson Anthony (Fordyce, Ark./Episcopal) paced the W&L golfers in the event with a 42nd-place tie (80-80—160).  First-year Patrick Clossin (Ooltewah, Tenn./McCallie School) tied for 49th with an 83-79—162, while sophomore Jack Cottrill (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) recovered from an opening day 88 to shoot 78 and finish with a score of 166 to tie for 67th.

Sophomores Mark Sowinski (Greensboro, N.C./Bishop McGuinness) and Jake Struebing (Amherst, N.Y./Amherst Central) rounded out the Generals in the field.  Sowinski shot 83-88—171 to finish in a tie for 76th and Struebing tied for 80th with an 83-90—173.

Washington and Lee has now finished with the fall portion of its schedule and will return to action this spring.

-- GENERALS --

TEAM SCORES:
1. Guilford 294-300—594
2. Greensboro 298-298—596
2. Methodist 298-298—596
4. LaGrange 300-323—623
5. Averett 313-312—625
6. Christopher Newport 318-310—628
7. Roanoke 321-308—629
8. Berry 320-314—634
9. Virginia Intermont 325-319—644
10. Guilford "B" 319-327—646
11. Bridgewater 314-333—647
12. Washington and Lee 329-325—654
13. North Carolina Wesleyan 321-334—655
14. Wesley 343-316—659
15. Lynchburg 332-336—668