NELLYSFORD, Va. – The 24th-ranked Washington and Lee men's golf team went 1-1 in a match-play event held at the Wintergreen Resort as a preview of the course that will host the ODAC Championship.
W&L fell to 22nd-ranked Christopher Newport by a score of 3.5-1.5 and then defeated Eastern Mennonite, 3.5-1.5.
In the opener, junior Conley Hurst (Little Rock, Ark. / Episcopal) notched a 1 Up victory over Matt DiSalvo at No. 1. Sophomore Luke Farley (Durham, N.C. / Trinity School) finished all square in his match with David Rabil at No. 3 to gain a half point as well.
First-year George May (Topsfield, Mass. / Masconomet) fell to Tyler Bennett, 1 Up, at No. 2 and junior Todd Alan McDonald (Little Rock, Ark. / Little Rock Christian) was knocked off by Sam Robinson at No. 4, 2 Up. Sophomore Hayden Combs (Kennett, Mo. / Memphis University School) fell to Harry Nodwell, 3 and 2, at No. 5 and sophomore Andrew Barth (Bethesda, Md. / Walt Whitman) finished all square in an individual match with Charlie Peavley.
In the nightcap, the Generals easily knocked off EMU. At No. 1, Hurst halved his match with Josh Alderfer, while Barth was downed by Andrew Alderfer, 2 Up.
May posted a 3 and 2 win over Lucas Miller at No. 3 and McDonald logged a 3 and 2 victory over Caleb Schlabach at No. 4. Combs rounded out the team scoring with a 5 and 4 win at No. 5.
Farley added a 7 and 6 win over Austin Sachs in an individual match.
Washington and Lee will return to action in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship held on April 24-26 at the Wintergreen Resort.
#22 Christopher Newport d. #24 Washington and Lee; 3.5-1.5
#1: Conley Hurst (W&L) d. Matt DiSalvo (CNU); 1 Up
#2 Tyler Bennett (CNU) d. George May (W&L); 1 Up
#3 David Rabil (CNU) vs. Luke Farley (W&L); Halved
#4 Sam Robinson (CNU) d. Todd Alan McDonald (W&L); 2 Up
#5 Harry Nodwell (CNU) d. Hayden Combs (W&L); 3 and 2
Individual: Andrew Barth (W&L) vs. Charlie Peavley (CNU); Halved
#24 Washington and Lee d. Eastern Mennonite; 4-1
#1 Conley Hurst (W&L) d. Josh Alderfer (EMU); Halved
#2 Andrew Alderfer (EMU) d. Andrew Barth (W&L); 2 Up
#3 George May (W&L) d. Lucas Miller (EMU); 3 and 2
#4 Todd Alan McDonald (W&L) d. Caleb Schlabach (EMU); 3 and 2
#5 Hayden Combs (W&L) d. Travis Dull (EMU); 5 and 4
Individual: Luke Farley (W&L) d. Austin Sachs (EMU); 7 and 6