NELLYSFORD, Va. – The 21st-ranked Washington and Lee men's golf team closed out the 2016 ODAC Championship at Stoney Creek Golf Club with the low round of the day (305) on Tuesday to take its 13th ODAC title and first since the 2009 campaign.
The Generals finished with a three-day score of 304-302-305—911 (+47) to win by 12 strokes over 17th-ranked Guilford, who had won five straight ODAC titles dating back to 2011. The Quakers finished with a 297-317-309—923 (+59). Virginia Wesleyan was third with a +61 score of 302-307-316—925.
Virginia Wesleyan's Evan Cox was the individual medalist after carding an even-par score of 71-74-71—216.
Washington and Lee sophomore Luke Farley (Durham, N.C. / Trinity School) finished second overall out of 50 competitors with a +9 score of 72-76-77—225. Junior Todd Alan McDonald (Little Rock, Ark. / Little Rock Christian) tied for third overall after posting a three-day score of 79-71-78—228 (+12).
Junior Conley Hurst (Little Rock, Ark. / Episcopal) placed 11th overall with a 75-82-75—232 (+16). He shot -1 on the front nine on Tuesday after recording an eagle on the Par 4 third hole.
Sophomore Andrew Barth (Bethesda, Md. / Walt Whitman) and first-year George May (Topsfield, Mass. / Masconomet) both tied for 16th overall at +18. Barth carded a 78-76-80—234 and May shot 80-79-75—234. Barth birdied the final two holes and May posted a -1 on the back nine as W&L continued to pull away for the championship.
With its conference championship victory, the Generals have qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship, which will be held on May 10-13 at the Midvale Country Club and Mendon Golf Club in Rochester, N.Y.