GUILFORD GOLFERS EARN ODAC HONORS

Posted by Don Moore on April 24, 2008 at 11:27 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro, N.C. — Guilford College placed three student-athletes on the 2007-08 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) golf teams, including Co-Sportsman of the Year Brian Creghan (Radnor, Pa./Conestoga). Sophomore Peter Latimer (Markinch Fife, Scotland/Madras) earned First-Team All-ODAC for the second consecutive year and was joined on the squad by junior Burton Wood (Siler City, N.C./Jordan-Matthews (UNC Greensboro)). Creghan, a sophomore, earned honorable mention recognition and shared the league’s Sportsmanship Award with Adam Rhodes of Bridgewater College.

The league’s head coaches chose the all-conference squads. Guilford has had 49 All-ODAC golf selections since joining the league in 1991-92.

Latimer, the 2006-2007 ODAC Rookie of the Year, helped his case by winning the Pine Needles Intercollegiate Invitational Feb. 25-26, with a two-day 143. He tied for fourth in the Greensboro College Invitational with a two-day 146, one of his five top-20 finishes this year. Latimer received the ODAC Golfer of the Week Award three times this season and leads the team with a 75.22 average in 23 rounds, which ranks third in the ODAC.

Wood, a 2006-07 Second-Team All-ODAC pick, finished in the top-10 at four tournaments this season, including the ODAC Championships. He took fifth there with a three-day 226 and earned all-tournament recognition. Wood tied for second in the Pine Needles Intercollegiate Invitational with a two-day 145. He had the league’s fourth-best stroke average through April 15 and his 75.39 ranks second on the team.

Creghan earned honorable mention for the second consecutive year after ranking fourth on the team with a 76.17 stroke average in 23 rounds. His best performance was at the ODAC Championships where he finished sixth with three-day 227. Creghan also finished tied for fifth in the Oglethorpe Invitational with a two-day 143. As of April 15, his stroke average stands ninth among ODAC golfers.

Guilford is ranked 12th in the April 23 Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Coaches’ Poll. The Quakers finished second among nine teams in the ODAC Tournament April 19-21 in Amherst, Va. Washington and Lee University topped coach Jack Jensen’s Quakers by 10 strokes. Guilford has eight top-10 finishes in nine events this year, including a win in the Oglethorpe Invitational last October. The Quakers are finished with their regular season and hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship in Georgia next month. The 35-team field will be announced May 5.


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