BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – Guilford College’s Justin Tereshko won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s (ODAC) Jack Jensen Men’s Golf Coach of the Year Award and the Quakers’ Louis Lambert (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin) was named the league’s co-Rookie of the Year. The league’s head coaches nominated and voted on the awards presented April 24 at the Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center where earlier in the day Guilford clinched its league-record 17th ODAC men’s golf title.
Five Quakers also earned all-conference laurels at the league’s annual golf championships banquet. Guilford’s First Team All-ODAC honorees included sophomore Zachary Evens (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), junior Josh Hill (Superior, Colo./Monarch High School), and sophomore James Mishoe (Cary, N.C./Green Hope (UNC Greensboro)). Lambert picked up second-team All-ODAC recognition and senior teammate Harrison Frye (High Point, N.C./High Point Central) was a third-team pick.
Tereshko won the league’s top coaching honor named for the legendary Quakers’ golf mentor for the first time in his career. Tereshko helped Guilford win five different events this season, including the ODAC Tournament and the prestigious West Cup in California. The Quakers have been ranked among the top-20 teams all season long in both the Golfstat.com and Bushnell/Golfweek Division III Coaches’ rankings, including two stints in the top-five. Guilford is presently rated eighth in both polls. The Quakers have used 10 different golfers in 10 events who have combined for five first-place finishes and 17 top-five results. The 2012 Transylvania University graduate has helped Guilford to three NCAA Division III tournaments and three ODAC titles in his four seasons. Tereshko is Guilford’s first ODAC Coach of the Year since Corey Maggard was so honored in 2013.
Lambert is Guilford’s first ODAC Golf Rookie of the Year since Alex Wise claimed the 2011 prize. Lambert averaged 75.33 strokes per round in nine rounds, which ranks fifth on the team and is 10th in the ODAC. He shared fourth place at the O’Briant Jensen Memorial Tournament in October and was sixth at the Jekyll Island Intercollegiate where he fired two of his three sub-par rounds to date. Lambert is ranked 54th overall and sixth among freshmen in the May 3 Golfstat.com Division III Head-to-Head Rankings. He has three top-eight results in four stroke-play tournaments.
Mishoe is the top-rated men’s golfer in NCAA Division III according to Golfstat.com. Since joining the Quakers in January, he has a league-leading 72.0 stroke average in 10 rounds. Six of his rounds have been at par or lower, including all three at the Jekyll Island Intercollegiate. He won medalist honors in the 150-man field with a 54-hole 206 (-10), which ranks third in school history. Mishoe, who also won the 18-hole dual match with Transylvania University March 9, has three top-five finishes in four stroke-play events. He was named the ODAC’s Men’s Golfer of the Week on March 19.
Evens garnered first-team all-league laurels for a second consecutive year. In September, he won the Tournament Town Preview at the Grandover Resort, site of the upcoming Division III Men’s Golf Championships. Evens was twice named ODAC Golfer of the Week and ranks fourth in the league with a 73.36 stroke average in a team-high 22 rounds. Six of his rounds were either at or below par. He has seven top-12 results this season and is ranked 39th in the Golfstat.com Division III Head-to-Head Rankings.
Like Evens, Hill received First Team All-ODAC honors for the second straight season. The junior won the West Cup by one stroke and shot an eight-under-par 136 to place second at the Tom Kinder Memorial September 11-12. Ranked 43rd by Golfstat.com, Hill earned two ODAC Golfer of the Week awards this season and was a PING honorable mention All-America in 2016-17. He has 12 rounds of par or better and five top-five finishes in nine stroke-play tournaments.
The Quakers’ lone senior, Frye received third-team honors in 2018 to add to his second-team commendation in 2015. He had the second-lowest score (74) in Guilford’s match with Transylvania at PGA National. Frye ranks sixth on the team and 14th in the ODAC with a 75.79 stroke average in 19 rounds. He has four top-25 finishes to date.
The group helped the Quakers win their league-record 17th ODAC Championship and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. In conjunction with the Greensboro Sports Commission, Guilford hosts the NCAA Tournament May 15-18 at the Grandover Resort. The Quakers placed second in the 2017 championship by one stroke.