Guilford’s Ratner Claims Third ODAC Golfer of the Week Award

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College’s Noah Ratner (Asheville, N.C./Asheville) earned the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s (ODAC) Golfer of the Week Award Monday. Ratner has received this award eight times in his career, including three times this season. He also garnered his third Guilford College Student-Athlete of the Week Award, which is presented weekly by the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Ratner earned his third medalist honor in as many tournaments Oct. 25 at the O’Briant-Jensen Memorial. He shot one-over-par 141 over 36 holes to win the 89-man event at the Cardinal Golf and Country Club, Guilford’s home course. Ratner shot a career-low, five-under 65 in the first round, Guilford’s second-lowest 18-hole score in school history. Through eight rounds, Ratner boasts a sterling 69.75 stroke average, which leads the ODAC.

Guilford won O’Briant-Jensen team title, which featured many of the top teams in Division III. The Quakers shot 294-300-594 to capture their second win of the season, edging Methodist University and defending NCAA Division III national champion Greensboro College by two strokes.

Coach Corey Maggard’s team is in action Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate in Sapphire, N.C. The Quakers, ranked first in the latest Division III ratings, have won two tournaments and placed second in another this fall.

The Student-Athlete of the Week Award is presented by Guilford’s SAAC, which is comprised of representatives from each of the school’s 20 varsity teams. The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and seeks to build community among Guilford’s student-athletes and non-student-athletes. Recent Guilford SAAC activities include a cancer awareness promotions, canned-food drives, volunteer assistance with the North Carolina Special Olympics and tutoring at New Garden Friends School.