FOREST, Va. – Guilford College’s Ty Palmer (Kernersville, N.C./Forsyth Country Day) earned the first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men’s Golfer of the Week Award Monday. The announcement marked the fourth time Palmer has received the award in his two-plus seasons.
Palmer, a junior, shot three-under-par 213 at the Transylvania Fall Invitational Sept. 5-6, which placed fourth in the 90-man field. His tournament-low 67 in Sunday’s third and final round sparked the Guilford’s to a team score of 282, the 12th-lowest in school history. Palmer also opened under par with a 69 (-3) the first of two Saturday rounds. Guilford finished in a share of second place among the 16 teams in the field with a 54-hole score of 872.
A 2015 PING NCAA Division III Third-Team All-American and two-time All-South selection, Palmer ranked second in the ODAC and second on the team in 2014-15 with a 74.0 stroke average in 26 rounds. His average is 15th-best in Guilford’s distinguished golf history. Palmer stood 21st in the final 2014-15 Golfstat.com Division III Head-to-Head Player Rankings. He helped Guilford place eighth at the NCAA Division III Championships and win its league-record 15th ODAC crown.
Coach Justin Tereshko’s club returns to action Sept. 12-13 at the Flower City Preview in suburban Rochester, New York. The tournament will be played on the two courses (Midvale C.C. and Mendon G.C.) slated to host the 2016 NCAA Division III Championships. Guilford is ranked eighth in the current Bushnell Golfweek Division III Poll and ninth in the latest Golfstat.com Division III Head-to-Head Ratings.