College Men’s Golf Results – James Mishoe Wins ODAC Championships; Guilford Second

BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – Guilford College James Mishoe (Cary, N.C./Green Hope (UNC Greensboro)) won medalist honors on a one-hole playoff at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Golf Championships Tuesday.

Mishoe’s first tournament win of the season helped Guilford take second in the 12-team field, which completed 54 holes on the Bryan Park Champions Course. The 10th-ranked Generals rallied from a five-stroke deficit to shoot a six-under 282 under warm and sunny conditions on the par-72, 6.895-yard course in northeast Guilford County. Washington and Lee shot 870 (+6) for the tournament, seven shots better than the defending champion Quakers, who shot 292-291-294-877.

Mishoe, NCAA Division III’s top-ranked golfer according to, had finished second in four tournaments this year. He was locked in a battle with teammate Josh Hill and defending Division III Tournament medalist Brian Peccie of Washington and Lee for top honors entering Tuesday’s final holes. Peccie eagled the par-four 16th hole to take the lead but gave one of the strokes back with a bogey on 17. Hill, the 36-hole leader, made the turn even, but bogeys on three of the next five holes left him three over after 15 holes. Mishoe was even after 17 holes but birdied 18 to force a playoff with Peccie.

The juniors retreated to the par-4 18th hole where Mishoe got on the green in two shots, but Peccie in three. Both players had six- to eight-foot putts. Peccie needed three putts and took a double-bogey six while Mishoe two-putted for a par and the title.

The Generals clinched the title Tuesday with a consistent round that yielded Peccie’s eagle, 16 birdies, and 10 bogeys. Robert Quinilty posted the tourney’s low round with a five-under 67 that moved him from 18th into fifth place with a 54-hole 223. He made five birdies, three over the last four holes. Boyd Peete wrapped up a fourth-place finish with a two-under 70 for a three-day, even-par 216. Rookie Austin Sharrett’s (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin) two-over 74 marked the Generals’ fourth score and helped him garner all-tourney honors with a fifth-place 223.

Hill’s 73 gave him a three-day 215, good for third place in the 60-man field. Sophomore Jack Lee closed his first ODAC Tournament with four birdies in a round of 74. He shared fifth place and earned all-tournament recognition with a 71-78-74-223. Sophomore Louis Lambert’s (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin) 76 marked Guilford’s fourth score. He finished tied for 16th with a 36-hole 230. Defending tournament champ Addison Manring (Stoneville, N.C./McMichael) shot 77 Tuesday and finished in a 13th-place tie at 77-74-77-228.

Hampden-Sydney College, ranked 14th in the latest Division III Top 25 Poll, placed a distant third after shooting 306-300-300-906. The Tigers’ Allen Smith shot 79-74-71-224, which ranked eighth in the field and was the top score by someone not on Washington and Lee or Guilford.

While Washington and Lee earned the ODAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships field, coach Adam Crawford’s Quakers await a possible at-large bid to the 43-team field. The tournament field will be announced May 6 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT).

ODAC Championship
Bryan Park Champions Course
Browns Summit, NC
Dates: Apr 28 – Apr 30

1    2   3   Team                              Scores
T2   2   1   Washington & Lee                 301  287  282   870    +6
1    1   2   Guilford College                 292  291  294   877   +13
4    3   3   Hampden-Sydney College           306  300  300   906   +42
T2   4   4   Randolph-Macon                   301  307  311   919   +55
5    5   5   Bridgewater College              315  309  315   939   +75
6    6   6   Lynchburg, Univ. of              319  312  312   943   +79
9    8   7   Shenandoah University            330  316  313   959   +95
7    7   8   Emory and Henry College          325  318  325   968  +104
8    9   9   Virginia Wesleyan                327  331  326   984  +120
12  10  10   Ferrum College                   351  317  342  1010  +146
11  12  11   Roanoke College                  350  338  331  1019  +155
10  11  12   Eastern Mennonite University     335  340  346  1021  +157