FOREST, Va. – Guilford’s men’s golf team was selected to finish second in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday.
Hampden-Sydney College earned the top spot in the poll with 117 points and eight first-place votes. The Quakers were close behind with 113 points and three first-place nods. Rounding out the top three was defending ODAC champion Washington and Lee University with 103 points and the last first-place vote.
The Quakers look to continue last season’s success which saw a second-place finish at the ODAC Championships and third-place showing at the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Guilford returns several 2019 All-ODAC selections in Player of the Year James Mishoe, second-team pick Jack Lee, and third-team honorees Kell Graham and Louis Lambert.
Nationally, Guilford ranked 13th in the latest NCAA Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. The Quakers also have three student-athletes in the Golfstat top-100 ranked individuals as Mishoe is the 11th best golfer in Division III, Zachary Evens is ranked 47th, and Addison Manring sits in 71st place.
In their last outing of the fall, the Quakers finished tied for fourth at the O’Briant-Jensen Memorial Golf Tournament held at The Cardinal by Pete Dye on October 28-29. First-round leader Mishoe shot 72 on the second day and earned a share of third place at 140 (-2).
Evens finished in a share of 25th place among 120 individuals with a five-over 147. Manring also finished in a share of 25th at 147.
Coach Adam Crawford’s Quakers begin the spring season at The Club at Savannah Harbor Classic March 9-10.
2020 ODAC Men’s Golf Coaches’ Poll
Rank University (First Place Votes) Points 1 Hampden-Sydney (8) 117 2 Guilford (3) 113 3 Washington and Lee (1) 103 4 Bridgewater 84 5 Lynchburg 83 6 Randolph-Macon 70 T-7 Ferrum 56 T-7 Shenandoah 56 9 Emory & Henry 37 10 Roanoke 36 11 Virginia Wesleyan 24 12 Eastern Mennonite 13