Trio of Golfers Earn All-Conference Honors; Gahman and Phillips on First Team
FOREST, Va. – With the conclusion of the 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Golf Championships just over the horizon, the Bridgewater Eagles golf team picked up three all-conference selections, including a pair of first-team choices.
For Phillips, the first-team selection is the first of his career after earning honorable mention honors as a sophomore and a junior.
Phillips turned in a solid senior season, averaging a 75.2 stroke average across his 20 rounds on the year. The Richmond, Va. native entered the weekend as Bridgewater's most seasoned player, netting a 77.18 stroke average across his 88-and-a-half career rounds.
Phillips did earn one win on the year with his even-par finish at the Pine Needles Invitational, he also finished second at the season-opening Tom Kinder Memorial.
For Gahman, the first-team selection is the third of his stellar Bridgewater career after the Souderton, Pa. native picked up first team All-ODAC honors and a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar nod last year.
Gahman entered the tournament with the top stroke average per round for the Eagles on the season with a 75.1. Gahman also owns the top career scoring average in program history with a 75.2 average over his 68-and-a-half career rounds.
This season, Gahman's turned in a pair of third-place finishes and shot a pair of 65 rounds at the 41st Annual Marine Corps Intercollegiate. His 65 at Camp Lejeune is the third-best single-round score of the season at the Division III level. Gahman's 3.13 average on par-three holes is good enough for fourth in Division III.
Foshee has also been exceptional for the Eagles during the 2012 season, carding a 76.9 stroke average across 20 rounds of play. Foshee posted a pair of top 10 finishes on the season, with his third-place finish at the McDaniel Spring Shootout pacing the way.
The second-team nod for Foshee is the first all-conference honor of his career.
Guilford College junior Noah Ratner was named the ODAC Golfer of the Year at an awards ceremony on Monday evening at the Bay Creek Resort and Club. The standout Quaker was joined by his coach, Corey Maggard, as the Jack Jensen Coach of the Year.
Randolph-Macon College's Kyle Fuller was tabbed ODAC Rookie of the Year. Roanoke College's Adam Skaff was selected as the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete, and fellow Maroon Brandon Ketron was recognized as the Ted Keller Sportsmanship Award recipient.
2012 ALL-ODAC GOLF TEAMS
ODAC Player of the Year: Noah Ratner, Guilford
Jack Jensen Coach of the Year: Corey Maggard, Guilford
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Kyle Fuller, Randolph-Macon
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Adam Skaff, Roanoke
Ted Keller Sportsmanship Award: Brandon Ketron, Roanoke
ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM
Travis Gahman, Sr., Bridgewater
John Phillips, Sr., Bridgewater
Noah Ratner, Jr., Guilford
Mitch Robinette, Fr., Guilford
Drew Thompson, Fr., Guilford
Ronnie Fultz, Sr., Hampden-Sydney
Rick O'Connell, So., Hampden-Sydney
Brandon Ketron, Sr., Roanoke
ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Tod Foshee, Jr., Bridgewater
Dusty Roberts, Sr., Guilford
Conrad Anguera, Sr., Lynchburg
Adam Skaff, Sr., Roanoke
Hunter Weaver, Jr., Randolph-Macon
Wilson Anthony, Sr., Washington and Lee
Drew Arnold, Fr., Hampden-Sydney
Matt Lipscomb, Jr., Lynchburg
Kyle Fuller, Fr., Randolph-Macon
Adam Sauls, Sr., Virginia Wesleyan
Patrick Clossin, Fr., Washington and Lee