Golfers Wrap Up At ODAC Championships

Senior Josh Alderfer led EMU all three days in his final tournament. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Senior Josh Alderfer led EMU all three days in his final tournament. (photo by Scott Eyre)

EMU's golf men wrapped up the 2016-17 season at the ODAC Championships on Tuesday. Playing under tough conditions on the Stoney Creek Golf Course at the Wintergreen Resort, the Royals finished 11th as a team.

The men enjoyed great conditions during the practice round on Saturday. However, with rain falling on and off over all three days of the actual tournament, the course proved treacherous by Tuesday's final round, where many golfers had their highest-scoring round.

Senior Josh Alderfer (Faber, Va./Nelson County) shot a 76 on each of the first two days to sit in eighth place before he succumbed to Tuesday's conditions. A round of 84 knocked him down to 20th with a final score of 236 (+20).

Lucas Miller (San Antonio, Texas/Brandeis) had two solid rounds before also sliding on the final day, coming in at 268 (+52). Austin Sachs (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern York) seemed least affected by the weather, scoring his second-best round on Tuesday, to card a total score of 274 (+58). Like Sachs, all three of the rounds for senior Travis Dull (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) were within three strokes of each other for a finish at 296 (+80).

EMU was 11th at the tournament with a team score of 1074.

No. 2 golfer Andrew Alderfer (Faber, Va./Nelson County) missed the entire spring semester studying off campus on a cross-cultural program.

Guilford's Josh Hill beat teammate Kell Graham in a playoff to win individual honors. Both men shot a 218 (+2) for the tournament. The Quakers ran away with the team title at 889, ahead of Washington and Lee at 913.