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No. 14 Hampden-Sydney Golf Stands Fourth After Day One At 2019 ODAC Championship In North Carolina

John Hatcher Ferguson
John Hatcher Ferguson

BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. -- Hampden-Sydney College posted a first-round team score of 306 on Sunday to stand fourth among 12 teams at the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship at the Bryan Park Champions Course in Browns Summit, North Carolina.  Freshman John Hatcher Ferguson/Rocky Mount is leading the Tigers with his day one score of even-par 72, tied for third among 60 golfers at the par 72, 6,895-yard layout.

Ferguson played the first nine holes in four-under 32, and birdied the 10th hole to go five-under for a three-shot lead, before some trouble over the final eight holes of the opening round.  He is being followed by junior Adam Hade/Richmond at 77 (t14), classmate Bruce Shober/Appomattox at 78 (t21), sophomore Allen Smith/Durham, N.C. at 79 (t25) and freshman Hunter Martin/Gloucester at 80 (t28).

Nationally-ranked No. 6 Guilford is leading the championship with its 292, followed by No. 10 Washington and Lee (301) and Randolph-Macon (301), the No. 14 Tigers (306) and Bridgewater (315) among the top five teams.  NCAA Division III's top-ranked James Mishoe of Guilford is the individual leader at two-under 70 through 18 holes.

The Tigers finished day one second in par 4 scoring (4.32, +16), tied for second in par 3 scoring (3.25, +5) and fifth in par 5 scoring (5.25, +5).  H-SC is fourth in both pars (41) and birdies (13). Ferguson is tied for second in par 3 scoring (2.75, -1) and birdies (5), while tied for third in par 4 scoring (4.10, +1).  Hade is tied for third in par 5 scoring (4.50, -2).  Smith is tied for seventh in par 3 scoring (3.00, E).  Shober and Martin are each tied for seventh in par 4 scoring (4.30, +3), and Martin is tied for seventh in birdies (3).  Shober and Hade are each tied for eighth in pars (10).

H-SC remains 14th in the latest Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll and the Golfstat Division III Top 25, while also remaining sixth in the Southeast Region.  

The Tigers will continue their competition in the three-day, 54-hole tournament on Monday and Tuesday in North Carolina.

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