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Date: March 11, 2005
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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Generals Coming Off Fine Fall Season

W&L won the Virginia Division III Championship during the fall

SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its preseason coaches poll for golf on Friday morning, with Washington and Lee picked to finish second in the conference.

The Generals trailed only Guilford College, who received seven first place votes and 63 points. W&L garnered 52 points and is followed by Randolph-Macon (46), Bridgewater (41), Hampden-Sydney (38), Virginia Wesleyan (26), Roanoke (22), Lynchburg (20) and Emory & Henry (7).

Washington and Lee completed the fall season with a 305.2 team stroke average over 10 rounds. The Generals won the Virginia Division III Championship and also claimed the McDaniel Ocean City Classic.

Individually, sophomore Ted Williams (Vero Beach, Fla./St. Edwards School) was the Virginia Division III Champion, while freshman Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) led the team with a 74.4 stroke average over 10 rounds. Williams averaged 76.0 strokes per 18 holes.

Washington and Lee opens the spring season on Monday as it travels to the two-day Lenoir Rhyne Invitational.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676