Conference USA

Men's Golf Places Fourth in Season Opener

September 10, 2019
By ODU Athletics

PAWLEY’S ISLAND, S.C. – In the field of 82 golfers, senior Chris Ayers finished tied for fourth place to lead the Old Dominion men’s golf team to a fourth-place tie at the Golfweek Program Championship, hosted by the Caledonia Golf & Fish Club on Tuesday afternoon.

Ayers shot a 69 on the par-70 course in the first round on Monday morning, and followed it up with a 66 in the afternoon session, placing him at 5-under after the first two rounds on Monday. In the finale, the senior kept the momentum going, posting a 67, bringing his total to 8-under par. 

Teammate Carter Morgan also put in a top-20 effort, shooting an even par in the three rounds, including an opening-round 66, to place 17th.

Junior Gustav Fransson finished in a tie for 27thwith a 4-over par, while senior Chandler Wilkins placed in a tie for 46thwith an 8-over par. Freshman Filip Wetterqvist began his collegiate golf career with a 10-over par, good for a tie for 54thplace. 

Overall, Old Dominion’s 1-over par tied them for fourth with USC Upstate. Jacksonville (-12), Jacksonville State (-9) and Florida Atlantic (-8) finished first, second and third, respectively. 

UNCW’s A. Segundo Oliva Pinto finished atop of the individual leaderboard with an 18-under par, four strokes lower than the second-place finisher.

ODU PLAYER LEADERBOARD
T4.  Chris Ayers (-8)
17. Carter Morgan (E)
T27. Gustav Fransson (+4)
T46. Chandler Wilkins (+8)
T54. Filip Wetterqvist (+10)

TEAM LEADERBOARD
*1. Jacksonville (-12)
*2. Jacksonville State (-9)
*3. Florida Atlantic (-7)
T4. Old Dominion (+1)
T4. USC Upstate (+1)
T6. UNC Wilmington (+8)
T6. Elon ( +8)
T8. George Mason (+15)
T8. Stephen F. Austin State(+15)
10. Gardner Webb (+16)
11. Delaware (+17)
12. Purdue Fort Wayne (+18)
13. Florida Gulf Coast (+30)
T14. Stetson (+36)
T14. Presbyterian (+36)

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