Roanoke in second after first round
Ketron's team-low 74 leads Maroons at ODAC Championships
CAPE CHARLES, Va. -- Roanoke shot a combined score of 310 after first round of play in the 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships on Monday afternoon at Bay Creek Resort. This marks the fifth consecutive year the championship has been contested on the 6,987-yard Palmer Course.
Inclement weather throughout the state this past weekend caused the ODAC Golf Championship to be cancelled on Sunday. Rain in the area forced the postponement of the first round and shortening of the tournament to 36 holes. Play resumed on Monday with a full round of 18 holes.
The Maroons are in second place after the opening round -- only behind second-ranked Guilford who shot a 296 as a team. The Quakers, who are the defending ODAC champions, have won four tournament titles this season heading into the post-season.
Roanoke's scored better than No. 28 Bridgewater and No. 24 Hampden-Sydney, which posted scores of 313 (3rd) and 319 (7th), respectively. The Eagles, who were the 2010 ODAC champions, shot 16-strokes above their average of 303, which is second-best in the ODAC.
Brandon Ketron led Roanoke with a team-low 74, placing him in a tie for fourth after the first round of the tournament. Ketron has enjoyed a solid senior campaign, with a pair of top-five showings in the fall and a top-10 finish in the Roanoke Invitational leading up to this weekend.
Patrick Guzi, who was second among Roanoke golfers in last weekend's host invitational, followed Ketron's lead by carding a 77. His first-round score was tied for the 10th best individual mark. Will Retain posted a 78 (13th) while Adam Skaff and Cam McLaughlin rounded out the top-five with an 81 and 84, respectively.