FOREST, Va. – With the start of the spring 2017 intercollegiate golf season right around the corner, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced the men's golf preseason coaches' poll. A vote of the league's 11 head coaches comprised the survey and sees Emory & Henry College set to finish ninth in its return to the links for the first time since 2008.
Guilford College is tabbed to win the league title with seven of the 11 first-place votes. Washington and Lee University is second with the final four top nods. Hampden-Sydney College is third in the poll while Virginia Wesleyan College and Bridgewater College round out the top five.
Emory & Henry will begin the spring portion of its season on Saturday, March 4 with a match-play event against Bluefield College and Bluefield State College. The event will take place at Glenrochie Country Club in Abingdon.
The 2017 ODAC Championships will be played over a three-day period between Sunday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 25. The tournament will take place at the Wintergreen Resort's Stoney Creek Golf Course.
For more information about ODAC Men's Golf and to learn about each of the league's 11 teams, click HERE.
2017 ODAC MEN'S GOLF
|(#) Denotes First Place Votes|
|1. Guilford (7)||95 pts.|
|2. Washington and Lee (4)||93 pts.|
|4. Virginia Wesleyan
|9. Emory & Henry
|11. Eastern Mennonite