ODAC Golf Championships end with Tigers finishing fifth

Published 2:06 am Wednesday, April 26, 2023

It came down to the final day, but Hampden-Sydney College finished fifth among 11 teams Tuesday at the 2023 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men’s Golf Championships. The Tigers posted a three day, 54-hole team score of 297-302-307-906 at the event, held at the Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Senior Alex Rubino led the defending tournament champion Tigers with his 72-73-79–224 to finish in a tie for 14th among the 60 golfers on the par 72, 6,928-yard layout. Alex posted one birdie and 10 pars during his final round, followed by sophomores Rece Lott (75-79-71–225, T-17th), Alex’s younger brother Nick Rubino (75-74-79–228, 24th), John Hutcheson (75-80-78–233, T-31st) and Josh Newman (77-76-80–233, T-31st). 

Lott had five birdies and nine pars during round three. Nick Rubino had one birdie and 10 pars. Hutcheson had one birdie and 11 pars. Newman had 11 pars.

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The two Rubino brothers tied for sixth among the tournament field in par 3 scoring (3.08, +1) and tied for seventh in pars (34). Lott also tied for sixth in par 3 scoring (3.08, +1), tied for sixth in birdies (10), as well, and was 15th in par 4 scoring (4.20, +6). Newman tied for sixth in par 5 scoring (4.75, -3). Hutcheson tied for 12th in par 5 scoring (4.83, -2).

No. 5 Guilford (NC) College won the event with its 284-293-291–868, while Sam Davidson of the Quakers took individual medalist honors at 11-under par 67-69-69–205.

With the end of the ODAC golf event, Hampden-Sydney ends the 2022-23 season. The Tigers could return as many as 17 lettermen for next year.