Monarchs Open NCAA Play Thursday

May 15, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 15, 2007

NORFOLK, VA-- The Colonial Athletic Association Champion Old Dominion Monarchs open play at the NCAA East Regional Thursday in Alpharetta, GA at the Lakeside course of the Golf Club of Georgia.

ODU is the 18th seed. This is ODU's second trip to the NCAA's, the Monarchs placed 15th in 2003.

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The top ten teams and two individuals will advance from each of the three regional sits to the National Championships to be hosted by Virginia Commonwealth, May 30-June 2 at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, VA.

CAA Coach of the Year Murray Rudisill's Monarchs are led by CAA Rookie of the Year, freshman Eric Onesi (Bear, DE.) with a 72.3 stroke average; CAA Tournament champion, freshman John Murphy (WIlton, CT.) with a 72.6 stroke average; first team All-CAA selection Stan Guerrero (Mexico) with a 72.5 stroke average; Sophomore Matthew Watson (Chesapeake, VA.) with a 73.9 average; freshman Matthew Rendell (Reading, England) with a 73.5 average, along with Brandon Detwiler (Akron, PA.),74.3, and Jeff Long (Centreville, VA.), 72.7.

Onesi finished second at the CAA Championships, while Murphy was named CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Watson placed ninth at the CAA's and Guerrero was sixth. During the season, ODU finished fifth or better in eight tournaments and had top ten finishes in all 11. ODU won the William and Mary Joe Agee tournament and the CAA title.

The University of Georgia is the top seed in this event, while host Georgia Tech is the fifth seed and Virginia Tech is the 16th seed.