RICHMOND, Va. -- The Old Dominion men's golf team opened up its fall slate with an 11th-place finish at the Janney VCU Shootout at the Tuckahoe Creek Country Club in Richmond on Tuesday.
After a slow start in yesterday's opening round, the Monarchs were a combined 6-under par for the final two rounds. As a team, Old Dominion shot a 6-under in yesterday's second round, before finishing today with an even-par round for a final score of 10-over par.
Chad Hess (+2) posted the best finish for ODU, finishing in a tie for 28th after firing a 2-under round on Tuesday. Gustav Fransson (+5), in his collegiate debut, finished in a tie for 43rd, thanks in large part to a 4-under 68 final round. Fransson was also one of just 16 players in the tournament with an eagle, sinking a hole-in-one on the par 3 eighth hole.
Michael Bakker (+6) and Calvin Greschner (+6) also registered top-50 finishes for the Monarchs, as the pair tied for 48th. Rounding out the ODU lineup, Nick Rencis (+8) tied for 52nd and Chandler Wilkins (+10) tied for 58th.
The Monarchs return to action Oct. 2-3 at the Firestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.
TEAM LEADERBOARD 1. West Virginia (-22) 2. Virginia Tech (-14) 3. Maryland (-13) 4. Coastal Carolina (-9) 5. Charlotte (-7) 6. Radford (-6) 7. Rutgers (-4) 8. VCU (+1) 9. James Madison (+3) 10. George Washington (+8) 11. Old Dominion (+10) 12. Richmond (+20)
ODU PLAYER LEADERBOARD T28. Chad Hess (+2) T43. Gustav Fransson (+5) T48. Michael Bakker (+6) T48. Calvin Greschner (+6) T52. Nick Rencis (+8) T58. Chandler Wilkins (+10)