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Nelson Earns All-ODAC Honors

Alex Nelson watching drive
Alex Nelson (photo by Keith Lucas)

FOREST, Va. - Junior Alex Nelson (Weems, Va./Lancaster) was voted All-ODAC Third Team, as the conference office released its men's golf post-season awards.

Nelson was 12th in the ODAC in scoring average at 75.4 for 17 rounds in the regular season. He had a pair of par-or-below rounds, including a low round of 2-under 68 to finish third at the Green Turtle Invitational at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal, Va. in September. In eight events this season, Nelson had three Top 5 finishes and four Top 10 finishes.

In the recently-completed ODAC Championship, Nelson tied for 13th out of 60 individuals at 228 (74-78-76). He helped the Yellow Jackets finish fourth out of 12 teams.

2019 All-ODAC Men's Golf Awards

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM

John Hatcher Ferguson, Fr., Hampden-Sydney

Josh Hill, Sr., Guilford

James Mishoe, Jr., Guilford College

Brian Peccie, Jr., Washington and Lee

Robert Quinilty, Jr., Washington and Lee

Bruce Shober, Jr., Hampden-Sydney

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM

Adam Hade, Jr., Hampden-Sydney

Lance Keiser, Jr., Ferrum

Jack Lee, So., Guilford

Allen Smith, So., Hampden-Sydney

Branson Terrell, Sr., Lynchburg

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM

Keith Cooper, Sr., Virginia Wesleyan

Kell Graham, Jr., Guilford

Louis Lambert, So., Guilford

Alex Nelson, Jr., Randolph-Macon

Sean Puleo, Jr., Washington and Lee

ODAC Golfer of the Year: James Mishoe | Jr. | Guilford

Jack Jensen Coach of the Year: Chad Eisele | Hampden-Sydney

ODAC Rookie of the Year: John Hatcher Ferguson | Fy. | Hampden-Sydney

Ted Keller Sportsman of the Year: Branson Terrell | Sr. | Lynchburg

ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete: Brian Peccie | Jr. | Washington and Lee