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Men's Golf Finishes Fourth, Gunther Ties for Ninth at Irish Creek Collegiate


KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Old Dominion men's golf rounded out the regular season with its third-straight Top Five finish on Tuesday as the Monarchs placed fourth at App State's Irish Creek Collegiate. The Mountaineers hosted the two-day tournament at The Club at Irish Creek.

ODU led the field in the opening round with a two-under par 280 on Monday morning, then slipped to fourth place with a second round of 283 in the afternoon. The Monarchs then combined for a final round of 288 to end up at nine-over with an 849. Jacksonville State won the team title with a three-under total of 837 while Radford and Western Kentucky tied for second with a pair of 838s.

On the individual side, there was a three-way playoff between Cal Baptist's Fred Tindale, Longwood's Justin Larue and Radford's Bryce Corbett after the three all ended up with two-under 208s. Tindale converted a six-foot putt for par on the par-3 18th hole to win the fourth playoff while Larue made three pars and a bogey. Corbett made par in the first two playoff rounds but missed his putt the third time around.

"The guys played well and were in contention again. I'm proud of their hard work and I'm especially proud of Jacob Gunther for his Top 10 finish. We've got some things to work on and we'll be ready for conference," said ODU Associate Head Coach Barry Marple.

Gunther went two under with a 68 for his first trip around the course and followed with a one-over 71 to sit tied for fifth at the end of the first day. The Stockholm, Sweden native then shot another 71 on Tuesday to tie for ninth with an even 210. Jakob Chicoyne also opened the Collegiate with a 68 and added rounds of 73 and 71 to tie for 13th at 212 (+2). Kaijun Ma hit a couple of 70s and then a 74 to end up tied for 19th at 214 (+4), and Jakob Henriksson was one stroke back of Ma and tied for 23rd at 215 (+5) after rounds of 72, 70 and 73. Philip Minnehan went 11-over with a 54-hole total of 221 to tie for 50th and Cullen Campbell turned in a 227 to tie for 77th.

Gunther tied for third in par-4 scoring with an average of 3.94 and also tied with Chicoyne for the team lead in birdies made with 10. Henriksson made the most putts for par with 38.

The 2024 Sun Belt Championship will be held on April 22-25 at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Mississippi.

Team Results
1. Jacksonville State (285-273-279 – 837) -3
T2. Radford (283-274-281 – 838) -2
T2. Western Kentucky (280-279-279 – 838) -2
4. Old Dominion (278-283-288 – 849) +9
T5. App State A Team (285-291-282 – 858) +18
T5. George Washington (285-286-287 – 858) +18
T5. Cal Baptist (284-285-289 – 858) +18
T8. Queens Univ. of Charlotte (292-278-292 – 862) +22
T8. Morehead State (294-283-285 – 862) +22
10. Francis Marion (291-288-289 – 868) +28
T11. Longwood (288-290-291 – 869) +29
T11. Lehigh (295-286-288 – 869) +29
13. William & Mary (289-290-291 – 870) +30
14. App State B Team (296-298-307 – 901) +61
15. North Carolina A&T (302-299-306 – 907) +67

ODU Lineup
T9. Jacob Gunther (68-71-71 – 210) E
T13. Jakob Chicoyne (68-73-71 – 212) +2
T19. Kaijun Ma (70-70-74 – 214) +4
T23. Jakob Henriksson (72-70-73 – 215) +5
T50. Philip Minnehan (76-72-73 – 221) +11
T77. Cullen Campbell (73-81-73 – 227)+17