FOREST, VA-Sophomore Rick O'Connell (Goochland, VA/Goochland) was named the ODAC Golfer of the Week after coming in third in the Shenandoah Invitational and winning the Tom Kinder Memorial.
The sophomore was the top ODAC finisher in each of the first two events of the 2011 fall season. He began the campaign with a third place individual finish in the Shenandoah Invitational via rounds of 75 and 71 at the Winchester Country Club. His two-over par performance helped guide the Tigers to a second place team finish. In the Tom Kinder Memorial, O'Connell won medalist honors as he shot two rounds of 70 and 68 to finish six-under par, helping the Tigers place third as a team. O'Connell's 138 at the Lakeview Golf Course was two shots better than the second place finisher. His second round 68 marked the lowest individual round of the tournament.
In the first round of the Hampden-Sydney Invitational, O'Connell sits in first place with a 68.