By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Top 10 Moments of 2017-18 has begun for Capital University Athletics. Over the next four weeks, we will unveil the moments and accomplishments that made the last athletic year memorable for those competing or those following along. Join us as we traverse through the top moments of last year and feel free to weigh in on how you think they stack up to your own top 10 list.
#9: Cap Women's Golf Smashes Records at 2018 OAC Championship and Katie Lease Earns All-OAC
The countdown rolls on and into the cup on Hole 9. Over the course of three days at the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Championship from April 20-22, Capital Women's Golf set a program record and one of its golfers accomplished something that only one other person in program history had done before.
As team, the Crusaders set a new program record for the single-round low score on the second day of the OAC Championship with a score of 329, breaking the previous record by 10 strokes. Madison Harsh (80), Katie Lease (82), Sydney Kelly (82) and Janie Moller (85) combined to post a 23-stroke improvement over the team's first-day total. Both Harsh and Lease were seven shots better than they were their first day on the course and Harsh tied the third-lowest 18-hole score in Capital history.
Speaking of history, Katie Lease made some of her own over the three days at the River Greens Golf Course as she became just the second Crusader in program history to finish inside the top-10 and be named All-OAC at the OAC Championship four times. The Hilliard, Ohio native started her tournament with an 89 but rebounded to post back-to-back rounds of 82 for a total of 253, the best Capital score by five strokes.
Lease's performance earned her a share of ninth overall. Fitting, right?
Honorable mention: Logan Holbrook wins the Raiders Fall Invitational
On Oct. 16, 2017, junior Logan Holbrook mounted an incredible day two turnaround to claim victory at the University of Mount Union's Raiders Fall Invitational. Holbrook began his tournament with a team-best 80 and things only got better from there. On the second day of the tournament, Holbrook posted an 11-stroke improvement and jumped from 15th place to first overall. The 69 on his scorecard tied the Capital program mark for second-lowest 18-hole score. That score was also the best on the course by four strokes. Holbrook's run not only netted him the victory but he was named OAC Male Golfer of the Week for the fifth time in his career and helped Capital finish third at the tournament.
Relive the Top 10 Moments
Moment #10 - Graeme Green Wins Ten Straight Singles Bouts to Begin Career -- link
Moment #9 - Cap Women's Golf Smashes Records at 2018 OAC Championship and Katie Lease Earns All-OAC -- link
Moment #8 - Friday, July 6
Moment #7 - Monday, July 9
Moment #6 - Wednesday, July 11
Moment #5 - Friday, July 13
Moment #4 - Monday, July 16
Moment #3 - Wednesday, July 18
Moment #2 - Friday, July 20
Moment #1 - Monday, July 23
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