BLACKLICK, Ohio – Wet and windy conditions altered the length of Tuesday's first meet of the season for the Capital University men's golf team. Despite the conditions at the Jefferson Country Club, Jeff Czerniakowski completed the day with a top-10 finish while the Crusaders tied for fifth in the team standings.
The round was shortened to just 18 holes due to rain that had been coming down consistently all morning.
Steady play by Czerniakowski (Sylvania, Ohio/Northview) led to him turning in a 76 scorecard for the day. The sophomore paced the course well and recorded 13 pared holes, good for a share of third-most among the field. He fared best on par-3 and par-5 holes, finishing even on the day on those holes.
Czerniakowski finished in a tie for 10th place overall and was the top finisher for Capital.
The Crusaders had a pair of players finish inside the top-25 of the field of 53 competing in team play. Daniel Shafer (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) and Parker McComb (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln) each tallied an 80 on the day, good for a share of 25th place.
Jadee Davis (Ashville, Ohio/Teays Valley) rounded out Capital's card with an 88, driving the team score to a 324 on the day. That number placed them in a tie with Cincinnati State University for fifth.
Indianapolis University came out the victor with a team score of 293. Their top two finishers also were carded the best individual scores on the day with a pair of 70s. Host Ohio Dominican University came in second (306) while Columbus State Community College came in third (312) and the University of Findlay in fourth (315).
Capital will get back at it on Sept. 8 at the Rosencran-Maurer Invitational, hosted by Wittenberg University at Springfield Country Club.