SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The Capital University men's golf team competed in the Rosencrans-Maurer Invitational at the Springfield Country Club on Monday. The Crusaders, paced by Jeff Czerniakowski, placed eighth out of nine teams in the 36-hole event.
Czerniakowski (Sylvania, Ohio/Northview) put forth a consistent effort with an eight-over par 79 in his first round of play and then followed that up with an 81 his second time through. Combined, the sophomore turned in a team-best 160, good for a shared of 40th place overall.
Daniel Shafer (Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson) and Ryan Kimmerling (Nobelsville, Ind.) closed out the day with identical 167 scorecards, though they took a slightly different path to get there. Kimmerling had two near identical rounds, posting an 84 and 83 through 36 holes. Shafer fared better on his second run through the course, showing nine shots better than his first-round 88.
Jadee Davis (Ashville, Ohio/Teays Valley) had a significant improvement between rounds one and two. Of the five Crusaders participating, Davis shot the second-lowest round of the group with an 80 in his second round.
Capital placed eighth as a team after closing out the day with a 662 combined score. The host, No. 6 Wittenberg University, boasted the individual winner and the team victory. Alex Andrews finished three-under par (72-69-141) to lead the Tigers (590) on the day. Spalding University came in 11 shots back for second place while Ohio Northern University placed third.
Capital's next competition will be at the Alliance Country Club for the Ohio Athletic Conference Fall Classic, hosted by the University of Mount Union. The tournament will be a two-day event on Sunday, Sept. 14 and Monday, Sept. 15.