Crusaders Close Out OAC Fall Classic

Daniel Shafer takes a swing at the Capital Fall Classic on Sept. 27, 2013, at Royal American Links in Galena, Ohio. (Jeff Mills photo)
Daniel Shafer takes a swing at the Capital Fall Classic on Sept. 27, 2013, at Royal American Links in Galena, Ohio. (Jeff Mills photo)
ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Capital University men's golf team wrapped up its two-day stay at the Alliance Country Club in Alliance, Ohio with a seventh-place finish at the Ohio Athletic Conference Fall Classic. Daniel Shafer and Jeff Czerniakowski ended the tournament with identical scores to lead the Crusaders and place inside the top 20 finishers.


Capital ended the first day in fifth place after Czerniakowski paced the Crusaders with a first-round 75. However, a few scores throughout the lineup fell on the second day of the tournament leading to Capital (634) falling into seventh place out of the nine-team field.

Shafer, a junior from Hilliard, Ohio, put forth a consistent effort with a tournament scoring line of 79-78-157. He and Czerniakowski finished with identical 157 scorecards at the end of 36 holes, good for a share of 19th place.

Mitchell Cook (88-81-169) posted the greatest improvement, picking up seven strokes between rounds.

After each finished the first round with an 81, Parker McComb and Ryan Kimmerling went in different directions on the second day. McComb posted the best round-two score with a 77 while Kimmerling lost five strokes.

Otterbein University and the University of Mount Union were in a dead heat coming down the back-nine to close out the tournament. After the Raiders held an eight-stroke advantage after the first day, Otterbein charged back and shot sub-300 and edged out the hosts by a single stroke to claim the tournament win with a 611.

The College of Wooster was extended an invitation to play in the OAC Classic and finished third overall (621), nine strokes behind Mount Union. John Carroll University (623), Ohio Northern University (624) and Muskingum (633) finished fourth through sixth.

Capital will take the next two weeks off to prepare for the Ohio Northern Fall Invitational at the Colonial Golf Course in Harrod, Ohio.