Crusaders Finish Fourth at Fall Classic

Crusaders Finish Fourth at Fall Classic

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GALENA, Ohio – The Capital University men's golf team finished fourth at its home invitational, held at the Royal American Links golf course on Friday. Parker McComb placed inside the top 10 of the five-team, 35-man field.

Friday's event was originally scheduled for 36 holes but due to fog that rolled through the area conditions were not playable and tee times were pushed back one hour. Because of the delay, the tournament was shortened to 27 holes.

McComb and Jeff Czerniakowski shot identical 76 scores through the first round, both good to be within the top one-third of the field. Ryan Kimmerling found himself just two strokes behind his teammates before entering the final nine holes of the event.

All five Crusaders in the lineup for the day shot better than the pace set in their previous 18 holes to close out the day. All competitors played on the back nine of Royal American Links, and McComb turned in the third-lowest nine-hole score to finish his day.

With his 36, nine-hole score McComb finished the tournament with a 112, good for a share of ninth place overall.

Czerniakowski finished just one stroke back (76-37-113) to place 12th overall.

Kimmerling kept pace and finished in a tie for 20th place behind a 116 total score (78-38).

Mitchell Cook also scored for Capital, shooting an 83 in the first round and coupled that with a 36 in the shortened second round (119).

Otterbein University's David Monaco took the individual title (72-33-105) after overcoming Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Zack Forker (70-39-109) in the second round. Forker held a two-stroke lead but faltered over the final nine holes to drop back into third place.

Mount Vernon Nazarene overcame its own deficit to take the team tournament title. They trailed Otterbein by two strokes heading into the backstretch but behind strong turnouts from Charlie Phillips (75-33-108), who placed second, and Tyler Alexander (75-34-109), they leapfrogged the Cardinals for first place.

This concludes the fall season for Capital and they will wait for the weather to break for their spring schedule to commence.