Men’s Golf Places Seventh in Gatorade Collegiate Tournament

Photo by Jeff Mills
Photo by Jeff Mills

LAWRENCE, Ohio – The Capital University men's golf team closed up its two-day stay at the Gatorade Collegiate Tournament, which was hosted by The College of Wooster. Capital sat in second following day-one action, but dropped to seventh to finish the tournament.

The invitational was held at the Zoar Village Golf Course, a 6,730-yard, par-72 course in Lawrence, Ohio.

Capital got off to a great start, shooting a team score of 297 through 18 holes to take a share of second place. Junior Phillip Martin (Akron, Ohio) was Capital's low scorer on both days, shooting a 72 and 74 for a two-day scorecard of 146, He placed inside the top-10 in the tournament's overall individual standings with a two-over par.

While Capital's scoring four still shot a respectable 303 on the second day, seven other teams in the field bettered the Crusaders. Denison University made a 19-stroke improvement from Saturday to Sunday, leaping into runner-up placement. Top team finisher Allegheny College (576) and third-place University of Mount Union (594) equaled their day one scores of 288 and 297, respectively.

Freshman Logan Holbrook (Logan, Ohio) debuted well, just missing out on the top-10 with a 13th-place finish behind a 73-75-148 score.

Senior Daniel Shafer (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard, Davidson) carded a 74-77-151 to finish seven-over par and in a share of 21st place.

Junior Jeff Czerniakowski (Sylvania, Ohio) and freshman Noah Iovino (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) rounded out Capital's lineup with a 156 (78-78) and 157 (80-77), respectively.

Capital will turn around and hit the links at the Jefferson Country Club (Blacklick, Ohio) at the Ohio Dominican University Fall Classic this Tuesday, Sept. 8.