Capital Returns to Action at ODU Kickoff After Short Break

Photo Credit: Joe Maiorana
Photo Credit: Joe Maiorana

BLACKLICK, Ohio – Just two days after closing up shop on their season-opening tournament, the Capital University men's golf team began a 36-hole adventure at the Jefferson Country Club in Blacklick, Ohio. Capital placed seventh out of 12 teams that competed on Tuesday afternoon, led once again by Logan Holbook.

The Purple and White squeezed in 36 holes on the par-72, 6,922-yard course and fared better on the team's second set of 18 holes. Senior Mitchell Cook (Bucyrus, Ohio) was Capital's early leader in the Crusaders' first round, but sophomore Logan Holbrook started gaining ground on his teammate as the day passed.  One stroke separated the two at the end of the first round, with Holbrook overtaking the team lead with a 75 to Cook's 76.

Holbrook was a mere five strokes back from the day's leader, Graham McAree of the University of Indianapolis, heading into the second round. However, McAree continued his dominant run through the course while both Holbrook and Cook fell back one and two strokes in their second passes, respectively.

Holbrook finished just outside the top-10 in a field of 98 after posting a 36-hole total of 151 (75-76). Cook finished tied for 22nd with a 76-78-154 scorecard.

Senior Jeff Czerniakowski (Sylvania, Ohio) posted the biggest turnaround for Capital, turning a first round 83 into a second round 72. That 72 was the best single-round score for the Crusaders in Tuesday's invitational.

Noah Iovino (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) rounded out Capital's team scorecard (81-82-163), placing 64th overall.

McAree served as the top individual medalist (70-69-139), leading Indy to the team title.

Capital (623) was two strokes back of sixth place Ohio Northern University and finished five ahead of host Ohio Dominican University.

Capital's next action will come Sept. 18-19 at Mohawk Country Club (Tiffin, Ohio) at the OAC Fall Classic.