WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio – Despite soggy conditions and a mid-day delay, Capital University Men's Golf maintained it sixth-place standing after the completion of day two of the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships. Capital was one of two teams in the top six of the team standings to improve their day-two score, which was in part to the big turnaround of Jeff Czerniakowski.
Senior Jeff Czerniakowski did an about-face between rounds one and two, turning in a scorecard seven strokes better than the previous day's. On Saturday, he posted a 74 despite nearly a four-hour delay in action. He also leaped from 33rd overall to a share for 26th in the individual standings.
Senior Mitchell Cook (Bucyrus, Ohio) was negatively impacted by the conditions and fell back from a share of 11th place to tying with Czerniakowski. Cook and Czerniakowski swapped scorecards, with Cook landing an 81 on day two.
Freshman Jake Barstow put forth the largest turnaround, improving his day-to-day score by eight strokes. He shot a 76 on Saturday afternoon, a vast improvement from his 84 on day one.
Capital picked up one stroke after all was said and done and now has a team score of 621 after 36 holes. They sit 15 strokes back of fifth-place John Carroll University. Only six strokes separate third-place Baldwin Wallace University and John Carroll. Regular season champion Otterbein University (585) has a 10-stroke lead over second place Ohio Northern University (595). Fourth-place University of Mount Union dropped back five strokes and one place in the team standings. Otterbein fell back 13 strokes, but their huge day-one lead help preserve a large gap from ONU.
Scott Schroeder of Baldwin Wallace shot a round-low 65, eight strokes better than his previous round score which allowed him to move up into first place.
The third and final round of the tournament will take place on Sunday from River Greens Golf Course.