Men’s Golf Lands Fourth-Place Finish at OAC Fall Classic

Pictured: Logan Holbrook (credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)
Pictured: Logan Holbrook (credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

HINCKLEY, Ohio – In an important fall tournament that serves as the first half of the OAC Regular Season Championship, Capital University Men's Golf finished its two-day stay at Pine Hills Golf Club in fourth place. While Capital remained consistent over 36 holes, they fell two spots following day two as the rest of the field improved made moves up the leaderboard.

Day one of the tournament featured two Capital golfers who placed inside the top five in the individual standings. Senior Justin Dearth (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) posted a solid start and led Cap on day one with a one-over par 73, granting him a share of third place. Junior Logan Holbrook (Logan, Ohio/Logan) followed closely behind to end round one in a tie for fifth, however the two would take different directions in round two.

While Dearth dropped back three strokes on Monday afternoon, Holbrook improved his score by four strokes. Holbrook elevated into second place overall after shooting a two-under par 70 to finish the tournament with a 144. His score on round two matched his career 18-hole low, which is also the sixth-lowest single-round score in recorded program history.

Dearth still earned a respectable eighth-place finish, sharing that spot with two others.

The backend of the Capital lineup featured freshman Ryan Czerniakowski (Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania), Nick Brunsman (Independence, Ohio/Independence) and Noah Iovino (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome).

Czerniakowski shot a 76-78-154 to round out the tournament's top-20 list. Brunsman donated his score from round one (80) while Iovino's improvement (84-81-165) from Sunday to Monday helped Cap submit a 305 team score on day two.

Otterbein University took the win (289-298-587) and housed the tournament's top medalist, Austin Wells (67-73-140). Holbrook finished just four strokes off Wells' pace. Cap finished just three shots back of third place Baldwin Wallace University (605) and held off Heidelberg University (613) for fourth place.

These scores will feed into the OAC Spring Classic and after that tournament the OAC Regular Season Champion will be crowned.

Capital's next action will come at the Clarke Fall Classic, held at Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena, Ill.