Weather Shortens Cap’s Appearance at Nye Intercollegiate Classic

Pictured: Ryan Czerniakowski (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)
Pictured: Ryan Czerniakowski (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)

WOOSTER, Ohio – Capital University Men's Golf had its time at the Nye Intercollegiate Classic come to an abrupt halt on Sunday morning after inclement weather canceled the second round of the two-day tournament. The Crusaders finished sixth out of 10 teams but were just four shots out of a top-three placement heading into Sunday.

With the weather first delaying then canceling Sunday's second round, Saturday's numbers stood as final and placed Capital sixth overall behind a 312 team score. The Crusaders were just two shots off the mark from the University of Mount Union and Baldwin Wallace University, which shared fourth place (310), and just four off the pace of third place John Carroll University.

Capital's top three finishers were only separated by two strokes. Playing out of the number four spot in the Capital lineup, sophomore Ryan Czerniakowski (Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Northview) rounded out the field's top 10 with his team-leading 76 on Saturday afternoon.

Junior Noah Iovino (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) came in just behind his teammate with a 77 in round one, and Cap's Logan Holbrook (Logan, Ohio/Logan) came in one shot back of Iovino. Iovino took a share of 15th among the field, while the senior Holbrook took a share of 18th overall.

Sophomore Nick Brunsman was Cap's final scorer with an 81, while senior Justin Dearth (89) rounded out Capital's lineup.

Mount St. Joseph University (300) claimed the team title. The Lions' Mikel Merker shared top medalist honors with host College of Wooster's Jimmy Hinton, each posting 72s.

Capital now readies itself for the upcoming 2018 Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship, which will be held April 27-29 at River Greens Golf Club in West Lafayette, Ohio.