By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio – The Capital University men's golf team turned in the second-lowest score on Sunday's final round, helping the Crusaders jump forward two spots at the 2018 Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship. Capital finished fifth out of nine teams and two Crusaders earned all-conference accolades following the conclusion of this weekend's championship.
Junior Logan Holbrook (Logan, Ohio/ Logan) continued a weekend's worth of strong performances by remaining inside the top-10 and locked up a seventh-place position on the overall individual leaderboard and his second All-OAC honor. After 36 holes on Saturday in which he registered 78 in each round, Holbrook returned to the links and shot a 76 on his final 18. After four rounds in the books, Holbrook ended his stay with a 304 total (72-78-78-76), 12-over par.
Holbrook was not the only Crusader to earned all-conference laurels. Junior Noah Iovino (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) earned his first All-OAC nod after finishing the tournament with a share of 12th place. He found himself seven strokes back of his teammate after his third round with a sub-80 score. He came back on Sunday with a fourth-round 78 to total 311 over the tournament.
Capital's scorecard was filled out by sophomore Ryan Czerniakowski's 18th-place finish (77-81-79-76-313) and senior Justin Dearth's 27th-place finish. Both equaled Holbrook's 76 on Sunday to share the team's top scores for the day. Due to that, Capital was able to equal their single-round best for the weekend (306), in turn leading to its leap to fifth.
Sophomore Nick Brunsman rounded out the Capital lineup with a 90 on day four to finish with a tournament total of 336.
Otterbein University (1,199) won its ninth consecutive OAC Championship after beating out second-place John Carroll University (1,227) by 28 shots. Heidelberg was the only team to shoot better than Capital on Sunday and nearly caught up with JCU but fell two shots short and settled for third. Capital (1,243) finished six shots back of fourth-place Ohio Northern University and held off Baldwin Wallace University by five strokes.
The University of Mount Union (1,249), Muskingum University (1,290) and Marietta College (1,302) comprised the remainder of the championship's team leaderboard.