By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
BLUFFTON, Ohio – Capital University senior Logan Holbrook had an incredible weekend with his performance at the Beaver Fall Classic in Bluffton, Ohio this past weekend. Not only did he help the Crusaders finish as tournament runners-up but he took top medalist honors and broke a school record for single-round low score, as well.
Logan Holbrook (Logan, Ohio/Logan) had a remarkable opening round of this weekend's tournament at the Bluffton Golf Club. On Saturday, the senior roared out to a commanding lead after shooting a tournament-low round of 67, 5-under par. That broke a school record for single-round low score previously held by Mitch Cook (68), set in 2016. He is now just the seventh Crusader to post a single round score under 70 in recorded program history and is the only to record a 67.
Junior Chris Dearth (Dublin, Ohio) and senior Noah Iovino (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) had matching scores of 79 after Saturday's action, and when sophomore Ryan Wright (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy) had his 76 factored in, Capital exited day one of the tournament in first place by three strokes.
Though Holbrook's first round was not replicated, Dearth saw a five-stroke improvement and junior Ryan Czerniakowski (Sylvania, Ohio/Northview) was able to contribute to the team score after posting a four-stroke turnaround. Dearth served as the team-low total on day two with a 74 while Czerniakowski dropped his score to a 77 on Sunday.
Iovino matched his Saturday scorecard with a 79 on Sunday to help feed into Capital's final team score.
By tournament's end, Holbrook was able to hold off the competition to place first overall for top medalist honors. He held off Marietta College's Gage Herb (144) by two strokes after his final tally read 67-75-142. The victory serves as the third tournament win of his career in addition to a pair of dual wins. Holbrook two-day total set a second school record, lowest 36-hole total score. Former teammate Daniel Shafer had the previous low (143) set in 2015. Holbrook also owned a share of the second-lowest two-day score prior to Sunday after he shot a 144 last year at the OAC Fall Classic.
Heidelberg University (603) ended up catching Capital in the team race and won the tournament by three strokes. Capital finished in second place and held off Defiance College by a single shot. Only seven strokes separated the top five teams in the nine-team field.
Capital's weekend team score also matched the fourth-lowest 36-hole total in recorded program history.
Capital will jump back into the mix in an exhibition triangular match with Otterbein University and Marietta College this Saturday, September 29 at River Greens Golf Club in West Lafayette, Ohio.