By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio – The Capital University men's golf team fielded two squads at this weekend's Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Preview, held at River Greens Golf Club in West Lafayette, Ohio.
SEEING DOUBLE – PART ONE
- What was known as the Capital "A" team featured the tandem of Angelo Donato, Chris Dearth, Ryan Czerniakowski, Shane Murphy, and Colin Frimel.
- Donato ended round one of the tournament atop the "A" team leaderboard with a 78, placing him tied for 18th.
- No more than five shots separated all five team members.
- Colin Frimel was unavailable to play on Sunday's second round due to illness. This followed his round of 80 on Saturday, which contributed toward the team score.
- The "A" team finished round one in sixth place (319) but made a leap into third following a 22-shot improvement among its ranks, despite being down a man.
- Donato shot a season and career-best 72 on Sunday's second round to lead the group. He jumped 12 spots on the individual leaderboard to finish sixth overall to lead the Cap pack.
- Czerniakowski and Murphy came back with matching 74s to aid in the team's ascent up the leaderboard.
- Cap "A" had a two-day score of 616, which pushed them into third place overall in the team standings.
SEEING DOUBLE – PART TWO
- The second Capital team, known as Capital "B", was comprised by Luke McCollough, Ryan Wright, Jake Shoemaker, Vince Daher, and Ben Nash.
- The team saw a consistent effort on Saturday with three turning in scores of 77 (McCollough, Wright, Shoemaker).
- Day one ended with Capital "B" ranking third (311) in the nine-team field.
- McCollough shot one stroke better on Sunday to log a 76 round total and 153 tournament total. He ended his weekend run with a share of 12th place.
- Freshman Vince Daher replicated his 80 from round one to finish inside the top 30.
- Capital "B" finished sixth overall on the team leaderboard (630), edging Muskingum by one stroke.
- Otterbein's "A" team took the team title and housed the top medalist in Kurt Fortman (145), as well as the runner-up, Johnny Peck (146).
- John Carroll University finished second (610), just six shots in front of Capital "A".
- Marietta College and Baldwin Wallace University both finished four shots back of Capital "A" in fourth place.
Capital will suit up for one more tournament before the close of its fall season. The Crusaders will compete at the Virtues Fall Shootout at Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio on October 19-20.