By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The countdown of the Top 10 Moments of 2018-19 has begun for Capital University Athletics. Over the next five weeks, we will unveil the moments and accomplishments that made the last athletic year memorable for those competing or those following along. Join us as we traverse through the top moments of last year and feel free to weigh in on how you think they stack up to your own top 10 list.
Top Moment #7: Logan Holbrook Sets 18- and 36-Hole Records en Route to Tournament Win
Typically you see a golfer's best performances toward the back end of the season but just three tournaments into the fall season, senior Logan Holbrook impressed with an outing at the Beaver Fall Classic (Sept. 22-23) that set new records in the Capital men's golf program.
Holbrook and the Crusaders hit the links at the Bluffton Golf Club (Bluffton, Ohio) in late September and came away tournament runners-up. The spotlight shined brightly on Holbrook who set not one but two individual school records. The Logan, Ohio native dazzled on day one of the two-day, 36-hole tournament by surpassing his former teammate, Mitch Cook, by one stroke to claim the new single-round low score in CU history. Holbrook shot a 67, 5-under par which not only signaled his personal best 18-hole score but the best in program history. He became just the seventh Crusader to post a single round score under 70 in recorded program history.
While Holbrook was unable to repeat that effort the following day, his momentum carried him deeper into the record books with a second surpassed milestone. The all-conference standout elevated above another former teammate of his for rights to the best 36-hole (two round) individual score after penning a 142 combined score.
Having said all that, Holbrook was able to hold off the competition and bring a victory back to Cap with a two-stroke tournament win - the third tournament victory of his career.
Honorable Mention: Sydney Kelly sets new program record and is later surpassed by Katelynn Kinley
Remember that comment about best for last, or something like that? Something like that is more like it. Sydney Kelly came out of the gate firing to open the fall season with a record-breaking performance at the Yellow Jacket Invitational. In the first round of the tournament, Kelly carded a 78, 6-over par - the best single-round score of the tournament. That score also broke her own 18-hole mark by a single stroke. She went on the finish second overall at the tournament. Full recap | Results
Along those lines, there was a fantastic bookend to that performance and it came from senior Katelynn Kinley. The Sycamore, Ohio native was on fire on day one of the Ohio Athletic Conference championship. Kinley rolled to shoot a scorching 77, 5-over par in the first 18, which broke Kelly's record set earlier in the season. Kinley went on to finish fourth overall at the OAC Championship and was one of three Crusaders to earn All-OAC honors at event's end. Full recap | Results
Relive the Top 10 Moments
Moment #10 - Josh Miller Earns First Career OAC Championship -- link
Moment #9 - Men's Soccer Earns NCAA Tournament Win in Second Consecutive Year -- link
Moment #8 – Men's Lacrosse Clinches 9-0 OAC Season and Regular Season Title with Win over Mount Union -- link
Moment #7 – Logan Holbrook Sets 18- and 36-Hole Records en Route to Tournament Win -- link
Moment #6 – Monday, July 1
Moment #5 - Wednesday, July 3
Moment #4 - Monday, July 8
Moment #3 - Wednesday, July 10
Moment #2 - Monday, July 15
Moment #1 - Wednesday, July 17