By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
LAWRENCE, Ohio – The Capital University men's golf team competed in its first tournament of the 2018-19 season when The College of Wooster hosted the Gatorade Intercollegiate Invitational on September 1-2. Chris Dearth served as the highlight of the weekend with a third-place finish to lead the Crusaders over the weekend at Zoar Village Golf Course.
Junior Chris Dearth (Dublin, Ohio/Columbus State) put his name among a list of Crusaders that have shot a 71 or better in a single round. Twenty-seven others have done so, making Dearth a member of the top-25 club in recorded Capital history.
Dearth, now in his second season with the team, shot well and consistently over 36 holes and two days. He was one shot out of first place on the day following a round of 71 as Capital's number four in the lineup. He came back on Sunday and shot a 73, totaling a 144 and granting him a share of third place overall. Dearth served as Cap's leader on both days.
Senior Noah Iovino (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) was just two shots back of his teammate on Saturday's day one action, posting a 73 and sitting inside the top 10 on the individual leaderboard. Though a strong field caught up, Iovino (149) still shot well on Sunday with a 76.
Ryan Czerniakowski (79) and Ryan Wright (80) filled out Cap's scoring on Saturday, while Logan Holbrook's big improvement between rounds fed into Capital's Sunday results. The senior was seven shots better in his second pass through the course and finished with an 82-75-157.
Capital finished seventh overall as a team with a 607 cumulative score.
Baldwin Wallace University ran away with the team title behind a 582 score while Rosemont College's Michael Lange finished first overall (72-67-139).
Cap will take next weekend off and return to the links at The Grand Golf Club (Jackson, Mich.) for the Irish Hills Intercollegiate Classic on September 14-15.