By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
NASHPORT, Ohio – The Capital University men's golf team wrapped up its fall season at the Virtues Fall Shootout, hosted by Denison University at the Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. Capital was among the top teams heading into the final day of the tournament but fell back to finish sixth overall.
DAY ONE LEADERS
- Capital finished in a share of third place overall following the first 18 holes of the tournament. The Crusaders collectively shot a 318 to tie Kenyon College for third was 15 strokes back of second-place Denison.
- Freshman Colin Frimel (Katy, Texas/Thompkins) ended the opening round in 10th place after shooting a season-best 76.
- Fellow freshman Shane Murphy (Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota East) followed close behind with a score of 78 to bolster Capital's team score.
THE FINAL ROUND
- Capital added eight strokes to its day-two tally (326) and fell back to sixth place, overall.
- Senior Chris Dearth (Dublin, Ohio) showed the greatest improvement between rounds, bettering his score by five strokes (82-77-159). He tied for 22nd overall.
- Colin Frimel served as Cap's top finisher behind a 21st-place overall finish after added six strokes to his final score (76-82-158).
- Shane Murphy tied teammate Chris Dearth with a two-day total of 159 (82-77-159).
- Senior Ryan Wright rounded out Capital's scoring with a scorecard that read 82-86-168.
THE REST OF THE FIELD
- Allegheny College took first place overall in the team standings with rounds of 299 and 294 (593). They edged out host Denison by just one stroke after the Big Red closed the gap with a day-two best team score of 291.
- Denison's Ben Scherman took top medalist honors. He shared the tournament lead after day one but shot a second-round 68, 4-under par to conclude with a winning score of 141, winning the tournament by three strokes.
UNTIL THE SPRING …
The Crusaders will break for the remainder of the fall semester and return in the spring. Stay tuned for the announcement of the spring schedule in the coming weeks.