BLACKLICK, Ohio - The Columbus State men's golf team closed out the Ohio Dominican Invitational with a team score of 635 over two rounds on Tuesday at the Jefferson Country Club to finish in 11th place out of 17 teams. The Cougars faced tough competition, competing exclusively with four year universities. The 36-hole, par-72 tournament concluded with a course average of 80.42.
Sophomore John Carlisle was the low-medalist out of a field of 97 golfers, posting a 74-67—141. He eagled one hole, had eight birdies, and shot par at 22 holes. The NJCAA all-American also had the best par-5 scoring of the tournament, averaged 4.40 (-6).
After carding a 323 after the first round, the Cougars managed to improve by eleven strokes in the second round. Sophomore Christopher Dearth carded an 82-75—157 to put him in a tie for 40th place. Dearth led his team in par-3 scoring, shooting even pars at those particular holes.
Rounding out the Cougars' scoring was freshman Cody Stonebraker, who closed out with an 80-96—176 to tie for 89th place.
Also in the Cougar lineup competing as individuals were freshmen Todd Crowe and Preston Yeater, who shot an 86-92—178 and a 90-94—184 respectively.
The University of Findlay compiled a 292-298--590 over 36 holes to win the title by four strokes over runner-up University of Indianapolis.
The Cougars will be back in action Sun, Sept. 24 at the Defiance College Invitational held at the Eagle Rock Golf Club.