Panthers Finish Fourth at ODU Kickoff Classic

Panthers Finish Fourth at ODU Kickoff Classic

BLACKLICK, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's men's golf team shot 588 and finished in fourth place in the ODU Kickoff Classic played at Jefferson Country Club in Blacklick, Ohio under warm sunny skies on Tuesday.

The 36-hole, one day event hosted 14 teams with 81 total players.

The Panthers posted scores of 297 in the first round and 291 in the second round. This is the best score-to-par the Panthers have posted since the event began. Along with this, the 291 (+3) in round two was the second lowest round in relation to par in team history.

Indianapolis won the event shooting -10 at 566 with scores of 280 (-8) and 288 (-2). Spencer Klimek of Indianapolis won the event shooting 139 (-3) with scores of 69 and 70.

The Panthers were just four shots back of Otterbein and Findlay who tied for second with a 584.

Ohio Dominican was led by freshman Robert Holden (Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, England) who, in his first collegiate event, finished tied for eighth with a score of 145 with an even par 72 in the first round and a 73 (+1) in the second round. Holden was also tied for second in par 5 scoring with an average of 4.60.

Senior Drew Wayman (Wapakoneta, Ohio) finished tied for 16 after posting a three over par day with an even par 72 in the first round and a 75 in the second round.

Just behind Wayman was freshman Ben Herman (Germantown, Ohio) who finished solo 18 with a score of 148. Herman shot 77 in round one before improving by six shots in round two for a one under 71.

Junior Blake Saffell (Somerset, Ohio) led the field in par five scoring shooting -5 on those holes. Saffell shot 77 in the first round before coming back to shoot an even par 72 in the second round which put him in a tie for 19. The junior also had the only eagle of the entire tournament on the par five 18th that set at 540 yards.

Rounding out the five for the Panthers was sophomore Alex Heban (Toledo, Ohio) who tied for 54 shooting a total of 161. Heban shot 76 in the first round before shooting 85 in the second round.  

Ohio Dominican turns their attention toward the Ohio Cup which is held at Red Hawk Run in Findlay, Ohio on Saturday, September 8.