By Josh Latzko, Sports Information Intern
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's men's golf team will take the 45-mile trip to Mount Vernon, Ohio on Saturday to participate in the Mount Vernon Nazarene Fall Invitational before traveling to Beavercreek, Ohio on Monday and Tuesday to compete at he Cedarville Invitational to play at the Country Club of the North.
The event will be played Saturday, October 13th at Chapel Hill Golf Course and is hosted by the Cougars of Mount Vernon Nazarene while the Cedarville Invitational is hosted by the Yellow Jackets.
ODU placed sixth in their previous competition, the Lourdes Fall Invitational at Legacy Golf Club. The event featured eight teams with 56 total players. Lourdes won the vent shooting a 291 and Ryan Fries from Lourdes was the medalist shooting 68 (-4).
The Panthers were led by sophomore Alex Heban (Toledo, Ohio) who fired a career-best 74 (+2) and placed tied for seventh in his second event of the year. Junior Blake Saffell (Somerset, Ohio) posted a 78, good for a tie for 15th. Freshman Trace Thomas (Hamilton, Ohio) and sophomore Jonathon Dill (Sedalia, Ohio) rounding out the scoring for the Panthers as they posted rounds of 84 and 86, respectively.
The five at Mount Vernon will include senior Drew Wayman (Wapakoneta, Ohio) and freshmen Dalton Crowley (Nashport, Ohio), Ben Herman (Germantown, Ohio), Robert Holden (Hertfordshire, England), along with Saffell.
Wayman has an average score of 76.40 (+4) in his 10 rounds played this season, just behind Holden and Saffell's numbers, coming in at 76.10 and 76.14, respectively. Crowley has the lowest score in a round by a Panther this season, posting a 70 (-2) at the Flyer Intercollegiate at the beginning of October. He has averaged a 77 (+5) in his play this season. Herman has also recorded an average of 77 in his four events this year.
Ohio Dominican will aim for a top-three finish for the first time this season, after starting the season with four top-six finishes in their first five competitions. Joining the Panthers for the Mount Vernon event from the G-MAC will be Malone and Ohio Valley.