Holden Sets ODU Records, Earns Medalist Honors; Panthers Finish Third at G-MAC Fall Invitational

Robert Holden (Photo from: Kentucky Wesleyan Sports Information)
Robert Holden (Photo from: Kentucky Wesleyan Sports Information)

OWENSBORO, Ky. – Ohio Dominican's men's golf team finished third in the Great Midwest Fall Invitational shooting 584 over the two days at the Pearl Club. The Panthers shot a first round 296 before shooting 288 on day two.

Sophomore Robert Holden (Hertfordshire, England) was the overall medalist as he shot a second round 66 (-6) after shooting 72 in round one. Holden's 66 (-6) sets the school record for the lowest round that was previously held by Tyler Smith who had shot 68. Holden's 36-hole score of 138 is also the lowest in school history by three strokes as he bests teammate Ben Herman (Germantown, Ohio) and Austin Goodridge. Herman tied the previous record of 141 just one week ago. This was also the first time a Panther has been the medalist at a tournament.

Junior Alex Heban (Toledo, Ohio) finished tied for ninth as he shot rounds of 73 (+1) and 71 (-1) as he shot his career best 36-hole score of 144.

Finishing tied for 31st after shooting a pair of 76's was sophomore Dalton Crowley (Nashport, Ohio).

Rounding out the Panther five was Herman and Blake Saffell (Somerset, Ohio) who finished 34th and 36th, respectively. Herman fired rounds of 75 and 78 while Saffell shot rounds of 80 and 75.

Findlay won the event shooting 559 while Trevecca was second at 573. Kentucky Wesleyan was fourth at 589 and Ohio Valley and Malone tied for fifth at 593.

The Panthers will be back in action playing at the Flyer Intercollegiate on Monday, September 30 at the world famous Cog Hill Golf Club.