Holden And Panthers Claim Victory At Cedarville

Robert Holden (Photo by: Zoie Fisher)
Robert Holden (Photo by: Zoie Fisher)

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio – It was a magnificent start to the workweek for the Ohio Dominican men's golf team. The Panthers earned a tournament victory at the Cedarville Invitational at Beavercreek Golf Club in Beavercreek, Ohio on Monday.

The Black and Gold clinched the win by virtue of shooting a combined score of 297 in the first round and 291 during the second round for a final score of 588. The score tied the team's third-lowest 36-hole aggregate score in program history.

Tiffin University finished in second place with a team score of 596 and host Cedarville University finished in third place with a final team score of 601. The win marks the second victory for ODU in the 2020 season with their last win coming at the Mount Vernon University Fall Invitational on October 3.

Junior Robert Holden (Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, England) paced the Panthers and the tournament field, finishing in first place overall. He shot consecutive 71's in the first and second rounds to claim victory. The third-year player finished near the top of the leaderboard in scoring on par-3, par-4, and par-5 holes. Holden also collected five birdies and one eagle on the afternoon.

The victory marks his first win since the 2019 G-MAC Fall Invitational.

Ben Herman (Germantown, Ohio) continued his strong play established during last week's event in Tiffin, Ohio. The junior finished tied for third place shooting a 76 in the first round and finishing the day with a 70. He led the field in scoring on par-3 holes, shooting -2 (2.75). He also tied for third amongst the tournament field in birdies with seven.

The junior class continued its dominance as Dalton Crowley (Nashport, Ohio) finished tied for eighth place during Monday's event. Crowley shot a 73 and a 76 to finish +5 on the afternoon. He was tied for third in scoring on par-3 holes, shooting even par (3.00). He also collected 26 pars during the event.

Monday was a great day for senior Alex Heban (Toledo, Ohio) as well. The fourth-year player finished in 11th place, shooting a 74 and a 76 during the tournament. Heban was towards the top of the field in scoring on par-4 holes and collected 25 pars.  

Sophomore McKenzie Cushman (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) finished just outside of the top-ten in 13th position. Cushman shot a 77 during the first round and a 74 in the second round. He collected four birdies and 23 pars.

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