Men’s Golf Finishes Sixth at OAC Championships

Drake Tobias finished in eighth place to earn his first All-OAC honor
Drake Tobias finished in eighth place to earn his first All-OAC honor

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University men's golf team closed out its season with a sixth-place finish at the 72-hole Ohio Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Muskingum University at the River Greens Golf Course.

The OAC Championship featured 27 holes on the first two days of competition and a final 18 holes on the third and final day.  The top-14 finishers, including ties, receive All-OAC honors. 

BW was six of nine teams with a championship total of 1248 strokes on the par-73 and 6,866-yard River Greens layout.   Otterbein University was the champion for the fourth straight year and for the 20th time overall with a total of 1199 strokes.

The Yellow Jackets were led by freshman Drake Tobias (Macedonia/Nordonia) as he finished eighth of 45 golfers to earn his first career All-OAC accolade. Tobias fired rounds of 76, 81, 75 and a career-low 73 for a championship total of 306. 

In addition, sophomore Jimmy Clark (North Olmsted) carded rounds of 75, 79, 83 and f81 or a 72-hole total of 318.  Junior Hunter Miller (Frankfort/Adena) shot rounds of 79, 79, 76 and 85 for a four-round total of 319.  Sophomore Ben Ladaika (Erie, Pa./Erie Cathedral Prep) posted rounds of 76, 79, 76 and 88 for a tournament total of 319. Freshman Jared Budner (Macedonia/Nordonia) rounded out the BW championship roster as he had rounds of 89, 84, 79 and 79 for a total of 331.

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