Freshman Alex Cabungcal wins Medalist honors in first career match, leads Men's Golf at ONU Fall Invitational

Freshman Alex Cabungcal wins Medalist honors in first career match, leads Men's Golf at ONU Fall Invitational

By Tim Glon

HARROD — Freshman Alex Cabungcal (Lewis Center/Olentangy Orange) won Medalist honors in his first collegiate outing to lead the Ohio Northern men's golf team at the ONU Fall Invitational on Saturday at Colonial Golfers Club.

The 36-hole tournament was shortened to 18 holes after play was suspended midway through Sunday's second round due to heavy rains.

Cabungcal fired a 1-under par 73 on the 6886-yard course to finish first out of 37 golfers.

Heidelberg and Lourdes tied for first in the team standings with 303s with ONU third at 308 and Bluffton fourth at 319.

Junior Ethan Smith (Chillicothe/Southeastern) and sophomore Nolan Kimberly (Zanesville) finished in a 6-way tie for fourth with 75s and sophomore Jared Hernandez (Van Wert) tied for 12th with a 78 for the Polar Bears (1-2 overall).

Ohio Northern will return to action on Saturday at the Ohio Cup at Findlay.

Team Standings

t1. Heidelberg 303, t1. Lourdes 303, 3. Ohio Northern 308, 4. Bluffton 319.

Top 5 Individuals

1. Alex Cabungcal (ONU) 73, t2. Jay Denman (LU) 74, t2. Spencer Stubbs (LU) 74, t4. Ethan Smith (ONU) 75, t4. Nolan Kimberly (ONU) 75, t4. Logan Dwelle (HU) 75, t4. Bryan Kennedy (HU) 75, t4. Chandler kraft (HU) 75, t4. Ian Friesner (LU) 75.

Ohio Northern Individual Results

t4. Ethan Smith 75, t4. Nolan Kimberly 75, t12. Jared Hernandez 78, t15. Austin White 80, t25. Joe Slusher 84.

Other Ohio Northern Individual Results

1. Alex Cabungcal 73, t10. Josh Steyer 77, t15. Andrew Slusher 80, t19. Bradon Wooldridge 82, t25. Dylan Morris 84, 28. Dan Corrigan 85, t29. Matt Russo 86, t31. Andrew Lyon 87, t31. Garrett Allen 87, 33. Sam Straker 88, t35. Ethan Hartman 92, t35. Brayden Newland 92, 37. Mason Roush 96.