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Hoelzer, Dawkins Shoot 76, Express Golf Captures Third Straight OCCAC Tournament
 April 22, 2013

By Nicholas Huenefeld/Owens Sports Information

Columbus, OH---Brandon Hoelzer and Timothy Dawkins led the No. 8 Express golf team to their third straight OCCAC tournament victory with a first place finish in the Columbus State Invitational at Bent Tree Golf Club today.

Ash Alstadt of Columbus State shot a 73 to take home first place honors individually, but Hoelzer and Dawkins finished tied for second. 

As a team, the Express shot a 308, 11 shots better than second place Columbus State (319). Cincinnati State (327), Lakeland (338) and Lorain County (355) finished 3-5.

Every golfer for the Express shot 79 or better today except Darren Gessner, who was close with an 81.

Other Express finishers were: Luke Berger and Blaze Hogan (78, T-6th),Walter Dorosh (79) and Jason Glass (84).

The win helps the Express strengthen their hold on first place in the OCCAC standings. Through three tournaments, the Express has 15 points, while Columbus State has 12, Lakeland has eight, Cincinnati State has seven and Lorain County has three.

The Express will next play in the Trine University Invitational on April 27 at Zollner Golf Course in Angola, IN. Action begins at 12 p.m.


Through three OCCAC tournaments, Hoelzer is in first place in the individual standings with a 73.33 average, while Alstadt (73.67), Hogan (74.67), Gessner (75), Berger (75.33) and Dawkins (73.33) are the next in line. Glass (79) is currently in 10th place - giving the Express six of the top 10 golfers in the OCCAC thus far.

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