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Blakely Captures Medalist Honors at Dayton Flyer Invitational; Hanus Finishes as Runner-Up

Blakely Captures Medalist Honors at Dayton Flyer Invitational; Hanus Finishes as Runner-Up



  • Jules Blakely captured medalist honors with a birdie on the second play hole
  • Jack Hanus finished as the runner-up in the tournament
  • Cleveland State finished second in the team standings after posting a final-round 288


DAYTON, Ohio -- Junior Jules Blakely and sophomore Jack Hanus finished one-two leading Cleveland State to a second-place finish at the Dayton Flyer Invitational on Tuesday at the NCR Country Club South Course.

Blakely, Hanus and Mikkel Mathiesen of Wright State finished in a three-way tie for first place after 54 holes forcing a sudden-death playoff. Blakley and Hanus recorded a par on the first playoff hole, while Mathiesen was eliminated with a bogey. On the second playoff hole, Blakely rolled home a birdie putt to finish as the tournament medalist.

Blakely closed the tournament with a two-over par 73 and finished 54 holes with a score of 215. Hanus posted a career-best round of 68 to finish in the three-way tie.

Blakely became the first Cleveland State medalist since Anton Krecic was the medalist at the 2017 Horizon League Championship.

Led by Blakely and Hanus, Cleveland State shot the low round of the final day with a 288 to finish second overall. The Vikings shot 294-296-288 to post a team score of 878, which was good for second place overall. Wright State captured the team title with a score of 873.

Zach Robbins posted a three-over par 74 over his final 18 holes to finish with a total of 227, which earned him a tie for 31st overall.

David Laib tied for the Vikings second-best round of the day with a 73 and he finished in a tie for 40th with a score of 230.

Gunnar McCollins finished tied for 46th overall after shooting a final-round 79.

This marked the Vikings final tournament of the fall season and Cleveland State will resume their schedule in the spring.


Wright State 292-286-295 - 873; 2. Cleveland State 294-296-288 - 878; 3. Oakland 299-290-291 - 880; 4. Marshall 299-298-295 - 892; 5. Loyola Chicago 302-302-292 - 896; 6. Bowling Green 307-297-294 - 898; 7. Dayton 299-298-302 - 899; 8. Northern Kentucky 305-311-293 - 909; 9. Purdue Fort Wayne 318-303-293 - 914; 10. Akron 312-297-306 - 915; 11. Bradley 309-315-306 - 930


1t. *Jules Blakely 72-70-73 - 215

1t. Jack Hanus 75-72-68 - 215

31t. Zach Robbins 77-76-74 - 227

40t. David Laib 73-84-73 - 230

46t. Gunnar McCollins 74-78-79 - 231

*Captured medalist honors with a birdie on the second playoff hole