Cameron’s Winston, Nielsen finish 1-2 at Midwestern State Invitational

WICHITA FALLS – Cameron’s Zander Winston and Daniel Nielsen finished one and two at the Midwestern State Invitational but the Aggies would fall one stroke back of first place overall on Tuesday at the Wichita Falls Country Club.

Winston fired off a round low 69 to card a 281 (77-72-69) to pass Nielsen for first place overall. Nielsen led the 18-team field through two rounds on Monday but a 75 in the final round would put him back one stroke behind with a 219 (74-70-75).  Both Aggie golfers had the tournament high with 11 birdies.

"Having two teammates finishing one and two in this large of field is a rarity and I can only think of one other time it’s happened since I’ve been here," said head coach Jerry Hrnciar.  "Overall, it was a challenge with the wind down here and we couldn’t get down any putts."

Cameron scored a 301 in the final 18 holes but St. Mary’s would card four shots better to overtake the Aggie team for the overall championship with an 898.  Southern Nazarene finished third, two shots back of Cameron.

Justin Jang completed the final round with a 78, with Quinton Tews and Devin Whipple carding 79s.

Southern Nazarene had the lowest round of the day as SNU shot a 295 to move into third place.

SNU’s Sean Hazel and Ryan Roberts both tied for 11th at 225. Roberts shot 73 in the final round while Hazel shot a 75. Rhett Bechtel shot 77 on the final day to close at 227 in a tie for 16th. Dyan Igo and Jacob Prentice both finished at 229 in a tie for 22nd as Igo shot a 74 on the final day and Prentice  73.

 Zac Schaefer posted his second top-10 finish of the fall golf season to lead Oklahoma Christian to sixth-place. Schaefer, a sophomore from Edmond whose second-round 69 tied for the best round in the tournament by any player, closed with a 6-over-par 77.

See complete final results here.

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