ST. ALBANS, Mo. – Behind a top-10 individual finish from senior Kason Cook, Southwestern Oklahoma State placed sixth at the NCAA Division II National Preview, which featured 18 of the top teams from around the country competing on Monday and Tuesday at The Country Club of St. Albans.
Cook finished off a strong fall by shooting one-under par in the tournament and finishing in a three-way tie for seventh place, which was eight shots behind runaway winner Zach Zediker of Delta State. Cook’s low round of the tournament was a 5-under 67 in the second round, which he followed up by shooting even-par 72 on Tuesday. Anders Strand was the Dawgs second finisher, closing strong with rounds of 73 and 74 to end at seven-over par for the tournament, one shot ahead of teammate Gregor Weck.
Arkansas Tech was the winner of the tournament as a team, placing six shots ahead of St. Mary’s, while Delta State, Henderson State and Central Missouri also placed ahead of the Dawgs. This was the final fall tournament for SWOSU, which will now break until returning to action in February for the championship segment of its season.
Northeastern State placed 11th, paced by Carlos Gomez who tied for seventh, shooting a two-day total of 215 (76-67-72).
Casey Paul was tied for 36th after shooting 224 (74-75-75). He finished just one stroke ahead of Hunter Pennington who shot 225 (74-72-79). Ty Shelnutt finished tied for 69th with a total of 235 (79-76-80), while Jax Johnson shot 237 (78-79-80).
As a team, the RiverHawks were 11th with a three-round total of 898 (298-294-306). The event concludes the fall season for the RiverHawks. They won’t be in action again until Feb. 24-25 when they compete at the Rattler Invitational in San Antonio, Texas.
NCAA Division II National Preview
Monday-Tuesday, October 14-15
St. Albans, Mo. (Country Club of St. Albans)
Final Results (pdf)