NSU, Johnson grab lead in Dave Falconer Classic

DANVILLE, Ark. – The Northeastern State men’s golf team was the only team to shoot less than 300 in Monday’s opening round of the Dave Falconer Classic, which is being contested on the par-72, 7,047-yard Chamberlyne Country Club.

The RiverHawks posted a team total of 11-over-par 299 in the first round and hold a one stroke lead over Washburn. Southwestern Oklahoma State is in solo third at 14-over 302, and both Missouri Southern State and Arkansas Tech are tied for fourth at 17-over 305.

Central Oklahoma, the No. 7-ranked team in the nation, is currently 10 strokes behind NSU and in a tie for eighth at 21-over 309.

Sophomore Marc Johnson carded a 2-under 70 and leads the individual standings. He holds a one stroke lead over MSSU’s Ryan Buerk and he also leads a group of three at even par.

Sophomore Tate Williamson is playing in his first tournament of the year and is tied for 15th at 3-over 75. Seniors Zach Tucker and Josh Strimple are both tied for 35th at 5-over 77, and junior Brent Williamson is tied for 65th after shooting 8-over 80.

NSU will attempt to win its first tournament of the year when the final round begins at 11 a.m. March 10.

DAVE FALCONER CLASSIC – First Round Results
March 9, 2015 at Danville, Ark.
(par-72, 7,047-yard Chamberlyne Country Club)

Team Results

1.        (RV) Northeastern State                   299 (+11)

2.        Washburn                                            300 (+12)

3.        (RV) Southwestern Oklahoma State  302 (+14)

T4.     (RV) Arkansas Tech                           305 (+17)

           Missouri Southern State                      305 (+17)

T6.     (RV) Southeastern Oklahoma State   307 (+19)

           Maryville                                             307 (+19)

T8.     Bemidji State                                      309 (+21)

           Arkansas-Monticello                           309 (+21)

           Missouri Western State                       309 (+21)

           Lindenwood                                       309 (+21)

           #7 Central Oklahoma                          309 (+21)

           Rockhurst                                            309 (+21)

14.      Henderson State                                 310 (+22)

15.      (RV) Southern Nazarene                    311 (+23)

16.      Harding                                               316 (+28)

17.      Fort Hays State                                   320 (+32)

18.      Southern Indiana                                322 (+34)

19.      Ouachita Baptist                                 337 (+49)

 

Rankings reflect the latest Golf Coaches Association of America Division II Top 25 Poll

RV = receiving votes in the poll

 

Top-5 Results

1.        Marc Johnson (Northeastern State)              70 (-2)

2.        Ryan Buerk (Missouri Southern State)            71 (-1)

T3.     Alex Mahlik (Arkansas Tech)                           72 (E)

           Trey Herman (Fort Hays State)                        72 (E)

           Mauricio Lira (Henderson State)                      72 (E)

 

NSU Individuals

1.        Marc Johnson                                      70 (-2)

T15.   Tate Williamson                                  75 (+3)

T35.   Zach Tucker                                        77 (+5)

           Josh Strimple                                       77 (+5)

T65.   Brent Williamson                                80 (+8)

 

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