NSU men fifth in Rattler Invitational

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Northeastern State men’s golf team nestled into fifth place after the opening day of the Rattler Invitational, which is being contested at the par-72, 7,121-yard The Golf Club of Texas.

 The RiverHawks opened with a round of 296 in the morning session before firing an even-par round of 286 in Monday’s afternoon 18 to land at 8-over-par 584.

Indian Hills Community College lapped the field on the first day and sits comfortably in first place at 15-under 561 (279-282). IHCC holds a 20-stroke lead over St. Edward’s (290-291), St. Mary’s (286-295) and Concordia (295-286), who are all tied for third at 5-over 581.

Junior Tate Williamson shot rounds of 70 and 69 to position him in solo third place at 3-under 139. He sits five back of the individual leader Jackson Bugdalski of IHCC, who shot 10-under 134 (66-68).

True freshman Garrett McDaniel is in a tie for 17th at 2-over 146 (73-73), while senior Brent Williamson is tied for 38th at 6-over 150 (75-75). Junior Marc Johnson landed in a tie for 45th at 8-over 152 (78-74), while true freshman Hunter Pennington sits T-55 at 10-over 154 (82-72). Tate Williamson and Pennington both recorded two eagles in the second round.

 The final round will be contested March 15.

March 14-15, 2016 at San Antonio, Texas
(par-72, 7,121-yard The Golf Club of Texas)

Team Standings

1.        Indian Hills CC                                   279-282=561 (-15)

T2.     (RV) St. Edward’s                              290-291=581 (+5)

           (RV) St. Mary’s                                  286-295=581 (+5)

           Concordia (Texas)                            295-286=581 (+5)

5.       Northeastern State                         296-288=584 (+8)

6.        Cameron                                            291-295=586 (+10)

7.        Henderson State                               295-292=587 (+11)

8.        Midwestern State                              295-296=591 (+15)

9.        Southeastern Oklahoma State         298-299=597 (+21)

10.     West Texas A&M                               306-296=602 (+26)

11.     Our Lady of the Lake                        304-299=603 (+27)

12.     Southwest Baptist                             302-305=607 (+31)

13.     Northwestern Oklahoma State        326-317=643 (+67)


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

RV = receiving votes in the poll but not ranked in the top 25


Top-5 Standings

1.        Jackson Bugdalski (Indian Hills CC)            66-68=134 (-10)

2.        Mauricio Lira (Henderson State)                67-70=134 (-7)

3.       Tate Williamson (Northeastern State)  70-69=139 (-5)

4.        Chance Craig (Midwestern State)                70-70=140 (-4)

T5.     Benjamin Arnett (St. Mary’s)                       69-72=141 (-3)

           Jakob Bares (Indian Hills CC)                      72-69=141 (-3)

           Trevor Ullestad (Indian Hills CC)                70-71=141 (-3)


NSU Individuals

3.        Tate Williamson                                70-69=139 (-5)

T17.   Garrett McDaniel                               73-73=146 (+2)

T38.   Brent Williamson                              75-75=150 (+6)

T45.   Marc Johnson                                    78-74=152 (+8)

T55.   Hunter Pennington                           82-72=154 (+10)


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