ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Tyler Shelnutt led the RiverHawks with a 13th place tie at the Lindenwood Invitational on Tuesday to wrap up NSU’s fall season at the Missouri Bluffs Golf Course.
Shelnutt scored a 221 (69-76-76) and was limited to a pair of birdies in the final round; in the 54-hole tournament he finished with 32 par scores, and nine birdies.
Northeastern State slipped two-spots to ninth scoring a 912 (300-306-306) and was 53 shots back of the lead. The RiverHawks were stellar on par-5s with an average score at eight-under and they had the fourth most birdies with 38.
Tate Williamson was NSU’s second highest finisher with a 225 (75-71-79) and he was tied for 23rd place overall. NSU freshman Navid Majidizadeh made the team’s largest gain of the day with picked up six shots on Tuesday’s final round for 38th place and carded a 229 (77-79-73). Bryce Newton (T66) scored a 241 (79-80-82) and Griffen Matthias (T74) shot a 244 (83-83-78).
Missouri St. Louis took first out of 16 teams with an 859 to beat Central Missouri by four shots. UMSL’s Markus Lindberg won the individual title scoring a 211.
The RiverHawks will be off until Feb. 20, 2017 where they will travel to San Antonio, Texas for the Rattler Invitational.
NSU women finish third in final fall event
BELLINGHAM, Wa. — Northeastern State fired off the lowest score on Tuesday at the Western Washington Invitational and moved up three spots to finish in third place. The RiverHawks carded a 618 (315-303) through 36 holes with Ebba Moberg coming in tied for fifth place.
Moberg slipped down three spots with a 78 and scored a 151 for a top-5 individual finish.
The story of the day was the middle of NSU’s lineup that shaved 21 shots in their second round. Baylee Price dropped six shots from her Monday score for NSU with an even 73 and carded a 152 to place tied for eighth place overall. Halie Wright cut off eight shots for a 75 on Tuesday and scored a 158, tied for 23rd place. Alexis Armon was seven shots better with a 77 and shot a 162 to place her tied for 38th on the leader board.
Kelsey Lumpkin carded a 164 (80-84) for a 47th place tie.
Oddly, NSU was the highest finishing program from the United States with Simon Fraser out of Canada winning the tournament with a 608; British Columbia placed second overall with a 613.
Kat Kennedy from BC won the individual tournament with 146 by tiebreaker.
This tournament will conclude NSU’s fall schedule and they will return to action on Feb. 13, 2017 in the Lady Rattler Invitational.