NSU men’s golf finishes 6th at Central Region Invitational

Hess lands in the top 15 after final-round 74

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Northeastern State men’s golf team finished sixth at the Drury Inn Central Region Invitational, which was held on the par-71, 6,582-yard St. Joseph Country Club.
 
The RiverHawks carded a team score of 304 in Tuesday’s final round to finish at 49-over-par 901 and slide up a spot in the standings. NSU leapfrogged Southwestern Oklahoma State (902) and stood four strokes shy of No. 17 Central Oklahoma (897).

Nebraska-Kearney won the event with a 27-over 879, while No. 8 Central Missouri placed second (887). Arkansas Tech (889) and Henderson State (891) rounded out the top four.
 
Sophomore Jackson Hess landed in a tie for 13th at 10-over 223 after shooting a team-best 74 in the final round. Freshman Marc Johnson carded a final-round 77 to finish in solo 26th at 226.
 
Freshman Tate Williamson shared the 29th position with a 15-over 228, junior Josh Strimple finished a stroke behind Williamson at T-32, and sophomore Brent Williamson finished T-70 at 237.
 
Overnight leader Matt Jennings stayed on top at 4-under 209. He shot 75 in the final round.
 
Northeastern State will compete Oct. 21-22 in the St. Mary’s Rattler Invitational in San Antonio, Texas.
 
DRURY INN CENTRAL REGION INVITATIONAL – Final Results
October 15, 2013 at St. Joseph, Mo.
(par 71, 6,582-yard St. Joseph Country Club)
 
Team Results

1.        (RV) Nebraska-Kearney    289-290-300=879 (+27)
2.        #8 Central Missouri           287-293-307=887 (+35)
3.        (RV) Arkansas Tech           291-289-309=889 (+37)
4.        Henderson State                289-289-313=891 (+39)
5.        #17 Central Oklahoma      300-288-309=897 (+45)
6.       (RV) Northeastern State      306-291-304=901 (+49)
7.        SW Oklahoma State           300-294-308=902 (+50)
8.        St. Cloud State                     301-302-300=903 (+51)
T9.     Augustana                           302-305-312=919 (+67)
10.      (RV) Harding                      301-312-306=919 (+67)
11.     Missouri Western State     300-304-316=920 (+68)
12.     Concordia-St. Paul              311-299-311=921 (+63)
13.     Minnesota-Crookston        304-307-313=924 (+72)
14.     Winona State                      309-300-316=925 (+73)
15.     Washburn                           309-314-310=933 (+81)
T16.   (RV) Fort Hays State          307-311-321=939 (+87)
17.     Bemidji State                       303-313-323=939 (+87)
T18.   Upper Iowa                         313-321-324=958 (+106)
19.     Southwest Baptist              311-314-333=958 (+106)
20.     Sioux Falls                           318-319-329=966 (+114)
 
Top-5 Individuals
1.        Matt Jennings (Henderson State)                67-67-75=209 (-4)
2.        Cy Moritz (Central Missouri)                       70-71-71=212 (-1)
3.        Lance Lawson (Nebraska-Kearney)           69-71-75=215 (+2)
T4.     Eric Kline (Central Oklahoma)                     75-70-75=220 (+7)
5.           Tyler Koivisto (St. Cloud State)                   72-74-74=220 (+7)
6.        Matt Helms (Central Oklahoma)                  73-68-79=220 (+7)

NSU Individuals
T13.   Jackson Hess                                       76-73-74=223 (+10)26.    
Marc Johnson                                                76-73-77=226 (+13)
T29.   Tate Williamson                                   77-73-78=228 (+15)
T32.   Josh Strimple                                        82-72-75=229 (+16)
T70.   Brent Williamson                                 77-80-80=237 (+24)

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