NSU sixth, UCO fourth in UNK Invite

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Northeastern State men’s golf team placed sixth at the UNK Fall Invitational following Tuesday’s final round score of 294 on the par-72, 7,001-yard Awarii Dunes Golf Course.

The RiverHawks (307-299-294) posted a three-round total of 36-over-par 900 and improved their score in each round. This marked the first time since April 2011 (UCO/Kickingbird Classic) that the squad accomplished the feat in a three-round tournament.

Host Nebraska-Kearney took home top honors with a 9-under 855. The squad shot a tournament-best 274 in the final round to win by 14 strokes. Lindenwood (289-296-284=869) and Fort Hays State (295-299-291=885) finished behind the Lopers, while No. 15 Central Missouri (292-304-291=887) leapfrogged No. 12 Central Oklahoma (290-305-298=893) for the fourth-place spot.

 Two freshmen paced Northeastern State in Tate Williamson and Marc Johnson. Williamson landed in a tie for 13th with a 4-over 220 (72-74-74). Johnson also shot 74 in the final round and tied for 29th at 11-over 227 (76-77-74).

 Sophomore Michael Varner tied for 34th with a steady 12-over 228 (76-76-76=228), while junior Josh Strimple posted a team-best 72 in the final round to tie for 40th at 14-over 230 (83-75-72). Rounding out the RiverHawks was sophomore Brent Williamson, who carded a 16-over 232 (84-74-74).

 Northeastern State will take the next weekend off before playing host to the 15th Annual NSU Men’s Golf Classic Sept. 23-24 at Emerald Falls GC in Broken Arrow, Okla.



September 10, 2013 at Kearney, Neb.

(par-72, 7,001-yard Awarii Dunes Golf Club)


Team Results

1.     Nebraska-Kearney                          290-291-274=855 (-9)

2.     Lindenwood                                     289-296-284=869 (+5)

3.     Fort Hays State                                295-299-291=885 (+21)

4.     #15 Central Missouri                      292-304-291=887 (+23)

5.     #12 Central Oklahoma                    290-305-298=893 (+29)

6.    (RV) Northeastern State             307-299-294=900 (+36)

7.     Missouri Western State                  305-308-291=904 (+40)

8.     Midland                                             304-312-296=912 (+48)

9.     Missouri Southern State                 317-308-291=916 (+52)

10. Washburn                                        304-314-305=923 (+59)

11. Pittsburg State                                 315-313-305=933 (+69)

12. Lincoln                                              308-325-305=938 (+74)

13. Southwest Baptist                            317-334-315=965 (+101)


Top-5 Individuals

1.        Lance Lawson (Nebraska-Kearney)     72-71-67=210 (-6)

T-2.    Trey Herman (Fort Hays State)            70-73-69=212 (-4)

           Jake Smock (Lindenwood)                     69-73-70=212 (-4)

4.        *Alec Anania (Nebraska-Kearney)        73-72-69=214 (-2)

5.        Michael Colgate (Nebraska-Kearney)   71-77-67=215 (-1)


NSU Individuals

T-13. Tate Williamson                                      72-74-74=220 (+4)

T-29. Marc Johnson                                          76-77-74=227 (+11)

T-34. Michael Varner                                        76-76-76=228 (+12)

T-40. Josh Strimple                                           83-75-72=230 (+14)

T-45. Brent Williamson                                    84-74-74=232 (+16)


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