RiverHawks place sixth in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Northeastern State men’s golf team finished sixth at the 2013 St. Mary’s/Bruce Williams Memorial Invitational, which was held on the par-72, 6,937-yard course at The Dominion Country Club.

The RiverHawks posted a final-round score of 304 Tuesday to finish at 26-over-par 890, and they were jumped by Texas A&M-Commerce and its score of 24-over 888 (final round 298).

 Wayland Baptist took home the team title with a score of 10-over 874 (287-286-301), while No. 23 Western New Mexico landed in second at 12-over 876 (288-285-303).

Freshman Marc Johnson carded a team-best final-round score of 74 to finish at 5-over 221 and tie for 12th. Sophomore Jackson Hess stumbled to a 78 and finished T-17 at 6-over 222.

Junior Josh Strimple shot 77 Tuesday and tied for 21st at 7-over 223, and freshman Tate Williamson carded a 75 to earn a share of 25th at 9-over 225. Sophomore Michael Varner landed at 18-over 234 and finished at T-50.

Anders Ellingsberg of Wayland Baptist shot 4-under (67-72-73=212) for the tournament to win individual honors.

Northeastern State has closed out its five-tournament fall campaign and will now be out of action until February.



October 22, 2013 at San Antonio, Texas

(par-72, 6,937-yard The Dominion Country Club)


Team Results

1.        Wayland Baptist                             287-286-301=874 (+10)

2.        #23 Western New Mexico            288-285-303=876 (+12)

3.        West Texas A&M                            292-290-300=882 (+18)

4.        St. Edward’s                                    302-279-302=883 (+19)

5.        Texas A&M-Commerce                  297-293-298=888 (+24)

6.       (RV) Northeastern State            295-291-304=890 (+26)

7.        (RV) SE Oklahoma State                298-300-297=895 (+31)

8.        (RV) St. Mary’s                               303-303-300=906 (+42)

9.        (RV) Colorado-Colorado Springs 305-299-305=909 (+45)

10.     East Central                                    316-300-310=926 (+62)

11.     Adams State                                    301-302-325=928 (+64)

12.     Lubbock Christian                          305-312-315=932 (+68)

13.     Texas A&M International              314-302-322=938 (+74)

14.     Our Lady of the Lake                     321-333-336=990 (+126)


Rankings reflect the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

RV = receiving votes in the poll


Top-5 Individuals

1.        Anders Ellingsberg (Wayland Baptist)         67-72-73=212 (-4)

2.        Dillon Van Essen (St. Edward’s)                   71-70-74=215 (-1)

T3.     David Metz (Western New Mexico)              71-70-75=216 (E)

           Devin Montague (West Texas A&M)            73-69-74=216 (E)

5.        Joey Hearn (Colorado-Colorado Springs)   73-70-74=217 (+1)


NSU Individuals

T12.   Marc Johnson                                                71-76-74=221 (+5)

T17.   Jackson Hess                                                  73-71-78=222 (+6)

T21.   Josh Strimple                                                 77-69-77=223 (+7)

T25.   Tate Williamson                                            75-75-75=225 (+9)

T50.   Michael Varner                                              76-80-78=234 (+18)



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