KINGSTON, Okla. – The Rogers State men’s golf team sits atop the 11-team leaderboard through two rounds of the Texoma Championship played Monday at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Resort.
The Hillcats fired two of the four lowest team rounds at the event posting an opening 290 with a second round 292 taking an eight-shot lead over Southern Nazarene into the final round on the 7,000-yard course.
Tanner Alder and Henning Hogmoen ended Monday with matching totals of 145 to hold a tie for fourth place with Alder carding the low round of the day for RSU with a first round, 2-under-par 70. He followed with a75 in round two while Hogmoen went 71-74 to get into the top five individually.
Playing his first tournament of the season, Ryan Roberts fired rounds of 74 and 72 to earn a spot inside the top 10 in a tie for ninth of 63 competitors.
One shot behind Roberts in 12th is the Hillcats’ Hagen Barmasse with a total of 147. The junior tallied a 76 in the opener and responded with the best score for RSU in round two with a 1-under-par 71.
Will Lecky factored into the scoring posting a 75 in his first round of the day and dropped back to a tie for 38th with an 80 in his Monday finale.
Manuel Arzuaga of Southwestern Oklahoma State has the individual lead turning in rounds of 69 and 70 for a five-shot lead over second place.
The Hillcats look to secure the tournament victory with round three commencing Tuesday with the first group teeing off for RSU on hole No. 1 at 9:15 a.m.
Machesani ace helps Stars to second at Sand Creek Station
NEWTON, Kan. – Anthony Marchesani of Oklahoma City University sank a hole-in-one on the 17th hole at Sand Creek Station Golf Course on Monday in The Mid-South.
The Stars, ranked No. 1 in NAIA men’s golf, stood second place through 36 holes with a 289-290–579 on the par-72, 7,086-yard course. Jamie Warman led OCU with a tie for 11th place.
Third-ranked William Woods (Mo.) shot a 282-281–563 to hold the lead.
“I’m proud of how they fought hard,” OCU coach Kyle Blaser said of the Stars. “We didn’t make many putts. We didn’t click very well. My hats off to William Woods because they have a good team. Tomorrow’s a new day, and we have ground to make up.”
Warman, a senior from Perth, Australia, carded a 69-75–144, seven strokes behind tournament leader Saad Milan of Texas-Brownsville. Warman made par 24 times Monday.
Scott Verplank supplied OCU with a tie for 15th place with a 73-72–145. Verplank, a junior from Edmond, Okla., scored a par on 27 holes. Garrison Mendoza tallied a 72-74–146 to tie for 17th. Mendoza, a sophomore from Clinton, Okla., buried eight birdies for the Stars.
Marchesani, a junior from Rosebud, Victoria, Australia, played his final four holes of the day at 4-under-par. Marchesani nailed his first ace ever in his second round of the day. Marchesani recorded a 77-71–148.
Jay Cox contributed a 75-73–148 for the Stars. Sam Russell led OCU individuals with a 71-73–144, while Jett Johnson had a 71-77–148.
Other OCU individuals were Austen Fuller (74-75–149), Matthew Cheung (73-78–151), Thomas Holtzman (79-77–156) and Wyatt Robson (88-88–176).
The temperature climbed from 62 degrees at the start of play to 82 during the day. Winds blew up to 13 mph.
The last round of the tournament starts 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Newton, Kan.
NSU tied for eighth at WNMU Fall Intercollegiate
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Northeastern State men’s golf team sits in a three-way tie for eighth after Monday’s opening rounds of the WNMU Fall Intercollegiate, which is being contested at the par-72, 7,102-yard The Golf Club of Estrella.
The RiverHawks stand at 10-over-par 586 after carding opening rounds of 294 and 292. NSU is tied with Sonoma State (295-291) and West Texas A&M (289-297). South Mountain Community College leads the field at 4-under 572 (284-288) with No. 4 Chico State right behind at 3-under 573 (292-281). Arizona State’s B team (291-285) is third at even-par 576, and No. 18 Western New Mexico (286-292) is fourth at 2-over 587. Cal State-San Bernardino rounds out the top five at 3-over 579 (291-288).
Sophomore Marc Johnson paces NSU at 2-under 142 (73-69). He is currently tied for 12th. Senior Zach Tucker is tied for 25th at 2-over 146 (73-73), while senior Brad Hager (75-74) and junior Brent Williamson (73-76) are tied in 43rd at 5-over 149. Sophomore Tyler Green sits T-64 after carding an 8-over 152 (75-77).
Calum Hill of Western New Mexico (69-69), Justin Wiles of Chico State (71-67) and Greg Robarge of CSU-San Bernardino (69-69) lead the tournament at 6-under 138.
The final round is scheduled to begin Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. (MST).
WNMU FALL INTERCOLLEGIATE – First Day Results
September 29, 2014 at Goodyear, Ariz.
(par-72, 7,102-yard The Golf Club of Estrella)
1. South Mountain CC 284-288=572 (-4)
2. #4 Chico State 292-281=573 (-3)
3. Arizona State (B) 291-285=576 (E)
4. #18 Western New Mexico 286-292=578 (+2)
5. CSU-San Bernardino 291-288=579 (+3)
6. Cameron 293-290=583 (+7)
7. St. Mary’s 296-289=585 (+9)
T8. (RV) Northeastern State 294-292=586 (+10)
(RV) Sonoma State 295-291=586 (+10)
West Texas A&M 289-297=586 (+10)
11. (RV) Midwestern State 295-297=592 (+16)
T12. (RV) Colorado-Colorado Springs 297-297=594 (+18)
(RV) Colorado Christian 294-300=594 (+18)
14. (RV) California Baptist 299-297=596 (+20)
15. Regis 296-305=601 (+25)
16. Colorado State-Pueblo 303-299=602 (+26)
17. Texas A&M-Commerce 307-302=609 (+33)
18. Colorado Mesa 307-304=611 (+35)
19. Adams State 326-313=639 (+63)
Rankings reflect the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Top 25 Poll
RV = receiving votes in the poll
T1. Calum Hill (Western New Mexico) 69-69=138 (-6)
Justin Wiles (Chico State) 71-67=138 (-6)
Greg Robarge (CSU-San Bernardino) 69-69=138 (-6)
T4. Mathias Schjoelberg (Arizona State) 70-70=138 (-4)
Taylor Hood (CSU-San Bernardino) 68-72=140 (-4)
Alistair Docherty (Chico State) 69-71=140 (-4)
Tobias Eden (Arizona State) 72-68=140 (-4)
T12. Marc Johnson 73-69=142 (-2)
T25. Zach Tucker 73-73=146 (+2)
T43. Brad Hager 75-74=149 (+5)
Brent Williamson 73-76=149 (+5)
T64. Tyler Green 75-77=152 (+8)