MARBLE FALLS, Texas – The Rogers State men’s golf team shot a final round of 295 to move up in the standings at the Golfweek Fall Invitational on Tuesday at Horseshoe Bay Resort. The Hillcats closed the invite with a 54-hole score of 942 to finish in 15th place.
Oklahoma Christian went in the opposite direction Tuesday, shooting 323 to drop give spots. With a three-round score of 944, OC finished 73 shots behind the winner, West Florida, a team the Eagles were paired with last May during the NCAA Division II Championship in Denver.
For the fifth straight tournament, senior Hagen Barmasse led the Hillcats with a 20th place finish. In his final round, the native of Houston, Texas finished at 1-under-par 71 as he was 4-under-par on the back nine. Barmasse totaled a score of 7-over-par 223 after day one scores 78-74.
Matching Barmasse with a 71 was junior Alex Marsh. That came after rounds of 80-85 Monday. Senior Eric Moore shot 75, Patrick Bart 78 and Ewen Delample 90.
The Golfweek Fall Invitational was the final event for the RSU men’s golf team in the fall season. The Hillcats will be back in action in the spring.
OC’s top individual finisher was sophomore Alejandro Valenzuela, who placed 30th in the 90-man field at 226 after a final-round 7-over-par 79 on the 6,908-yard course, on which the Eagles played last April in the Heartland Conference Championship.
Junior Zac Schaefer fired a final-round 83 and tied for 52nd at 237. One shot behind him was sophomore Juan Pallach, who tied for 54th after shooting an 81 on Tuesday.
Freshman Michael Robinson’s 80 left him at 243 for the tournament, tied for 71st, and sophomore Manuel Hernandez finished 85th at 260 after a final-round 86.
West Florida’s Chandler Blanchet finished at 13-under 203 to win the individual title by seven shots over Eliott Azoulay of St. Edward’s (Texas).
OC will announce its spring golf schedule later this month.