WICHITA FALLS, Texas – Southeastern Oklahoma State rallied from seven strokes off the lead to win the Midwestern State Invitational by four strokes with a team tally of 884. The Savage Storm fired a third-round 288, besting their 289 from the second round, and moving from a tie for second with host Midwestern State and passing St. Mary’s for its first win of the season.
The win is also the first under new head coach James Chambers who needed just five tournaments at the helm to log his first victory.
Hayden Foster turned in his second-straight under-par round and earned All-Tournament status after finishing tied for fourth, carding a 2-under 70 in the final round to finish with a 219 for the event.
Ryan Woods matched the lowest round of the tournament, a 68 posted by Foster on Monday, and added that to his pair of 76’s to climb all the way into the top 10 and finish tied for seventh with a 220.
Sam Berry had his worst round of the week, carding a 78, but was still able to finish 11th with a three-round score of 222.
Trevor Proctor lowered his score for the second-straight round and posted an even-par 72 on Tuesday to climb into a tie for 22nd with a tourney score of 226.
Cody Darling rounded out the competitors with a 78 in the final round and finished with an event total of 239 to place in a tie for 73rd.
Nick Wren turned in his best round of the week with an 82 on Tuesday and closed out the tournament with a 257 to finish 97th.
The Storm bested St. Mary’s by four strokes, winning 884-to-888.
The top two separated from the pack though as third-place Arkansas-Fort Smith was 11 shots behind second with an 899.
St. Edward’s was fourth with a 900 while host MSU and Cameron were tied for fifth with scores of 901.
Senior Hagen Barmasse finished in second place to lead Rogers State to an eighth-place finish. The Hillcats ended the tournament with their best round at 297 to finish in eighth place with a three-round total of 908.
Barmasse, a redshirt senior from Houston, Texas, placed second for the third time this season. In the final round, Barmasse carded a 4-over-par 75 to finish at 2-over-par 215. With the second place finish, Barmasse earned all-tournament honors. He was at his best in the first round with a 3-under-par score of 68, the best score of the tournament. Barmasse fired a 1-over-par 72 in the second round yesterday. For the 54 holes, the Texan registered 10 birdies and 33 pars.
Junior Alex Marsh shot 72 for a three-round total of 16-over-par 229 and 34th place overall. Senior Eric Moore had a 74 and finished at 233. Patrick Bart shot 76 and 231.
Benjamin Arnett of StMU took the individual title at 3-under-par 210 for the three rounds. He shot a 1-under-par 70 today in the final round.
Oklahoma Christian moved up a spot Tuesday in the final round of the Midwestern State Invitational, finishing in a tie for ninth in the 18-team field.
OC posted a team score of 301 and closed the three-round tournament at 917.
The Eagles’ top finisher was sophomore Alejandro Valenzuela, who tied for 19th in the 99-man field. He shot a 5-over-par 76 in the final round on the 6,882-yard course to close at 225. Benjamin Arnett of St. Mary’s was the individual winner at 210.
Another OC sophomore, Manuel Hernandez, led the Eagles on Tuesday with a 74 and tied for 34th at 229. Sophomore Juan Pallach and freshman Michael Robinson tied for 45th at 232, as Pallach shot a 75 and Robinson posted a 77.
Junior Zac Schaefer closed with a 76 to finish tied for 77th at 242. Sophomore Ethan Smith, playing as an individual, shot a final-round 82 and tied for 84th at 244.
The Eagles will wrap up the fall season on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, competing in the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational at Apple Rock Golf Course in Horseshoe Bay, Texas.