Shelnutt’s 66 lifts NSU, UCO paced by Armstrong in Tiger Classic

HAYS, Kan. – Northeastern State is in third place and Central Oklahoma in fourth following the first day of competition in the Tiger Classic Monday.
The RiverHawks are going against an All-MIAA field in their final regular season tournament before next week’s postseason championship in Kansas City, Mo.   NSU scored a 585 (298-287) climbing up two spots from fifth in the morning session.

This was the first time in four events this spring that the RiverHawks were able to get 36 holes in a day without weather interruptions.

Ty Shelnutt fired off the second lowest round of the day with a 66 in the afternoon and he is in second place carding a 141.  Shelnutt trails Central Missouri’s Alex Springer by four shots after Springer shot a course record 61 in the afternoon round.

Tate Williamson is one shot back tied for third with a 142 (70-72). He leads the field with nine birdies, and shot a 3-under on par-4s.

Garrett McDaniel is tied for 27th place scoring a 149 (75-74), Navid Majidizadeh carded a 155 (78-77), and Bryce Newton was three shots behind Majidizadeh (83-75).

The RiverHawks are five shots behind Lindenwood for second with Central Missouri holding a 20 stroke lead.

The final round of the tournament will start on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. with the final group teeing off at 10:20 a.m.

Crago had seven birdies on the day and Armstrong had five to rank among the individual leaders in that category.

Eli Armstrong paced a balanced attack that has Central Oklahoma in fourth place. The Bronchos fired rounds of 290-296 for a 586 total after two trips around the par-72 Smoky Hill Country Club.  Central Missouri is in control of the 11-team tourney heading into Tuesday’s final round at 560, followed by Lindenwood (580), Northeastern State (585), UCO and Nebraska-Kearney (596).

Armstrong is tied for 12th in the individual standings after shooting 72-74 for a 2-over-par 146 total.  Cody Troutman (75-72) and Holden Crago (71-76) were tied for 16th at 147, while Nick Pierce (72-76) was at 148 and Alexander Hughes (75-74) at 149.

Wesley Jackson (75-73) and Alberto Ruiz-Nava (76-72) were both at 148 competing as individual medalists.

R1 R2 Total To Par
1 Central Missouri 287 273 560 E
2 Lindenwood 296 284 580 +20
3 Northeastern State 298 287 585 +25
4 Central Oklahoma 290 296 586 +26
5 Nebraska – Kearney 312 284 596 +36
6 Missouri Western State 297 304 601 +41
7 Fort Hays State 305 297 602 +42
8 Washburn 301 302 603 +43
9 Southwest Baptist 308 302 610 +50
10 Missouri Southern State 317 309 626 +66
11 Lincoln 312 318 630 +70
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