Riverhawks snap drought with tie for first in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. –  Northeastern State landed two eagles and a birdie on the last hole to surge into a first-place tie at the Warrior Invitational.

The RiverHawks shot a tournament-low 291 on Tuesday and carded a 598 on the par-72, 7062-yard Stallion Mountain Golf Club. Northeastern State tied with McKendree and Washburn, with the win being the first since March 26, 2012 (Dave Falconer Classic – Danville, Ark.).

NSU coach Scott Varner said it was a relief and a joy to get the first title in nine largely successful years which have been punctuated with many top-three finishes and post-season berths but no wins.

Carlos Gomez led NSU with a third-place finish, carding a three-under round on Tuesday good for a 70.   He would finish three-back of medalist with a 144 overall, earning his fifth career top-five.Brayden Strickland was tied for 12th overall with a 151 (77-74), Brett Wilcoxen jumped 20 positions on the leaderboard and placed tied for 34th with a 154 (80-74).

Kaden Armstrong and Gabe Replogle shot 155 and were tied for 40th.

The RiverHawks will remain in Las Vegas and have a day off before playing in the Aliante Desert Classic on March 10-11.

NSU Leaderboard
3. Carlos Gomez – 74-70 – 144 (E)

T12. Brayden Strickland – 77-74 – 151 (+7)
T34. Brett Wilcoxen – 80-74 – 154 (+10)
T40. Gabe Replogle – 76-79 – 155 (+11)
T40. Kaden Armstrong – 82-72 – 155 (+11)


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