WINGATE, N.C. — Northeastern State men’s golf moved up one place on the leaderboard to finish sixth at the Hargett Memorial Invitational Tuesday.
For the second straight round, NSU turned in the lowest team score and, despite a three-hour rain delay, turned in a 297. The RiverHawks shot a three-round total of 895 (307-291-297).
Tulsa native Carlos Gomez recorded his second consecutive top-five finish and tied for fourth place with a 220 (74-72-74). Ryan Morant matched Gomez on the course Tuesday and turned in his best tournament performance to finish tied for 15th (79-71-74=224), while Brayden Strickland tied for 17th with a score of 225 (78-73-74).
Northeastern State finished with the fourth-most pars (154) and led all teams with five eagles.
In a tightly contested tournament, NSU was just eight strokes off champion Erskine College that finished with an 887.
Next, NSU will travel to Topeka, Kansas, for the Washburn Invitational March 22-23.
NSU women’s team claims third at Hargett Memorial
WINGATE, N.C. – Northeastern State ended a soggy day where it started, in third place at the Hargett Memorial Invitational. The RiverHawks shot six strokes better in the second round, with a pair of RiverHawks placing in the top-10.
Battling a wet course and a storm delay, NSU turned in the second-lowest team score Tuesday with a 311. The RiverHawks turned in a two-day total of 628 and nearly caught second place on the leaderboard. Wingate edged out the RiverHawks for runner-up, with No. 4- rankedLimestone taking top honors with a 603 score.
Limestone golfers had all five of their bags inside the top-six. NSU’s Kaylee Petersen tied for sixth at 156 (79-77). Aitana Hernandez finished ninth at a 157 (74-83). Yasmin Hang was a shot back of Hernandez tied for 11th overall, scoring a 158 (80-78).
The RiverHawks have finished in the top-three in their last three events and will be idle for a week before traveling to St. Joseph, Mo., for the Holiday Inn Express Women’s Spring Regional Preview on March 29-30.