NSU shares lead in MIAA Championship, UCO fourth, RSU fifth
BOLIVAR, Mo. – Northeastern State is tied with Washburn and Missouri Southern State heading into the final round today of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Golf Championship. The RiverHawks hold a 590 score after two rounds on the par-72 Silo Ridge Country Club.
Gabe Replogle leads the team with a 145 (69-76) and is in third place on the player leaderboard, just three back of the lead.
The RiverHawks dropped out of the lead after making the turn but played the final hole in 2-under to forge a tie. NSU’s 301 was the fifth-highest score in the ten-team field.
Carlos Gomez and Brett Wilcoxen are tied for sixth place, shooting a 148. Christian Yanovitch slipped five spots and is tied for tenth carding 149 (72-77). Ryan Morant is in 32nd place scoring a 154 (75-79).
Northeastern State has not won an MIAA Title in men’s golf; its best finish to date is second in 2019. The last time the program won a league championship was as a member of the Lone Star Conference in 2009.
The final round starts at 10:30 a.m. with the RiverHawks paired with Missouri Southern and Washburn.
Caleb Kimmel and Ross Taylor had a pair of 1-over-par 73s to lead Central Oklahoma in second-day play. The Bronchos shot a 297 to move up one spot in the team standings with a 596 total. Evan Griffith was a shot behind Kimmel and Taylor with a 74, while Bennett Baldwin and Kyle Hickey both shot 77.
Taylor offset a pair of front-nine bogeys with birdies on the par-4 fourth and par-5 sixth holes in making the turn at even-par 36. He bogeyed No. 11, got that stroke back with a birdie on the par-5 12th and then dropped back to one-over with a bogey on No. 17.
Taylor is fifth in the individual standings with a three-over 147 total.
Rogers State sit in sixth place after turning in a card of 599 (+23), nine strokes off the leaders.
Daniel Robles leads RSU in a four-way tie for 10th place after shooting 149 (+5). Elliot-Han Monteremal is one stroke back in a three-way tie for 14th with a card of 150 (+6). Tyler Collier is in a group of seven tied at 17th with a 151 (+7). Ty Nicar is right behind in a group of six tied at 24th with a 152 (+8), rebounding nicely in the second round with a 71 (-1). Tyler Cornwell rounds out the squad in a tie for 42nd with a 159 (+15).