NSU shoots 13-under to surge into third in Palm Valley Classic

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Northeastern State fired off a 13-under, 275 score in the final round of the RJGA Men’s Palm Valley Classic and surged to a third-place finish Tuesday.  The RiverHawks were 16-under-par through three rounds and carded an 848 score as a team.

Cameron, the other Oklahoma team in the 19-team field, finished tied for 14th. Colorado Christian won the event with a 54-hole score of 827, six shots better than Western New Mexico. NSU was third, 21 shots behind the leaders at 848.

Tuesday’s 275 is the fourth-lowest score for the Northeastern State men’s golf program and tied for second-lowest on a par-72 behind a 269 in the opening round of the 2009 Lone Star Conference Championship.  NSU scored 274 on a par-71 in 2018 at the Muskogee Golf Club and 273 at the Kickingbird Golf Club in Edmond (par-70).

Will Livermore led NSU in the final round with a 68, and took eighth place at 9-under 207 (68-71-68).   Gabe Replogle and Parker Rose were 3-under overall tied for 20th place

Brett Wilcoxen turned in a 68 and was tied for 28th shooting a 215 (71-76-68).  The junior landed 14 pars and had four birdies on the day.  Cole Waymire had a 228 (78-77-73) and was 96th on the leaderboard.

Tuesday’s tournament closes out the regular season for NSU as they will travel to Kansas City, Mo. for the MIAA Championship on April 15-17.

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