NSU’s fourth leads state schools in Dave Falconer Classic

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Final Results

DANVILLE, Ark. – Northeastern State shot a final-round 291 to finish fourth at the tightly-contested Dave Falconer Classic at Chamberlyne Country Club on Tuesday.  The RiverHawks scored a 591 (300-291) and were five shots off the lead but in contention until the last four holes.

Lindenwood took the overall team title with a 586 (298-288) and edged Henderson State by one shot.  Arkansas Tech’s Jay Trusty who was playing as a medalist won the individual title with a 139 (70-69).

NSU was led Tate Williamson, who shot a 4-under 68 and finished tied for ninth with a 145.

“Came down to the last four holes but we definitely took a step forward overall, said head coach Scott Varner.  “Good to be in that position and good to go to the scoreboard with the possibility of a win. Now we have to take the final step and finish those four holes solid.

“We were close today, and we had one player throw four shots on the last five holes…everybody else finished reasonably solid.  Tate (Williamson) was outstanding and he did what you want a senior to do with the tournament on the line.  He shot 4-under and birdied two of his final four holes.  Proud of freshman Navid Majidizadeh, he is getting better and better…competes with great courage, especially for a freshman.

Majidizadeh and Marc Johnson both finished tied for 17th place with matching 147s.  Johnson shot a 73, on Tuesday, while Majidizadeh scored a 75.

Ty Shelnutt scored a 153 (78-75) and was tied for 39th, and Garrett McDaniel was two shots back in a tie for 54th place scoring a 77 and 78.

Cameron entered the second round in a tie for the lead, but dropped into fifth place.

Cameron matched its first round score of 296 during their final round to card 592 overall, which was 16-over par. On Monday, the Aggies’ score was good enough to tie them for first with Tiffin University.

Daniel Nielsen led Cameron with a second place individual finish at 2-under 142 (71-71). Dario Gabriel tied for 17th place with a 147 (73-74). Finishing tied for 46th place was Mac Rochell (74-80) 154 and tied for 62nd was Niels Sorenson (85-72) 157, and Weston Ward (78+79) 157.

Southwestern Oklahoma State got a top-10 finish from Stefan Idstam, who led the Bulldogs to a seventh-place finish.

Kason Cook shot consecutive rounds of 77 to finish 10-over at the tournament while Seth Overstreet carded scores of 78 and 81, placing 79th at 15-over.

Rogers State men’s golf carded a 296 to hold onto a tie for eighth place at Chamberlyne Country Club on Tuesday.

The Hillcats shot a two-round total of 600 (304-296) to finish just 14 strokes out of first place.

Senior Hagen Barmasse carded a 1-under par 71 Tuesday for a two-day total of 143 to finish tied for third. The Houston, Texas native finished four strokes out of first place behind individual medalist Jay Trusty of Arkansas Tech.

Improving upon his opening round total by two shots, Eric Moore finished tied for 26th as the Tulsa native carded a 74 during the second round for a tournament total 150. Alex Marsh shot 76 matching Monday’s 76 for a total of 152 and a tie for 35th.

Sophomores Ewen Delample and Patrick Bart finished tied for 57th with a 156 total. Delample shot 81-75 while Bart carded rounds of 80 and 76.

Rogers State returns to competition on March 27-28 in Austin, Texas at the St. Edward’s Invitational held Onion Creek Golf Club.

Idstam fired rounds of 71 and 73 to finish at even par for the tournament with a stroke total of 144 to earn a share of fifth place. Marques Gomez shot back-to-back rounds of 75 to finish at six-over and tied for 26th place. Joby Gray shot an opening round of 80, but improved by seven strokes with a 73 on Tuesday and tied for 39th place at nine-over.

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