RiverHawks take fourth at NSU Invitational

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MUSKOGEE – A late round slide cost the RiverHawks a runner-up finish at their home tournament on Tuesday afternoon.

Northeastern State shot 293 at the Muskogee Country Club and finished fourth overall with a 850 (274-283-293).  Freshman and Tulsa native Carlos Gomez finished tied for sixth carding a 208 (66-67-75) in his first tournament.

“The result wasn’t what we wanted to today,” said head coach Scott Varner.  “With that being said, we pride ourselves that this is the premier tournament in the Midwest, and several teams here have and will represent our region at nationals.  You have to be a good program to be sitting on top of the leader board here.”

“We played with four freshman and finished fourth. I’d say that speaks volumes to where we are as a program right now.”

Tahlequah’s Jax Johnson had NSU’s low round of the day with a 70 and finished tied for 17th with a 212.  Hunter Pennington carded a 217 (74-72-71) and Tyler Ashmanshot a 219 (70-72-77).

Grant Hynes rounded out the RiverHawks’ group with a 221 (69-72-80).

Lindenwood pulled away from the field in the final round and shot a six-under to win by 15 shots with a tournament all-time low 831.  Central Missouri and Arkansas Tech both were tied for second place.

ATU’s Francois Jacobs finished as the individual medalist with a 12-under, 201.

Garrett McDaniel shot a 224 (73-76-760) and Griffen Matthias had a 235 (81-77-77) playing as individuals.

Northeastern State will return to action on Sept. 30 for a three round tournament hosted by Henderson State.

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