HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Jordan Holifield came out of the gate on day one of the Great American Conference Championship at 1-over-par over two rounds and sits tied for fifth to help Southeastern into a fourth-place tie through 36 holes in Hot Springs, Ark., at the Hot Springs CC.
SE opened play with a 293 in round one and closed out the day with a 299 to finish with a two-round total of 592 which has them tied for fourth with Southwestern Oklahoma State with 18 holes to play Tuesday. Among other Oklahoma schools, Oklahoma Baptist is in seventh place, with Southern Nazarene in ninth and Northwestern Oklahoma State in 10th.
Arkansas Tech leads after day one with a 572, with Henderson State in second at 578 and Southern Arkansas third with a 588.
Holifield carded a 36-hole 145 with rounds of 72 and 73 which is currently tied for fifth one shot behind fourth place and six strokes off the lead.
Matthew O’Steen fired the team’s best opening round with a one-under 71 but hit some hard luck over the second 18 holes, carding a 78 to finish the day with a 149 in a tie for 18th.
Trent Zorgdrager opened the day with a 77 and improved in round to with a 73, while Dalton McGinnis opened with a 73 and turned in a 77 in round two. Both players are sitting tied for 22nd with a 150.
Justice Hartman rounded out the squad with scores of 79 and 76 for a 155 which is good for a tie for 35th.