WICHITA, Kan. — Southeastern Oklahoma State picked up its first tournament championship of the year after carding a final-round 289 at the Newman Fall Invitational to finish one stroke ahead of Central Oklahoma on Tuesday.
Zach James, a Whitesboro native, added his first individual title of the season and his second as a member of the Savage Storm.
Southeastern finished with a three-round score of 891, one shot ahead of UCO’s 892. Arkansas-Ft. Smith checked in third with an 894 with Rogers State fourth and Dallas Baptist fifth.
James fired his second-straight round of 70 and finished with a tournament total of 214, finishing two shots ahead of UCO’s Nick Pierce and UAFS’s Chris Eckes who tied for second.
Hayden Foster, a Pottsboro native, turned in his best round of the tournament on Tuesday with a 72 and finished with a 223 for the event and placed seventh.
Sam Berry matched Foster’s 72 in the final round and finished with a three-round tally of 226 to finish tied for 13th.
Ruben Fiqueiredo was next with a 76, which put him at 229 for the tournament in a tie for 25th.
Ryan Woods rounded out the squad with a 75, which put him at 236 for the week in a tie for 48th.
Cody Darling led a trio of Storm players as individuals and posted a 73 on his final 18 holes to finish with a 229 in a tie for 25th.
Trevor Proctor was next in line and posted a 75 on the final day to finish tied for 34th with a 231.
Bryce Hughes rounded out things with a 233 thanks to a final round 71, finishing tied for 39th.