HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. — Southeastern Oklahoma State’s Zach James picked up his second straight individual title and fifth of the season after out-dueling a group of Great American Conference rivals in helping the Savage Storm to a second-place finish in the Natural State Golf Classic.
Southeastern carded a 564 score over two rounds, finishing eight shots behind Henderson State. The Savage Storm opened with a 280, which tied for the lead, and fired a 284 in round two to slip to second.
James, a Whitesboro native, opened play with the tournament’s low round, a 65, and followed with a 69 for a 134, winning the title by one stroke over Henderson State’s Cameron McRae.
Hayden Foster, a Pottsboro native, posted a top-10 finish, carding back-to-back rounds of 70 to fire a 140 and tie for sixth.
Jordan Holifield and Bryce Hughes each tied for 14th as Holifield opened with a 73 and adding a 72 and Hughes went 72-73 as they finished with matching 145s.
Ryan Ward rounded out the five-man squad with a 150 after carding rounds of 74 and 76 to tie for 23rd.
Ruben Figueiredo, playing as an individual, posted a 70 and followed it up with a 75 to finish with a 145 and tie for 14th.
Southeastern will play in the Great American Conference Championship on April 14-16.