Matt Thomas, Sports Information Director
WICHITA, Kan. – Southeastern 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 at Crestview CC in Wichita, Kan.
Zach James added his first individual title of the season and his second as a member of the Savage Storm.
SE 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 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 in with a 76 on Tuesday which put him at 229 for the tournament in a tie for 25th.
Ryan Woods rounded out the squad with a 75 on the final day which put him at 236 for the week in a tie for 48th.
Cody Darling led a trio of SE players playing as individuals and posted a 73 on his final 18 holes to finish the event 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.