SE men’s golf rallies for second place finish

By Matt Thomas Southeastern

March 27, 2014

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Southeastern Oklahoma State University shot the best second-round total of the tournament and made a Day 2 move from sixth to second place with a two-round score of 603 at the 2014 Lions Classic in Fort Smith, Ark.

The Savage Storm posted the only second-round score under 300, firing a 298. That was an improvement of seven strokes from their first-round total of 305 that had left them in sixth place midway through the event.

Jeff Hunter turned in the best tournament of the Storm golfers, firing a 72 in the second round after a 75 to open the tournament. He finished with a 147 in a tie for third place.

Marcos Sevilla Suarez was only three shots back with a total of 150 after rounds of 74 and 76, earning a tie for 10th place.

Mason Horner turned in back-to-back rounds of 76 to finish tied for 14th with a 152.

Joey Schroeder finished two shots behind him after rounds of 80 and 74 to finish tied for 18th with a 154.

Matt McIntosh had a rough time on the second day, turning in rounds of 80 and 88 to card a total of 168 and finish tied for 57th.

Coleman Caldwell turned in a pair of 75s playing as an individual to finish with a 150 in a tie for 10th.

The second-place finish breaks a three-tournament streak of seventh-place finishes. It also comes against three other Great American Conference schools and a total field of 11 teams.

Cameron won the event with a 596, with Arkansas-Monticello finishing third behind SE with a 604.

Texas A&M-Commerce fired a 613 to finish fourth and Rogers State finished fifth with a 614.

The team will be back in action March 31 and April 1 when it travels to Heber Springs, Ark., for the Natural State Spring Golf Classic hosted by Harding.