Storm golf on the climb at Heart of America
by By Matt Thomas Southeastern
WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Southeastern shaved five strokes off its first round score of 298 and finished the second round with a 293 to climb from eighth with a 591 to sixth heading into the final round of the Heart of America Championship in Warrensburg, Mo.
The event is played at the 6,029 yard, par-71 Keth Memorial Golf Course in Warrensburg and is hosted by Central Missouri.
Jeff Hunter leads the Savage Storm with a 145 after two rounds, turning in a one-under 70 in the second round after shooting 75 in the first and is tied for ninth five shots behind the leader.
Matt McIntosh is behind him with a 148 after posting the most consistent day with back-to-back rounds of 74 to land in a tie for 27th.
Joey Schroeder and Robert Perry are tied for 37th at 150, with Schroeder firing a 76 followed by a 74. Perry on the other hand had SE’s low first round with a 73, but fired a 77 on his second 18.
Coleman Caldwell rounded out the Storm field with rounds of 78 and 75 and is tied for 58th with a 153.
SE climbed two spots from the first to the second round and is 13 strokes behind leader Central Missouri in the massive 20-team field that features teams from the Great American Conference, the MIAA and the Northern Sun.
Fellow GAC foe Arkansas tech is second with a 582, followed by Nebraska-Kearney at 585, Northeastern State at 586 and Lindenwood at 589.
Washburn sits three strokes behind SE with a 594, followed by Missouri Southern State at 595, Central Oklahoma at 596 and a B team from UCM tied with Lincoln at 597 round out the top 10.
Fellow GAC foes Ouachita Baptist and Arkansas Monticello are 17th and 18th, respectively with scores of 607 and 610.
The final round will commence on Tuesday morning.
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