DANVILLE, Ark. – Southeastern golf recovered from a rough opening round to fire a final round 297 and jump three spots to finish fifth at the David Falconer Memorial Invitational played at the 7,047-yard, par 72 Chamberlyne Country Club in Danville, Ark.
The Savage Storm opened with a 319 on Monday and were tied for eighth after 18 holes.
SE recovered on Tuesday and shaved 22 strokes off its first round performance to climb into a tie for fifth with host Arkansas Tech.
The Storm had two players lead the charge on Tuesday with par-or-better rounds, as Jeff Hunter fired a one-under 71 and midseason newcomer Marcos Sevilla Suarez carded a 72.
Hunter used his day two, coupled with a 76 on the first 18 holes to finish in a tie for third individually after posting a two-round 147, just three strokes off the winning round.
Suarez used his 72 in the second round to recover from a rough first round in which he shot 82, with his combined 154 being good enough to finish tied for 17th.
Robert Perry was Southeastern’s most consistent player, posting back-to-back rounds of 78 to finish with a 156 in a tie for 28th.
Greyden Blevins also bounced back in round two, firing a 76 on the second 18 after shooting a team-high 84 on the first. His combined 160 placed him in a tie for 41st.
Christopher George posted an 80 in round two after an 83 in the first round to post a two-round score of 163 and finish tied for 48th.
George was matched by the lone Storm individual player as Carson Daniel fired an 80 followed by an 83 to finish with a 163 in a tie for 48th as well.
Midwestern State won the tournament with a two-day total of 594, while fellow Great American Conference foes Henderson State and Southwestern Oklahoma State finished second and third with totals of 602 and 603, respectively.
Missouri Southern State finished one-shot better than SE with a 615 in fourth place, while ATU’s “A” team finished tied with the Storm in fifth.
Fellow GAC rivals Southern Nazarene finished in ninth, while Ouachita Baptist and Southern Arkansas finished near the bottom of the tourney field in 11th and 12th.