Tucker shoots par, sits in second place in Missouri

From NSU Sports Information

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Northeastern State men’s golf team fired its lowest individual round of the season Monday afternoon to currently sit in a tie for seventh at the Missouri Western State Invitational. The tournament is being played at the par-71, 6,582-yard St. Joseph Country Club.

Junior Zach Tucker leads the way for the RiverHawks, as his even-par day of 142 (70-72) is good for a second-place tie. The two-round total was the second lowest of his career, and he currently sits five strokes back of Central Oklahoma’s Eric Kline, who leads the way at 137 (67-70).

Tucker is tied for second with Ryan Buerk of Missouri Southern (75-67) and UCO’s Russ Puser (72-70).

Senior Jacob Bartel is tied for 21st after starting the tournament 5-over (74-73=147), while fellow senior Kyle Fouts is tied for 31st at 7-over (77-72=149). Freshman Jackson Hess is tied for 74th (82-76=158) and junior Jordan Perceful is alone in 82nd (81-79=160).

The RiverHawks opened with rounds of 302 and 293 to sit at 595 overall and +27 for the tournament. The second round mark was the lowest of the season and the best collective team total for NSU since a 288 in the final round of the 2012 Dave Falconer Memorial Invitational last March.

Central Oklahoma leads the way at 566 (283-283), Arkansas Tech is second (303-280=583), Washburn is third (293-293=586), and Central Missouri (300-290=590) and Missouri Southern are tied for fourth (298-292=590).

The final round will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

MWSU INVITATIONAL – Opening Rounds
Oct. 15, 2012 at St. Joseph, Mo.
(par-71, 6,582-yard St. Joseph Country Club) 

Team Results
1.     Central Oklahoma                            283-283=566 (-2)
2.     Arkansas Tech                                 303-280=583 (+15)
3.     Washburn                                        293-293=586 (+18)
4.     Central Missouri                              300-290=590 (+22)
        Missouri Southern State                 298-292=590 (+22)
6.     Minnesota State                               305-288=593 (+25)
7.    Northeastern State                         302-293=595 (+27)
        Pittsburg State                                 303-292=595 (+27)
9.     Augustana College                           303-296=599 (+31)
10.  Winona State                                    303-297=600 (+32)
11.  Missouri Western State                  306-295=601 (+33)
12.  Rockhurst University                      301-302=603 (+35)
13.  Minot State                                       315-298=613 (+45)
14.  Minnesota-Crookston                     314-302=616 (+48)
15.  Concordia-St. Paul                           308-310=618 (+50)
        Lincoln                                              319-299=618 (+50)
17.  Sioux Falls                                        319-300=619 (+51)
18.  Bemidji State                                    315-307=622 (+54)
19.  Upper Iowa                                      318-306=624 (+56)
20.  Wayne State College                        341-334=675 (+107)

NSU Individuals
T-2.     Zach Tucker                           70-72=142 (E)
T-21.   Jacob Bartel                           74-73=147 (+5)
T-31.   Kyle Fouts                              77-72=149 (+7)
T-74.   Jackson Hess                          82-76=158 (+16)
82.       Jordan Perceful                     81-79=160 (+18)

Top-5 Individuals
1.         Eric Kline (Central Oklahoma)               67-70=137 (-5)
2.         Zach Tucker (Northeastern State)     70-72=142 (E)
            Ryan Buerk (Missouri Southern)          75-67=142 (E)
            Russ Puser (Central Oklahoma)            72-70=142 (E)
5.         Greg Werner (Minnesota State)            71-72=143 (+1)
            Jason Purdy (Arkansas Tech)                74-69=143 (+1)
            Nathan Hoefflin (Washburn)                 72-71=143 (+1)

 

Cedrique Flemming is the Sports Information Director at Northeastern State University.