REDDIES, HSU’S HADDEN MAINTAINS LEADS AFTER TWO ROUNDS OF #theGAC MEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tuesday, 23 April 2024 07:31

REDDIES, HSU’S HADDEN MAINTAINS LEADS AFTER TWO ROUNDS OF #theGAC MEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

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BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Henderson State equalled the low team score of Monday’s second round and will enter the final round of the 2024 Great American Conference Men’s Golf Championships with a six-stroke advantage Harding. First-round leader Alex Hadden - from Henderson State - kept his three-stroke lead in the individual competition following a round of even-par 72 at The Club at Forest Ridge.

Hadden and his teammate, Nathan Cossement, registered two of three lowest rounds of the day as Cossement matched Hadden with an ever-par 72. Hadden made three birdies and three bogeys in his round. Cossement’s second round featured a 2-under front nine and two birdies over his final four holes. He made the biggest move up the leaderboard as he climbed 15 positions and into a tie for 11th. Miller Harris moved inside the top 10 to a tie for sixth following a 2-over round. Ethan Wilkins added a 6-over 78.

Led by Dennis Staykov’s 1-under 71, the Bisons passed Southern Arkansas for second place. Staykov’s round represented the best of the day. He made three birdies on the front nine, alternated birdies and bogeys between holes 11 and 16 and added a closing birdie on the par-5 18th hole. He sits second to Hadden on the individual leaderboard. GAC Player of the Year Sam Tandy fired a 3-over 75 to move up to a tie for sixth and Jose Arzu, the GAC Freshman of the Year, cut four strokes off his first-round score as a 1-over 73 positioned him in a tie for ninth. Jose Peralta shot a 5-over 77.

Three from SAU remained in the top 10. Caleb Miller and Logan McDonald shot matching 2-over 74s. Miller played the front nine in 1-under par while McDonald played his final four holes in 3-under, highlighted by an eagle on the 18th hole. Connor Harrington kept his position inside the top 10, a tie for sixth, after a 4-over 76.

Southwestern Oklahoma State moved up to fifth, followed by Arkansas Tech. The Bulldogs’ Sutton McMillian bounced back from an opening-hole triple bogey with three birdies in a four-hole, front-nine span. He joined Arzu in a tie for ninth. Tech’s Jackson Cole registered his second-straight 2-over 74 to own fifth place. He eagled the par-5 ninth hole.

Southern Nazarene ended Monday in sixth. Arkansas-Monticello and Northwestern Oklahoma State share seventh while Southeastern Oklahoma State took ninth.

Tuesday’s final round begins at 8:15 a.m. All men’s teams will return to the 10th tee to start their rounds..

 

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