Southeastern got off to a good start at the NSU Golf Classic in Broken Arrow, Okla., but fell back slightly in its second round and is currently tied for sixth in the 16-team tournament featuring teams from the Great American Conference and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
The Savage Storm opened with a 303 in the first round and were in third place all alone, however the team came in from the second round five-shots higher at 308 and that coupled with a couple strong second round outings by rivals left SE tied for sixth with a two round tally of 611, just nine strokes off the lead.
The par-72 Emerald Falls Golf Course has played quite hard for the field which features a sampling of some of the best teams from two of the three conferences that make up the Central region.Â The course gave up just three sub-300 team scores in 36 holes and the tournament's individual leader is doing so at a one-over-par 145 after two rounds.
Greyden Blevins is Southeastern's low man on the scoreboard with a consistent first day, opening with a 75 and finishing the day with a 73 to fire a 148 and is tied for fifth just three strokes off the lead.
Maros Sevilla Suarez also improved form the first to the second round opening with a 77 before finishing with a 74 to finish the day at 151 in a tie for 21st.
Jeff Hunter was three shots behind Sevilla after a 74 followed by an 80 for a day one 157 and is tied for 28th.
Robert Perry is tied for 49th after the first day after shooting a 77 and following it with an 81 for a 158.
Ash Alstadt rounded out SE's team members with back-to-back scores of 81 and his 162 is tied for 65th.
Matt McIntosh made the trip north as well and had a solid first day playing as an individual, firing a one-under 71 in the first round and sitting in tie for first after 18 holes, but slipped to a 78 in the second round and finished the day at 149 in a tie for 10th.
SE is tied with Lindenwood out of the MIAA, with both schools one shot
Host Northeastern State and fellow MIAA member Central Missouri were leading after 36 holes with scores of 602, while Arkansas Tech was in third at 603.
Harding was three shots back of the Storm in eighth with a 614, followed by Henderson State at 615 and a tie for 10th between Fort Hays State and Washburn at 629.
East Central shot 631 and was in 12th, followed by Southern Nazarene's 640, Southwest Baptist's 641, Ouachita Baptist's 642 and Pittsburg State's 656.
Southeastern will tee off its final round when Alstadt goes off the first tee at 8 a.m., followed by Perry, Hunter, Sevilla and Blevins in 10 minute increments.Â The Storm will be playing in threesomes with golfers from Harding and Henderson State.