SOSU's James wins GAC Preview, team finishes 2nd

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Southeastern's Zach James fired three rounds in the 60's to win the individual title and pace the Savage Storm to a second-place finish at The GAC Preview at Lake Hefner GC in Oklahoma City.

James opened with a 65 in the first round before carding his worst round of the week, a 69 in round two. He rectified that by carding a tournament-best 63 in Tuesday's round to finish with a score of 197, finishing seven shots ahead of second place.

As a team, SE carded a first-round tally of 278 and followed it up with a 282 before closing out the event by matching the low round of 272 to finish at 832, three shots behind Southern Arkansas who won the team title.

Southeastern finished six shots up on Oklahoma Baptist who was in third, followed by Roger State and Southern Nazarene.

Jordan Holifield checked in next for the Storm in a tie for seventh with a 54-hole score of 209, firing a 72 to open on Monday before adding a 69 and a 68 in the final two rounds, respectively.

Hayden Foster was not far off that pace in a tie for 12th after carding rounds of 70, 72, and 69 to finish at 211.

Bryce Hughes followed up a three-round score of 218 after rounds of 71, 75, and 72 to finish 27th.

Ryan Ward was the final team member to finish with a 220 on rounds of 73, 72, and 75 to finish tied for 34th.

SE sent a pair of players who played as individuals, with Lenny Trotta leading that duo with a 225 on rounds of 78, 71, and 76 to finish tied for 41st.

Ryan Capps closed out the Storm competitors with a 54-hole score of 232 after carding rounds of 76, 77, and 79, finishing 51st.