HSU wins Battle for the Belt


HOT SPRINGS — Henderson State University took first place at the Battle for the Belt, shooting an 8-under 280 as a team for the day, to finish the tournament 9-under 855. Rounding out the top three, Harding University carded 5-over 869, and Union University shot 14-over 878.

Two-time GAC Player of the Week Nathan Cossement finished the tournament first on the individual leaderboard. The Wavre, Belgium native shot seven birdies and no bogeys to card a 7-under 65, ending the tournament 6-under 210.

Josh McNulty tied for third on the player leaderboard, shot a 3-under 69, finishing 2-under 214. McNulty tallied four birdies in the final round, propelling the junior up three spots from Monday. Sophomore Alex Hadden was tied for ninth individually, shooting a 1-over 217 over the three rounds. Hadden ended day two by shooting even-par 72 with five birdies.

Miller Harris shot a 2-over 74, finishing tied for 18th place. Harris recorded 4-over 220 score for the tournament with three birdies to close out the final round. Brady Perkins carded a 3-over 75 in the final round to end the tournament 11-over 227.

The Henderson State ‘B’ team ended the tournament in ninth, shooting a 19-over 307, tallying a 43-over 907 score after three rounds.

Simon McBride played his way into sixth place after recording a 1-under 71 for the day. The sophomore had four birdies and carded an even-par 216 for the tournament. Cooper Williams finished the afternoon 2-over 74, finishing the rounds 11-over 227.

Jacob Knowlton ended round three 7-over 79 and carded a 12-over 228 to place tied for 38th. Ratio Visuttipinate shot an 11-over 84 to finish in 51st place, recording a 20-over 236 to end the tournament.

The Reddies return to action when they tee off at the Arkansas Collegiate Tournament in El Dorado, Ark. on Oct. 10 and 11.

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