FORT SMITH, Ark. — Northeastern A&M was sixth following the first day of the Arkansas-Fort Smith Invitational, held at Hardscrabble Country Club.
The Norsemen posted a 335. That was four shots behind Arkansas-Monticello and six shots off the pace of Central Baptist College of Conway, Ark.
Seminole State led Arkansas-Fort Smith by two strokes, 300-302.
Harding University in Searcy, Ark., was third at 315.
Western Oklahoma was seventh behind NEO at 341 and Des Moines (Iowa) Area Community College had a 348.
“I think we will play better Tuesday,” NEO coach Larry Clay said. “This is not an easy course.”
Nolan Couch and Chad Langley led the way for NEO, each shooting an 82 on the par-70 course.
Tanner Langley had an 84 while Calvin Becker shot 89.
Steven Cate had NEO’s “throwaway” score, a 100.
“If Nolan and Calvin shoot what they’re capable of doing (around 75), that’s 20 shots and we’re talking about a score of 317.”
The Norsemen posted a 317 during a Sunday practice round.
A quadruple-bogey 7 on a par 3 and four double bogeys helped balloon Tanner Langley’s score.