Reddies win HSU Invitational for fourth straight year

HSU Sports
David Salley

MOUNTAIN HOME — Henderson State put up the low-round of the HSU Invitational on Tuesday, to take the title in its home event for the fourth-straight year.

The Reddies, who carded a third round team score of 291, were led by Kevin Boutier, who shot 3-over-par 75 on Tuesday to win the individual championship by two strokes with a three-round score of 218. The win is the first of Boutier’s career. His previous best finish was at the 2017 Rattler Invitational, where he tied for fourth overall.

Cameron McRae shot 1-under-par 71 in the final round, the lowest score for the Reddies on the day, to finish tied for fourth overall in the event. Both Mitchell Ford and Trey DePriest also placed in the Top-10 as individuals for Henderson. Ford turned in an 8-over-par 80 in the third round to finish seventh overall with a score of 227, while DePriest carded his best round of the tournament on Tuesday — an even-par 72 — to wind up in a tie for eighth place. Nick Shapiro, the Reddies’ final scorer, also saved his best round of the event for last, and shot 1-over-par 73 for the day to finish tied for 19th.

Playing as an individual, Adam Schoettler wound up tied for eighth overall with a score of 228, which included a 3-over-par 75 on Tuesday. Francisco Maciel, who shot 229, and Christian Woods, who carded a 231, also competed as individuals and finished tied for 14th and 21st, respectively.

Henderson’s three-round score of 888 bested second-place Southern Arkansas by 14 strokes. The Reddies have now won their spring event every year since 2014-15.

McRae and Ford led the Reddies in birdies at the event, with both sinking nine over the course of the three rounds, while Boutier made par on a tournament-high 42 holes.

The Reddies next event comes on April 16 and 17 when they travel to Heber Springs, Arkansas, to compete in the Red Apple Inn Invitational, hosted by Harding.


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