Redhawks finish ninth in final OVC tourney

Thursday, April 21, 2005

DECATUR, Ala. -- Southeast Missouri State's final golf tournament of the program's final season ended with the Redhawks finishing near the bottom at the Ohio Valley Conference Championship.

The three-day tournament concluded Wednesday at Burning Tree Golf Course.

The Redhawks finished ninth of 11 teams. Southeast shot a final-day 304 for a total of 900.

Samford won the event with a team total of 873.

Mark Schmitz and Brandon Couch tied for 28th with a 225 to lead Southeast. Brian Sheehan finished 31st with a 226, Zach Decker was 38th with a 230, and Matt Hillis finsihed 41st with a 232.

Bradley Palmer of Samford was the top individual with a 213.

Hillis was named to all-OVC first team.

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