SILVIS, Ill.—The NAIA National Championship stay was cut short for the Southeastern University men.
When the field was cut to the top 17 teams after 54 holes, the Fire were 25th, shooting 308 (+24) as a group in the third round.
However, senior Carlos Ardila will advance to the final 18 holes, placing among the top 40 individuals. Ardila posted a 1-under round of 70, posting 15 pars, a bogey, and two birdies.
“Today was a great day with a lot of chances to go low,” said Ardila. “The putts didn’t go in today, and I hope tomorrow they go.”
Ardila is in a tie for sixth, eight shots behind overall leader, S.M. Lee, of Dalton State.
Landry Miller bounced back from a rough round on Wednesday by carding a 74 on Thursday. The sophomore shot a one-under 35 on the back nine, recording eight pars and a birdie on 17. Miller finished the week with a 54-hole score of 233.
Jacob Soucinek picked up a pair of birdies on the back nine, finishing three-over and finished the day with a score of 81. The freshman finished his first nationals with a score of 227.
David Ramirez rounded out the scoring with his best round of the week at 83, posting his first birdie of the week on the Par 5 10th.
Ardila will tee off for the final round at 7:30 a.m. Central Time.
“Tomorrow will be a day where I have to worry about my own game,” said Ardila. “I need to stay with my routine and stay calm.”