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Fort Hays State junior Trey Herman closed out his 2013-14 season at the Midwest/Central Regional on at the Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Mo. Herman finished in a tie for seventh at 5-over par for the three-round tournament. Herman was the third-best individual in the standings not on a team advancing to the NCAA Championships, but only the top two individuals advance.

Herman started Wednesday in a tie for 32nd at 7-over par and saw that total balloon to 9-over after two bogeys in his first three holes (he started on the back nine for the second straight day). But he did not go quietly as he quickly caught fire by posting an eagle 3 at the par-5 13th hole. After a par at 14, he knocked in back-to-back birdies at the par-3 15th and par-5 16th. He finished his first nine of the day at 2-under par on a back nine that he had played 8-over par through the first two rounds.

Herman had made four straight pars until carding his third bogey of the day at the 3rd hole, but then back-to-back birdies at the par-4 5th and the par-5 6th pushed his round to 3-under par. Unfortunately, another bogey at the 7th hole pushed his round back to 2-under and he made par at the final two holes, carding a round of 70.

When he finished his round, Herman had gained 12 spots from 32nd to 20th. He got in the clubhouse early and watched a majority of the field come back to him and he moved all the way up to a tie for seventh by the end of the day, a gain of 25 spots in the standings.

Unfortunately Herman's big climb in the standings was not quite enough to get to the NCAA Championship, as only the top two individuals in the standings on teams that did not qualify move on. Michael Colgate of Nebraska-Kearney won the tournament at 4-under par overall and Marcos Sevilla of Southeastern Oklahoma State finished third at 1-over par overall. They will be the two advancing to the NCAA Championship site as individuals. Herman and Ross Miller of Minnesota State-Mankato tied for seventh at 5-over par. They rounded out the top four individuals not on qualifying teams.

Teams that moved on to the NCAA Championships include Malone University, Central Missouri, Saginaw Valley State, and Central Oklahoma.

Herman finished the tournament with rounds of 74 (+2), 77 (+5), and 70 (-2). He had a very successful year triggered by his success at the Kansas Amateur last summer, where he topped a very talented field in stroke play, earned the No. 1 seed for match play, and finished as a semifinalist. He finished second in the MIAA Individual Point Standings this season and earned All-MIAA honors. Second is the highest any Tiger has ever finished in the MIAA point standings. Herman will look to carry this success into his senior year of 2014-15.