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10 strokes from the lead Hogs in 5th

BY ANDRES FOCIL
10 strokes from the lead Hogs in 5th

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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Oahu-The Razorback Men’s Golf Team took to the course on Thursday for the second round of the 33rd Annual John A. Burns Intercollegiate. The team did not fare as well, dropping back to fifth place, but only 10 strokes behind first place with a 10-under 566(284-281). Leading the day’s event was once again the University of Arizona who ended the day at a 20-under 556(276-280). The University of New Mexico followed by six strokes with a score of 562(277-285). Texas A&M made a dramatic leap from the first round at No. 9 to No. 3, by shooting the team low for the day at 278. The University of Nevada fell into fourth place one stroke above Arkansas with 565(284-281).Head Coach McMakin said of the day’s play, “It was a bad day starting out, but we were able to move past that. Playing the hard holes well and easy ones poorly; we missed some of our scoring opportunities. The short games are hurting, but our ball-striking ability has held out.” Further complicating what McMakin considers mediocre performance was the weather, with wind continuing to blow hard throughout the tournament. “Our play was not that bad, it was average. The wind blew a lot, but fortunately the course is playing a little harder this time around with the amount of rain we have seen.”Freshman Ethan Tracy shot a 71 for the day to put him four strokes under par for the tournament and tied for 15th place with fellow Razorback Andrew Landry, who shot 70 in both rounds.“Ethan is playing well the freshman is kind of holding this thing together for the team going into the final round. Hopefully it will spur the others guys to perform like they are capable,” McMakin said.Allen McFerran, currently tied at No. 31, shot a 73 for the day but is still 1-under for the event. David Lingmerth followed by a stroke in a tie at No. 37. Jamie Marshall came in at par at 72 in round two to go 2-over for the tournament.While the Razorbacks go into the final round in fifth place, McMakin points out that his team has yet to do what they usually do in every tournament, have a good round. “We are only 10 strokes back, something that is minimal in team golf, but we still haven’t had our hot round of golf. Considering we typically have one really good day in most tournaments, maybe that round will be tomorrow. For more coverage of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate logon to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

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