FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 14 University of Arkansas men’s golf team concludes its regular season schedule this weekend against a difficult field at the Aggie Invitational in Bryan, Texas. Hosted by SEC rival Texas A&M at the Traditions Course, the 12-team field includes nine top 25 teams nationally and all 12 participants are among the top 45 in the country.
The Razorbacks are coming off one of their better scoring events of the year when they shot nine-under par as a unit at the Don Puckette National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Ariz., two weeks ago. That event was preceded by a team title at the General Hackler Championship and has Arkansas playing its best golf of the year. Junior Sebastian Cappelen leads the squad in stroke average at 72.77 per 18 holes, but is trailed closely by sophomore Thomas Soresnsen who is averaging 72.88. In his last two tournaments, Sorensen has a pair of top 5 finishes and rounds of 67 and 68.
Joining Cappelen and Sorensen on the course this weekend are senior Austin Cook, junior Joe Doramus, and freshmen Taylor Moore and Nicolas Echavarria. Cook continues to play fundamentally solid golf and has placed in the top 18 in each of the last three tournaments and six of the last seven.
The Aggie Invitational should give Arkansas a feel for the level of competition that it will see at its upcoming championship events, the SEC, NCAA Regional and NCAA Championships. Along with Arkansas, No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 Washington, No. 5 UCLA, No. 10 Duke, No. 13 Oklahoma State, No. 15 LSU, No. 21 Kent State, No. 23 Texas A&M, North Texas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech are all scheduled to compete for the team title. The Aggie Invitational field rivals that of the competition that Arkansas saw at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in late October, a tournament that the Razorbacks played well in.
Teams at the Aggie Invitational will begin the first of 36 holes on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 a.m. The 54-hole event concludes on Sunday, April 7, with 18 holes set to start at 7:30 a.m.