LOS CABOS, Mexico –
Highlighted by a three-under par 68 from Ben Hogan Award Watch List member Sebastian Cappelen
, the No. 15 Arkansas men’s Golf team fired its lowest round on the final day of the Querencia Cabo Collegiate to finish in seventh place.
The Razorbacks bested their second round score from Monday by nine strokes with a 287 on Tuesday, good for the second-best score by the field of 14 on the day. Arkansas started the day in eighth place but was able to move up into seventh with a three-day scorecard of 299-296-287.
No. 16 Houston (863) entered the final round with a four-stroke lead and was able to fend off No. 1 Alabama (864) for the team title by one stroke. Baylor (870) finished third, Kentucky (872) fourth and No. 18 Vanderbilt (875) and SMU tied for fifth place.
Cappelen’s 68 was the lowest round of the day by the field of 78 players and also equaled his season-low. Keyed by back-to-back birdies to end his round, Cappelen jumped 15 spots on the leaderboard to finish in a tie for eighth place, good for his fourth top 10 of the year. The Denmark product put together a 73-75-68/216, extending his counting scores streak to 24 while recording his 12th under-par round of the year.
Redshirt sophomore Kolton Crawford
earned his first top 20 finish of the year by tying for 18th after a final round 74. Crawford was Arkansas’ low-man on the first day with an even-par 71 and produced a 75 in round two. It marked the sixth time this year that Crawford has supplied a counting score in all three rounds.
Sophomore Taylor Moore
just missed his third straight top 20 finish, carding a final round 74. Moore, who earned SEC Golfer of the Week earlier in the spring, tied for 24th place with rounds of 75, 73 and 74 that featured a team-best 40 pars. Redshirt senior William Meason
provided the final counting score on the day with an even-par 71, good for his best round of the tournament. Meason improved his score each round, carding a 80-77-71/228 to tie for 48th. Arkansas’ low-man on Monday, sophomore Nicolas Echavarria
followed his 73 with a 76 on Tuesday and finished in a tie for 60th position (229).
After three tournaments in three straight weeks to open the spring, Arkansas will have 20 days before it takes the course again in Florida. The Razorbacks will host The Floridian on Mach 24-25 at the Floridian Golf Course in Palm City, Fla. More information on the event will be available in the upcoming weeks.
T8. Sebastian Cappelen
T18. Kolton Crawford
T24. Taylor Moore
T48. William Meason
T60. Nicolas Echavarria
71. Blake Biddle