Arkansas Set to Play in Gary Koch Intercollegi
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Razorbacks will play in their third tournament of the fall campaign when they travel to Tampa, Fla., for the Gary Koch Intercollegiate on Oct. 11-12. This is the third-straight year Arkansas has competed in the tourney and the Hogs will have the opportunity to go up against highly ranked teams and several Southeastern Conference schools.
A total of 14 other schools will join UA on the 7,028-yard, par 72 Old Memorial Golf Course, including Central Florida (41), College of Charleston, Florida (8), Florida State, Georgia State (18), Kentucky (9), LSU, North Florida, Ole Miss (27), Ohio State, Tennessee (7), Toledo, South Carolina and South Florida.
In the past Arkansas has done well at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate, tying for runner-up honors in 2002 and finishing fifth in 2003. Arkansas head coach Mike Ketcham hopes to have another good showing in 2004 with sophomores Matt Bortis and Beau Glover, redshirt freshman Scotty Campbell and true freshmen Will Osborne and Allen McFerran taking to the course.
For Glover this will be his first tournament to compete in this season and he is looking forward to helping the team achieve success. Bortis, Campbell and Osborne have represented Arkansas in every tournament this year. Bortis has provided leadership to the very young squad and has the best stroke average (74.2). This will be McFerran’s second tournament and he was UA’s third man at the Notre Dame Invitational.
A practice round is scheduled for Sunday and the first two rounds will be played on Monday Oct. 11. A final round will be contested on Tuesday, Oct. 12. After the Razorbacks return from Florida they will have one last tournament before they conclude the 2004 fall schedule. The Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate in Baton Rouge, La., will take place on Oct. 24-26.
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