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Arkansas fourth, Marshall third

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas fourth, Marshall third

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior Jamie Marshall finished third overall to lead the university of Arkansas men’s golf team to a fourth-place finish at the Jack Nicklaus in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday. Marshall was one of three Razorbacks to finish among the top 10 in the field, but a fantastic finish by Oklahoma State propelled the Cowboys to the team title.

Arkansas shot 14-over par as a team on the final day of competition to finish the tournament at 872, eight strokes behind Oklahoma State who were just four-over par on the day to move from second to first in the team standings.

"We had our chances on the course over the last two days and were in a very good position to win," Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin said. "Unfortunately, we were not able to get it done. We were the only school to have three players among the top 10 of the individual standings, but struggled at four and five. We’ll get back to work for a couple of days before we head out for our next tournament."

For the second consecutive day, Marshall recorded a score of two-over par to hang with the leaders. His round consisted of three birdies and five bogeys as he finished with a three-round tally of 212, one stroke off his season best which was good enough for the individual title at the Cabo Collegiate.

Junior Ethan Tracy fired another solid round for the Razorbacks at a team best one-over par on Tuesday afternoon. One-under at the turn, Tracy posted bogeys on both par three holes on the back nine to go along with seven birdies to finished the tournament tied for fourth. His score of 215 for the three-day affair is a season best and the lowest since he shot the same total at the Gopher Invitational to start the 2009-10 season. Coincidentally, he tied for fourth at that tournament as well.

Freshman Sebastian Cappelen rebounded from what was a bad second round in Cabo to tie for seventh in at the Jack Nicklaus. Shooting a seven-over par, 217, Cappelen posted Arkansas’ most consistent day as he shot par through 13 holes. Bogeys on 14, 15 and 17 put him at three-over par for the day. Cappelen’s tournament saw him capture one of just four eagles and his 34 holes of par tied for 10th among the 52-player field.

Sophomores Austin Cook and Josh Eure completed the Razorback field at the Jack Nicklaus with rounds of eight- and 10-over par, respectively. Cook failed to shoot under par on any hole on Tuesday leading to his eight-over while Eure posted a pair of birdies, but a quadruple bogey ruined his round.

The Razorbacks return to the course next Monday, Oct. 18, when they travel to the David Toms Intercollegiate in Baton Rouge, La. For more information regarding Razorback men’s golf or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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