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Arkansas Golfers 11th After First Round of SEC Championships; Bortis Tied for 13th

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas Golfers 11th After First Round of SEC Championships; Bortis Tied for 13th

SEA ISLAND, Ga.Arkansas junior Matt Bortis is tied for 13th after the first round of the SEC Championships at the Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course on Friday. Bortis fired a 1-over-par 71 to lead the Razorbacks that sit in 11th place as a team at 15-over-par 295.

Top-ranked Georgia leads the team race after shooting a 4-under-par 276 in the opening round. The Bulldogs lead second-place Alabama (E, 280) by four strokes and third-place Florida (+5, 285) by nine strokes.

Two Georgia Bulldogs are atop the leader board with Brian Harman leading the way with a three-under-par 67. Chris Kirk is in a tie for second place with 2-under-par 68.

Borits opened his first round with three pars before running into trouble on No. 4 and No. 5. He bogeyed the par-four fourth hole and followed that with a double-bogey on the par-five fifth. Bortis would rebound with a birdie on No. 8 to finish his front side at 2-over-par 37.

The Springfield, Mo., settled into a grove on the back side with a 1-under-par 34. Bortis opened with a birdie on No. 10 and proceeded to par the final eight holes.

Sophomore Scotty Campbell also turned in a solid round with a 2-over-par 72. He is tied for 19th place headed into Saturday’s second round. The only blemishes on Campbell’s round were bogeys on No. 2 and No. 17, while recording 16 pars.

Eric Shriver is tied for 42nd position after a 5-over-par round of 75 on Friday. Senior Josh Farrell is close behind in a tie for 51st at 7-over-par 77, while Will Osborne fired an 8-over-par 78.



Sports Category : Golf (M)