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Arkansas Golfers Head to Oregon for Duck Invitational

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas Golfers Head to Oregon for Duck Invitational

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Fresh off securing the team title in its last outing at the Border Olympics, the Razorback golf team will tee off Monday at the two-day Duck Invitational. Playing in its ninth event, Arkansas will be looking for it seventh top-five finish of the season. The event will take place on the par-72, 6,873-yard course at the Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell, Ore.

Junior Andrew Landry has played in each of Arkansas’ eight previous events and leads the team with a 72.29 scoring average. At the Border Olympics, he posted a season-best finish as he tied for second place with a two-under-par 214. On the season, Landry has posted six top-10 results and four rounds in the 60s, both figures also lead the team.

Like Landry, sophomore David Lingmerth has competed in all eight of the Razorbacks’ events heading into the Duck Invitational. He is second on the team with a 73.04 scoring average and two top-10 finishes. In his first season at Arkansas, Lingmerth has placed in the top 20 six times and tallied a season-best result at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate where he tied for fourth place. He finished in a tie for 11th place at the Border Olympics.

In the fourth event of his Razorback career, Sam Chavez tied for second place at the Border Olympics, a career-best result. The freshman from Hillsborough, Calif., moved into third on the team with a 73.92 scoring average after carding a two-under-par 214 in his last outing. Chavez has picked up two top-20 finishes in four events played this season.

Along with Landry, Lingmerth and Chavez, the Razorback lineup in the previous two events has included Will Osborne and Jason Turner. Osborne, a junior from Wichita Falls, Texas, earned a share of 13th place at the Border Olympics. Turner’s 74.06 scoring average is fourth on the UA team. The junior from Little Rock captured his first career win earlier this season at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate.

In the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, Arkansas has a No. 36 ranking. Other top-50 teams in the field are San Diego State (No. 35) and Oregon State (41). The rest of the field at the Duck Invitational includes Idaho, Northern Colorado, host-team Oregon, Pacific, Portland, UC Davis, Washington and Washington State.

Monday’s first round is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. CT as the first 36 holes will be played on day one. Log on to www.hogwired.com for complete results.



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