Arkansas golf opens in Maryland The University of Arkansas men’s golf team opens the 2008-09 season at the Maryland Collegiate hosted by Maryland at River Marsh Golf Club in Cambridge, Md. The two-day, 54-hole event takes place Sept. 6-7, on the par 71, 6,801-yard golf course.
Who do you face? Arkansas faces a talented field of mostly East Region opponents. They include: California (Pa.), College of Charleston, Georgia Southern, Georgetown, Kent State, Maryland, Navy, NC State, Old Dominion, Rhode Island, St. John’s, North Carolina, UNC Greensboro, Texas State, Virginia, VCU and William & Mary.
Razorbacks earn poll recognition The Razorback men’s golf team was awarded 22 points in the preseason Golf World/Nike Coaches poll it was announced last week. See the complete poll on page three.
Landry named “Player to Watch” For the second consecutive season, Arkansas senior Andrew Landry has been named to the Golf World “Top 50 Male Players to Watch” list for the upcoming season. The two-time All-American performer finished the 2007-08 season as the Razorbacks’ leader in scoring average and top-10 finishes. During his junior year, Landry was Arkansas’ top finisher in seven of 12 events played. He posted a scoring average of 72.83, seven top-10 finishes and a season-high finish of a share of second place at the Border Olympics last season. He led the Razorbacks to their first regional appearance since the 2004-05 season.
Landry earns All-America honor At year’s end, Andrew Landry was named to the honorable mention PING All-American team for the second time in his Arkansas career. Landry is the eighth Razorback to be named a two-time All-American. He was also named to the PING All-South Central region team. He is also a two-time All-SEC selection. In 26 events played at Arkansas, Landry has totaled 16 top-10 results and has a 72.5 scoring average. He had a career-best round of 65 and a low-54 hole total of 208, which he has equaled three times.
Landry makes run at Amateur Andrew Landry lost to Morgan Hoffmann, 2 & 1, in the round of 16 at the 2008 U.S. Amateur Championship at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Village of Pinehurst, N.C. Hoffmann, the second-ranked junior player in the country, posted a par on the 17th hole for the win. Landry and Hoffmann finished the first three holes of play all square before the Arkansas senior birdied No. 4. The PING honorable mention All-American maintained the advantage for three holes before Hoffmann evened the match with a birdie on the seventh. Hoffmann’s lead ballooned to 3-up on two occasions. Landry picked up a stroke on No. 16 when Hoffmann posted a bogey on the hole, but never got any closer.
Chavez earns academic honor Sam Chavez was named to the 2008 Southeastern Conference Freshman Academic Honor Roll as announced by the league office. Chavez is one of the Razorbacks’ 46 first-year student-athletes on the list. Chavez was an SEC All-Freshman team selection after posting three top-20 finishes, including a tie for 2nd place at the Border Olympics. He fired a career-low 65 in the second round of the event. Over eight events played, Chavez carded a 75.38 scoring average.
Landry plays the Palmetto Andrew Landry posted a final-round 74 to win the 33rd Annual Palmetto Amateur, finishing five shot ahead of second-place Zack Sucher. Landry finished the event with a one-under-par 279 at the par-70, 6,713-yard Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C. He was the only player to finish the tournament under par. Landry entered the final round with a six-shot lead over Ben Martin and Thomas Todd. He fired rounds of 68 and 67 during the second and third rounds, respectively. His three-under-par 67 in the third round featured six birdies. He opened the event with a first-round 70.
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