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Arkansas still in 2nd place

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas still in 2nd place

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ST. SIMON ISLAND, Ga.-The 12 teams of the SEC once again took to the Frederica Golf Course on Saturday to battle it out for the 2009 SEC Championship Title. The top three places the leader board remained unchanged in day two.The No. 1 ranked Georgia shot a 7-under 281 adding to the previous 282 to produce a 13-under 563 for both rounds. The University of Arkansas men’s golf team held onto second place with a 5-uner 283, to end at 3-under 573. The University of Florida is four strokes behind Arkansas with a 1-over 577(292-285).“It is tough to beat the No. 1 team in the country when they are playing well,” head coach Brad McMakin said.Florida’s Billy Horschel moved up from a tie in second place to first place shooting a 9-under 135(68-67). The former leader, University of Kentucky’s Jordan Blann fell into second with a 7-under 137(67-70).Arkansas golfer David Lingmerth moved from a tie in fourth to a tie to a tie in third with a 5-under 139(70-69). Andrew Landry jumped four places to a tie at 12th with an even par 144(73-71). Ethan Tracy trailing by two strokes tied for 18th with a 2-over 146(74-72). Jamie Marshall carded a 3-over 147(76-71) to tie at 21st place. Jason Cuthbertson finished at a tie for 24th with a 4-over 148(73-75).“We played well again. The guys are playing great,” McMakin said. “The wind didn’t blow quite as much as we would have liked it to, but we turned in one of the best scores of the day.”McMakin hopes the team will finish in the top three in the final round of the Championship.“We could use a little help from Mother Nature out there tomorrow, but the forecast says it should be perfect,” McMakin said. “We are just looking for a strong finish tomorrow. Obviously, it would take something of a miracle to win it.”The final round will be played on Sunday. Jason Cuthbertson is the first to tee off for Arkansas at 8:50 EST. Live scoring is available on golfstat.com



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