FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Razorback golf team maintained its lead from day one to win the team title Saturday at the Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas. Arkansas finished five shots ahead of No. 24 Lamar to win its first team title since the Del Walker Intercollegiate in 2006. Freshman Sam Chavez and junior Andrew Landry earned a share of second place on the individual leaderboard to lead the Razorbacks. Four Arkansas golfers finished in the top 15 of the player standings.
The first-place result is the sixth top-five finish in eight events played this season for the Razorbacks. UA carded a 291 in the final round to finish the 54-hole tournament with a three-over-par 867 total. Arkansas improved on its seventh-place finish at last season’s Border Olympics. The second-place finish is a career high for Chavez and a season best for Landry who climbed nine spots, from 11th place, over the final 18 holes of play.
Chavez entered the day tied for fourth place. He shot a one-over-par 73 to move into second and finished the event with a two-under-par 214 total. Landry was two shots under par Saturday. The Razorback junior also posted a 214. In 22 events played during his Arkansas career, Landry has tallied 15 top-10 finishes, including eight results in the top five.
Sophomore David Lingmerth earned his sixth top-20 result of the season by finishing in a tie for 11th place with Houston’s Steven Frazier. Lingmerth finished the event three shots over par. The fourth finisher for the Razorback was junior Will Osborne who finished among a group of five golfers at 13th place. Osborne carded a four-over-par 220 to earn the third top-20 finish of his career.
Junior Jason Turner ended the tournament in a tie for 40th place. He posted a final round score of 74 to add to his 11-over-par 227 total score.
Colston Williams of Baylor claimed the individual title with a nine-under-par 207. He was the leader heading into the Saturday’s final round. The low round of the day belonged to the team from UT-Arlington which fired a final-round 286 and tied for fourth place with South Carolina-Aiken.
The Razorbacks will return to the course March 24-25 at the Duck Invitational in Eugene, Ore. Log on to www.hogwired.com for continued coverage of Arkansas golf.