NORMAN, Okla. – University of Arkansas sophomore William Buhl continued to pace the 15th-ranked Razorback men’s golf team in postseason action at the 2018 NCAA Norman Regional on Monday.
Buhl and the Razorbacks are tied for second after round one at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. Buhl is coming off a tie for third place at the Southeastern Conference Championships in late April and he opened play with a 3-under 69 in Norman. Arkansas is in the clubhouse with an even-par 288 and is tied for second place with No. 10 Auburn and No. 27 North Florida. No. 3 and host Oklahoma leads the field with a 5-under 283 after first-round action.
Buhl got off to a quick start, scoring birdies on three of the first five holes to turn 3-under par through the front nine. He played the back nine even as he finished the day in a two-way tie for second place with Quade Cummins of Oklahoma. The pair are just two shots back of the leader.
Mason Overstreet ended the day strong, recording an eagle on the final hole to finish with an even-par 72 and is tied for 16th. Overstreet’s eagle was one of just two on the course on Monday, joining Pepperdine’s Sahith Theegala who tallied an eagle on seventh hole.
Luis Garza finished the day 1-over, carding a 73 and is tied for 21st, followed by Alvaro Ortiz with a 2-over 74. Ortiz is tied for 28th overall. Tyson Redder, playing in his first NCAA Regional, is tied for 51st with a 76. Reeder birdied the final hole of the round, one of 14 birdies for the Razorbacks.
The 14-team Regional continues Tuesday and Wednesday with the top-5 teams advancing to the NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Round two of regional action begins at 7:30 a.m. with Arkansas paired up with Oklahoma and Auburn.
|1||No. 3 Oklahoma||283||--5|
|T2||No. 10 Auburn||288||E|
|T2||No. 15 Arkansas||288||E|
|T2||No. 27 North Florida||288||E|
|5||San Diego State||290||+2|
|T6.||No. 22 Florida State||293||+5|
|T6.||Missouri - Kansas City||293||+5|
|T9||No. 33 Pepperdine||295||+7|
|T9||No. 39 Brigham Young||295||+7|
|11||No. 46 Virginia||297||+9|
|12||Sam Houston State||301||+13|
|13||Prairie View A&M||315||+27|
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