DENVER, Colo. – Sophomore Austin Cook shot 72 and senior Jamie Marshall, 73, members of the Arkansas Razorback men’s golf team, at the Trans-Miss Championship in Denver, Colo., on Tuesday. Results from the Denver Country Club’s tournament arrived late Tuesday night and showed Arkansas’ players seven and eight strokes off the leader, Dodge Kemmer of Palo Alto, Calif.
After over-par first days, Arkansas’ tandem have their work cut out for them if they hope to take the individual title at the championship, but have two days to do so as the tournament runs through Thursday. Cook shot two over for the first round and stands tied for 37th, while Marshall’s 73 places him in a tie for 45th. Although a ways from the lead, the Razorbacks are just four and five strokes off second place, a move that could be made in Wednesday’s second round.
Cook and Marshall have had good summers both on the practice range and in competitive environments. Cook won the Arkansas State Golf Association’s men’s stroke play championship at the Greystone Country Club in June while Marshall put together a strong showing in U.S. Open sectional qualifying, finishing just two strokes off the qualifying mark.