FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas men’s golfers Austin Cook and Jamie Marshall each shot 73 on the second day of the Trans-Miss Championships in Denver, Colo., on Wednesday while Joe Doramus and Will Pearson began competition at the Southern Amateur.
Cook, who entered the second round in a tie for 37th, moved up one spot to a tie for 36th with his round which was about the norm for Wednesday’s action. His two-day score of 145 is 11 strokes off the pace of the co-leaders, but just five out of the top 10 against a strong field.
Marshall’s round of 73 moves him to a tie for 45th overall as he remained steady in the standings. His two-round score of 146 also has him within striking distance of the top 10.
At the 104th Southern Amateur, held at the prestigious Shoal Creek in Birmingham, Ala., Doramus, a redshirt freshman last year, fired a one-under par, 71, on the first day of competition. Three birdies and two bogeys, had the Little Rock native shooting par over the first nine holes and one under for the final nine with a birdie on the par five 11th and eight pars.
Razorback-to-be Will Pearson was not far off his soon-to-be teammate during the first round with a score of par. One birdie and one bogey on back-to-back holes on the front nine was followed by 13 straight holes with par as he finished in a tie for 44th out of 168 golfers.