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Dahl Tied for Third Heading into Final Round;

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Dahl Tied for Third Heading into Final Round;

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Junior Andrew Dahl shot an even par round of 70 on Saturday to move into a tie for third heading into the final round of the 2003 Southeastern Conference Golf Championships at the Sea Island Golf Club.
Dahl narrowly missed birdie opportunities at both the 17th and 18th holes, but remains in the hunt for individual honors at one-over for the tournament. Dahl trails Georgia’s Kevin Kisner by five strokes and Florida’s Brett Stegmaier by two strokes. The Razorback junior is tied for third with Georgia’s David Denham and Tennessee’s Andrew Pratt.
“Andrew is right there fighting for the lead,” Arkansas head coach Mike Ketcham said. “He posted another solid round and really gives us a steady hand at the top of the lineup. He has some ground to make up on Kisner, but on this golf course anything is possible. I wouldn’t count Andrew out of it just yet.”
Dahl is looking for his third individual crown this season. He is also seeking to be the first Razorback since Bud Still to win the league individual championship. Still won first medallist honors in 1995 in leading the Hogs to their only SEC golf team title.
Arkansas posted a team score of 291 (+11) on Saturday to give the Hogs a two-day total of 590 (+30). The Razorbacks will enter Sunday’s final round in seventh place.
“We played a little bit better today,” Ketcham said. “There is still one round to play and if we can put together a good round we can make a move up the standings. I know our guys will be ready to go for the final round.”
Freshman Paul Bradshaw posted the round of the day for the Razorbacks. One day after carding an 80, Bradshaw fired a one-under score of 69. A birdie on 17 helped Bradshaw break into red numbers and post his lowest round since he recorded a season-best 67 in the second round of the Taylor Made Invitational earlier this year. Bradshaw was in 48th place after Friday’s round, but shot all the way to a tie for 25th after his sub-par round two score. He was one of five players in the field of 60 to come in under par in the second round.
“Paul showed a lot of grit coming back and posting a great score today,” Ketcham said. “I know he was disappointed in the way he played yesterday and he used that to his advantage. This is a tough golf course and not many players have broken par this week. Hopefully he can give us another great round on Sunday.”
Junior Seth Murphy and freshman Darren Holder both tallied a 76 (+6) on Saturday. Junior Adam Wing turned in a nine-over total of 79.
Arkansas will tee off beginning at 8:50 p.m. ET in Sunday’s final round. The Razorbacks will be paired with Ole Miss and Kentucky.

2003 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sea Island Golf Club

Team Standings
T1. Georgia – 288-289 – 577 (+17)
T1. Tennessee – 289-288 – 577 (+17)
3. South Carolina – 298-285 (+23)
4. Auburn – 291-293 (+24)
T5. Florida – 292-293 (+25)
T5. Alabama – 293-292 (+25)
7. Arkansas – 299-291 (+30)
8. Ole Miss – 304-290 (+32)
9. Kentucky – 303-307 (+50)
10. Vanderbilt – 302-310 (+52)
11. Mississippi State – 313-303 (+56)
12. LSU – 315-309 (+64)

Individual (Top 10)
1. Kevin Kisner, Georgia – 67-69 – 136
2. Brett Stegmaier, Florida – 67-72 – 139
T3. Andrew Dahl, Arkansas – 71-70 – 141
T3. David Denham, Georgia – 69-72 – 141
T3. Andrew Pratt, Tennessee – 72-69 – 141
6. Will Claxton, Auburn – 68-74 – 142
T7. Eirik Johansen, South Carolina – 70-73 – 143
T7. Lee Williams, Auburn – 70-73 – 143
T9. Jordan Dempsey, Ole Miss – 76-68 – 144
T9. West Streib, South Carolina – 76-68 – 144
T9. Ross McGowan, Tennessee – 72-72 – 144
T9. John-Scott Rattan, Tennessee – 72-72 – 144

Other Arkansas Golfers:
T-25. Paul Bradshaw – 80-69 – 149
T-33. Darren Holder – 75-76 – 151
T-43. Seth Murphy – 78-76 – 154
T-43. Adam Wing – 75-79 – 154






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