BATON ROUGE, La. – The University of Arkansas men’s golf team heads to Baton Rouge, La., for its next challenge, the David Toms Intercollegiate, where it will face a 13-team field as it seeks its second tournament win of the fall season. Played at the Country Club of Louisiana, a par 72, 6,849-yard course, the David Toms is a two-day, 54-hole tournament that begins at 8 a.m. central on Monday with the first of 36 holes and concludes on Tuesday with the final 18.
The Razorbacks come in as one of the best teams in the tournament on paper but will face a huge challenge from the host LSU, who won the event in its first year in 2009. Ole Miss, Southeastern Louisiana, Alabama-Birmingham, Georgia Southern, Kansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, North Florida, Rice and South Alabama round out the field.
Arkansas has three top four finishes in its three tournaments this season including a win at the Cabo Collegiate. Golfstat.com ranks the Razorbacks as the No. 8 team in the country with LSU ranked No. 9. Southeastern Louisiana and Ole Miss also rank among Golfstat’s top 50.
Individually, the Razorbacks look to senior Jamie Marshall to set the tone. Marshall already has one individual victory on the year and has been Arkansas’ top finisher in two of three tournaments. The Castle Rock, Colo., native leads Arkansas in stroke average at 72.11 and has been a beast on the par five holes with an average of 4.77. Freshman Sebastian Cappelen has also played well for Arkansas as a first year player with a stroke average of 72.56 and junior Ethan Tracy has been very good in his last two outings.
The Razorbacks will start their first round of the David Toms Intercollegiate with LSU and Ole Miss on holes one through five. Round two is set to begin shortly after the conclusion of the first.