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Echavarria Stays Hot, @RazorbackMGolf In Sixth Place

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Echavarria Stays Hot, @RazorbackMGolf In Sixth Place

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Led for the second straight day by sophomore Nicolas Echavarria, the No. 19 Arkansas men’s golf team finished the second round of the 2014 SEC Championship held at the Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course in sole possession of sixth place. Playing in his first SEC Championship, Echavarria carded a bogey-free four-under 66 on Friday and followed with a two-under 68 on Saturday to sit in a tie for second overall in the 70-player field. Echavarria’s two-round six-under 134 is just two strokes off the SEC 36-hole record entering the tournament. Echavarria’s 68 was the low round in a four-man score of 287 for Arkansas that followed an even-par 280 on Friday. The Razorbacks are eight strokes out of fourth place and six back of fifth. No. 1 Alabama holds a 17-stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round. Arkansas will take the par 70 Seaside Course for the final round on Sunday, going off the first tee from 7:20 — 8:00 a.m. playing alongside LSU and Georgia. Live scoring is available at www.GolfStat.com or on www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
Arkansas Lineup T2. Nicolas Echavarria — 66 (-4)-68 (-2)/134 (-6) T31. Kolton Crawford — 71-72/143 T36. Sebastian Cappelen — 71-73/144 T47. Taylor Moore — 72-74/146 T65. Zach Coats — 76-78/154
McMakin Post-Round Sound “Today was another great round by Nicolas. He’s been terrific the first two days and now we need a good team effort from everyone on Sunday so we can finish strong.”
@RazorbackMGolf Quick Hits – Fourth time in 23 appearances at the SEC Championship that every counting score through 36 holes is 74 or lower. All four times (2009, 10, 12, 14) have come under head coach Brad McMakin. – Arkansas carded 12 birdies for the second straight day with eight on the back. – Through two rounds, the Razorbacks have 12 birdies on the front nine and 12 on the back nine. – Echavarria’s two-round 134 is two stroke better than the 36-hole program SEC Championship record set by Cappelen last year. – In eight career rounds in the postseason (SEC Championship, NCAA Regionals, NCAA Championship), Echavarria has been the low man three times. – First time in his career Echavarria has posted back-to-back under-par rounds. – Echavarria’s nine birdies through two rounds are his second-most in a tournament this season. – Echavarria and Crawford have 16 of the team’s 24 birdies. – Crawford’s 143 is a 36-hole season-low. – Cappelen has a counting score in all 11 career rounds at the SEC Championship. – Moore has turned in a counting score in 18 straight rounds, including all 17 in the spring.
Post-Round Tweetables (140 Characters Or Less) – .@RazorbackMGOLF sophomore @Nicolas_Ech will head into Sunday’s ‘final round at the @SEC Championship in a tie for 2nd place! #NeverYield – .@RazorbackMGOLF will take the course for the final round of the @SEC Championship on Sunday at 7:20a. Follow live scoring > http://tinyurl.com/k2x8xw4
2014 SEC Championship Standings (Golf World/NIKE Ranking) 1. Alabama (1) — 272 (-8)-266 (-14)/538 (-22) T2. Auburn (22) — 274 (-6)-281/555 (-5) T2. South Carolina (24) — 277 (-3)-278 (-2)/555 (-5) 4. LSU (21) — 284-275 (-5)/559 (-1) 5. Georgia (5) — 277 (-3)-284/561 6. Arkansas (19) — 280 (E)-287/567 T7. Mississippi State — 287-281/568 T7. Missouri — 288-280.568 9. Kentucky — 287-284/571 10. Florida — 292-281/573 11. Texas A&M (12) — 288-286/574 12. Vanderbilt (14) — 288-288/576 13. Tennessee — 289-290/579 14. Ole Miss — 292-293/585

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