HUMBLE, Texas – The Arkansas men’s golf team is tied for 12th place after the first day of action at the Hall of Fame Invitational at the 7,442-yard, par-72 Redstone Golf Course.
Razorback Sophomore Eric Shriver continued his solid play on Friday after finishing in a tie for 11th place at last weekend’s Jim Hackler Invitational. Shriver is tied for third place with an even-par round of 72 on Friday.
Shriver trails Oklahoma’s Anthony Kim who fired a 5-under-par 67. Texas’ Jhonatton Vegas is in second place after shooting a 1-under-par 71. East Tennessee State’s Rhys Davies and Gareth Shaw both equaled Shriver’s 72.
Junior Matt Bortis carded the Hogs’ second-best score with a 6-over-par 78. He is tied for 42nd headed into Saturday’s second round.
Junior Beau Glover’s wrist felt good enough to be in the Hogs’ lineup on Friday, firing a 7-over-par 79 to sit in a tie for 49th position. Glover was forced to withdraw prior to the second round at the Jim Hackler Invitational last Sunday.
Sophomore Scotty Campbell and true freshman Jordan Payne both shot 8-over-par rounds of 80 on the opening 18 holes. They are tied for 67th.
Senior Josh Farrell played as an individual for the Razorbacks and posted a 10-over-par 82 and is in a tied for 84th place headed into the second round on Saturday.
East Tennessee State and Texas are atop the leader board after the first day of action with 5-over-par rounds of 293. No. 2 Oklahoma State is one shot behind the leaders after a 6-over 288 on Friday.
Arkansas tees off its second round at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday with playing partners Vanderblit and No. 10 Duke.