DALLAS, Texas – The University of Arkansas men’s golf team concludes its fall season this week at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in Dallas, Texas, Monday and Tuesday at the Royal Oaks Country Club against some of the best teams in the nation.
Arkansas faces ranked opponents in Iowa, Texas A&M and Texas Tech when competition begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday along with a field of 12 that also includes the host Baylor, Lamar, Long Beach State, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Penn State, SMU and UNLV. The field will play two rounds on Monday and wrap up the tournament with 18 holes on Tuesday. The Razorbacks are paired with Iowa and Texas Tech for their opening round which starts on holes five through eight.
The Royal Oaks is a par 71, 7,069-yard course that features just a single par five hole on the front nine while the back side hosts the more traditional pair of par three and par five holes. This is the third Royal Oaks Intercollegiate hosted by Baylor in the past three years and Arkansas has been a part of each competition. In 2008 the Razorbacks were led by former Razorback Andrew Landry to a fourth-place finish and last season former Razorback David Lingmerth finished tied for second individually while the team finished sixth.
Scheduled to make the trip to Dallas are senior Jamie Marshall, junior Ethan Tracy, sophomores Austin Cook and Josh Eure and freshmen Sebastian Cappelen and William Pearson. Eure will play as an individual while Marshall, Tracy, Cook, Cappelen and Pearson will combine for the Arkansas team score. Marshall, Cappelen and Tracy have been very good for the Razorbacks the entire fall with stroke averages of 71.75, 72.33 and 72.58, respectively. Marshall picked up a win at the Cabo Collegiate and Tracy has three top 10 finishes in his last three tournaments.