FAYETTEVILLE – The 2018 professional golf tours came to close recently, and eight former University of Arkansas golfers had a successful season as the group combined to win over $6.5 million in prize money.
Four of the eight played on the PGA Tour, including Andrew Landry, Austin Cook, David Lingmerth and Ethan Tracy. Also playing on pro tours this past year were John Daly (Champions Tour) as well as Sebastian Cappelen, Tag Ridings and Taylor Moore on the Web.com Tour.
PGA Tour winners Landry and Cook headlined the group.
Landry was the top former Razorback on the FedEx points standings, finishing the year in 37th. He won the Valero Texas Open, was runner-up at the CareerBuilder Challenge, claimed a total of three, top-5 finishes and reached the third round of the FedEx Playoffs, finishing T-35th at the BMW Championship.
Cook, a strong contender for PGA Rookie of the Year honors, finished 38th in the FedEx standings. The Little Rock native reached the third round of the FedEx Playoffs, finishing T-29th at the BMW Championship. Cook won the RSM Classic in his rookie campaign, had three, top-10 finishes, a total of six top 20 finishes and tied for 28th at The Open Championship. He played in 29 events and made the cut 24 times.
Lingmerth ranked 143rd on the FedEx points list, tallied three top 20 finishes and ranked 14th in driving accuracy. Tracy ranked 177th on the FedEx points, thanks to a pair of top 15 finishes, and ranked 18th on the tour in eagles.
Daly, who played in six PGA Tour events including the PGA Championship, finished 66th on the Schwab Cup standings on the Champions Tour. The two-time major champion had three, top-10 finishes on the Champions Tour.
Moore and Cappelen each advanced to the Web.com Tour Championship. Moore finished 30th and Cappelen was 43rd. Moore recorded five, top-10 finishes while Cappelen had four. Ridings was 90th on the Web.com Tour points as he had two, top-15 finishes.