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Golfers in 8th after Second Round of SEC Championships

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Golfers in 8th after Second Round of SEC Championships

ST. SIMON ISLAND, Ga.The Arkansas men’s golf team shot an 8-over-par round of 288 on Saturday to move into eighth place after two rounds of the SEC Golf Champions at the Sea Island Golf Club’s par-70 Seaside Course.

Top-ranked Georgia held off hard-charging Florida for a one-stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round. The Bulldogs 2-over-par 282 was just enough to stay on top with a two-day total of 2-under-par 588. The Gators fired a 6-under-par 274 to sit at 1-under-par 589. Arkansas has a two-day total of 23-over 583.

Alabama’s Matthew Swan took control of the individual race with a 3-under-par 68 on Saturday. He is 5-under-par for the tournament. He is three strokes ahead of Georgia’s Kevin Kisner and Florida’s Brett Stegmaier, who are both 2-under par for the tournament.

Arkansas’ Scotty Campbell is the leading scorer for the Hogs after 36 holes with a 3-over-par total of 143. He is tied for 18th place after shooting a 1-over-par 71 on Saturday.

Junior Matt Bortis struggled around the course on Saturday with a 6-over-par 76 to fall from a tie for 13th place to a tie for 35th. He is 7-over-par for the tournament at 147.

Eric Shriver’s 1-over-par 71 moved him up from a tie for 42nd place to a tie for 33rd position. He is 6-over-par 146 for the event.

Senior Josh Farrell turned in the Hogs’ best round of the day with an even-par 70. He is also tied for 35th place with a tournament total of 7-over par 147.

Will Osborne slipped further down the leader board on Saturday with a 77. He is in 57th place heading into Sunday’s final round.



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