FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s golf team opens spring tournament play at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate on Wednesday, Feb. 21 in Schofield Barracks, Hawai`i.
The tournament will run from Feb. 21-23 and will be played on the 6,916-yard, par-72 Leilehua Golf Course and is hosted by the University of Hawai’i.
“We brought two freshmen and two sophomores that are showing signs of progressing into quality golfers,” head coach Brad McMakin. “The golf course is going to yield some low scores this week if the winds stay calm, so we are going to have to put up some pretty good numbers to stay in contention.”
Sophomore Andrew Landry leads a contingent of five Razorback golfers in Hawai’i. Landry boasts the top scoring average on the team with a 73.13 over 16 rounds this season. He is joined by fellow sophomore Jason Turner, true freshmen Frederico Colombo, redshirt freshman Stephen Cox, and junior Allen McFerran.
“Stephen Cox is getting his first taste of tournament action,” McMakin said. “He has a lot of talent now we just need to get him some experience. Frederico joined us in January and will be a huge asset for us this season.
“If we can chip and putt a little bit this week we can be competitive. We haven’t put together a complete tournament all season and that is what we are looking for.”
The tournament is slated for 54 holes over three rounds. Each round will begin with an 11 a.m. CT shotgun start. Arkansas will be joined by 21 other teams, including fellow Southeastern Conference member Auburn.