Hog Golfers to Tee-off in Second Tournament of
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s golf team will begin play in their second tournament of the spring on Thursday in the Taylor Made Intercollegiate Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Some of the top teams in the country will be competing in the tournament to be held Thursday, Feb. 15 – Saturday, Feb. 17, at Waikoloa Kings’ and Beach Golf Courses.
Competing for the Razorbacks include Craig Lile, Beau Galyean, Adam Wing, Drew Higginbothom and Kyle Vance.
“This maybe some of the toughest competition that we have faced all year,” UA head coach Bill Woodley said. “I saw some good things in the last tournament and hopefully those things will carry over into this week. This is a great opportunity for us.”
UA senior Craig Lile, ranked fifth in the nation, should be in the hunt for the individual title in the tournament but will see some fierce competition from other ranked players including the nation’s top player Bryce Molder from Georgia Tech, USC’s Hunter Mahan (8), Texas’ John Klauk (10), Arizona State’s Jeff Quiney, SMU’s Franklin Hatchett and Texas’ Matt Brost (20).
Of the 22 teams competing at the Taylor Made Intercollegiate Invitational, seven of them are ranked among the nation’s elite. Ranked teams include Georgia Tech (3), Brigham Young (8), San Diego State (T-16), USC (T-16), Oklahoma (18) and Texas Christian (19). Rounding out the field include Arizona State, Arkansas, UCLA, UC-Santa Barbara, Cal State-Bakersfield, Hawaii, Nagayo, Nevada-Reno, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Rhode Island, San Francisco, SMU and Hawaii-Hilo.
On Thursday and Friday, teams will tee-off from the first tee on both golf courses between 6:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Saturday’s final round will be held at the Kings’ Course with a 7 a.m. shotgun start.
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