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Hogs finish 36 holes in 3rd

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Hogs finish 36 holes in 3rd

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LAREDO, TX-The University of Arkansas men’s golf team competed in the 2009 Border Olympics on Friday playing 36 holes at the 7,125 yard par 72 Laredo Country Club. It was a cold and rainy day, but Arkansas ended it only eight strokes back for the lead in third place in the field of 16 teams.Baylor University topped the leaderboard in the second round, moving up from fourth place in round one with 579(297-282). University of Louisville also made a jump from a tie for fourth to second place with 585(297-288). Behind Arkansas in fourth place was round one leader University of Texas-Arlington with 588(286-302).Louisville’s Adam Hadwin finished at the top of the individual boards after moving up from second place in the first round with a 6-under score of 138(70-68). First round leader Bobby Massa finished second with a 5-under 139(66-73). Freshman Ethan Tracy led the Razorbacks at No. 3 in both rounds with a 2-under 142(70-72). Andrew Landry following in tenth place at a 1-over 145(73-72), after moving up from his first round position at No. 12. “We played good golf today, chipping and putting better than we have been,” head coach Brad McMakin said. “Baylor had a really hot day.”Jamie Marshall who was last seen at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate, tied for 22nd place, moving up one spot from the first round with scores of 75 and 73 to end 4-over for the day. David Lingmerth jumped 10 spots in the second 18 a tie for 44th with rounds of 77 and 75 to end at 8-over. Jason Cuthbertson, who ended last week’s Seminole Intercollegiate tied for third place, two strokes off the winner, finished his first two rounds in a tie for 51st shooting a 9-over 155(77-76). Christoffer Arvidsson also joined the team this week tying for No. 69 with a 12-over 156(79-77).“We have been pretty consistent in putting ourselves in spots that we could actually take titles. Right now, we are in another good spot for tomorrow, to make a run for it, ” McMakin said.The tournament will continue on Saturday with the final 18 holes of golf. Logon to ArkansasRazorbacks.com for more coverage.

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