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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Oahu-After 54 holes of golf in beautiful Hawaii, the University of Arkansas men’s golf team finishes the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in fifth place in the field of 17 teams. The tournament held at the par 72, 6917 yard Leilehua Golf Course ended on Friday.Texas A&M was the Cinderella story of the tournament, ending the first round in ninth place at 2-under, moving up to third place at 12-under, and in the final round took first place at 28-under 836(286-278-272). Only one member of the team, Bronson Burgoon, broke into the top 10. Burgoon tied for seventh place, going 7-under par.The University of New Mexico followed in second place at 25-under par with a score of 839(277-285-277). New Mexico’s James Erkenbeck was the top individual at the tournament firing an 11-under 205(69-71-65).Closely behind in third place at 24-under the University of Arizona with their finish of 840(276-280-284). Team member Tarquin Macmanus took second place in the individual competition after spending the first 36 holes atop the leaderboard.Senior Razorback Andrew Landry shot a 68 in the final round to tie him for fourth place, going 8-under for the three-day event. “Landry had a chance to win the tournament today,” head coach Brad McMakin said, “He had a few slipups that prevented that, but he had a good tournament.”
At only two strokes behind, freshman Ethan Tracy tied for 10th place, shooting 210(69-71-70). “Tracy played well for us this week and made a great showing considering it is the first tournament of the spring season,” McMakin said. David Lingmerth tied in the No. 33 position with a 1-under 215(71-73-71). Allen McFerran ended 3-over with a score of 219(70-73-76). Jamie Marshall followed by a stroke at a tied No. 60.“Things could have been better out there for us, but also things could have been a lot worse,” McMakin stated, “All in all it wasn’t a bad return performance out of our team. It has been hard to prepare at home without the aid of good weather.”After the team returns home they will focus on improving short games for the next tournament, the Seminole Intercollegiate March 6-7. For more coverage of the Razorback men’s golf team visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.