FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback junior Andrew Landry climbed into a tie for eighth place on the individual leaderboard at the 2008 Men’s Golf SEC Championships in St. Simons Island, Ga. Arkansas sits in 11th place in the team standings after a four-over-par 292 on day two. The Razorbacks improved by 16 shots over their first-round team score.
Landry began the day with a share of 17th place, but his one-under-par 71 during the second round pushed the Groves, Texas, native into the top 10. Landry is tied with three other golfers who are just three shots back of leader Joseph Sykora. At last year’s conference championship, Landry finished in a tie for fourth place.
Freshman Sam Chavez is second in the Arkansas lineup with a seven-over-par 151 through two rounds which puts him in a tie for 41st place. David Lingmerth and Will Osborne are among a group of golfers tied at 49th place. The two Razorbacks are nine-over-par after 36 holes of play.
Jason Turner rounds out the Arkansas lineup with a 13-over-par 157. He has a share of 59th place.
The team from Alabama leads the conference event heading into Sunday’s final round with a two-over-par 578. Georgia, three shots back, and Florida, four shots back of the leader, are in second and third place, respectively. Alabama’s Sykora, the individual leader, is three-under-par through two rounds, one shot ahead of LSU’s Jarrod Barsamian and Tennessee’s David Holmes.
Arkansas is scheduled to tee off Sunday at 9 a.m. CT from the par-72, 7,331-yard Frederica Golf Club. The Razorbacks will be paired with Auburn and Vanderbilt during the final round. Live scoring will be available at www.hogwired.com once play begins.