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Landry named to preseason Player to Watch list

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Landry named to preseason Player to Watch list

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the second consecutive season, Arkansas senior Andrew Landry has been named to the Golf World “Top 50 Male Players to Watch” list for the upcoming season. The two-time All-American performer finished the 2007-08 season as the Razorbacks’ leader in scoring average and top-10 finishes.

During his junior year, Landry was Arkansas’ top finisher in seven of 12 events played. He posted a scoring average of 72.83, seven top-10 finishes and a season-high finish of a share of second place at the Border Olympics last season. He led the Razorbacks to their first regional appearance since the 2004-05 season.

At year’s end, he was named to the honorable mention PING All-American team for the second time in his Arkansas career. Landry is the eighth Razorback to be named a two-time All-American. He was also named to the PING All-South Central region team. He is also a two-time All-SEC selection.

Landry is entering his senior season off an impressive run at the 2008 U.S. Amateur Championship. He advanced to the round of 16 with victories over Scott Langley, 2 & 1, and the University of Florida’s Billy Horschel, 5 & 3, in the first and second rounds, respectively.

In 26 events played at Arkansas, Landry has totaled 16 top-10 results and has a 72.5 scoring average. He had a career-best round of 65 and a low-54 hole total of 208, which he has equaled three times.

Landry and the Razorbacks begin their season Sept. 6-7 at the Maryland Collegiate in Cambridge, Md. For more news about Arkansas golf, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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