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Marshall recognized by SEC

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Marshall recognized by SEC

FAYETTEVILLE – Senior Jamie Marshall of the University of Arkansas men’s golf team was recognized by the Southeastern Conference on its Fall Golf Honor Roll.

Marshall, a two-year letterwinner with the Razorbacks, led Arkansas throughout the fall as he averaged 71.93 over five tournaments and 14 rounds. Marshall recorded two tournaments where his score beat par and won the second tournament of his career when he took medalist honors at the Cabo Collegiate in early October.

"Jamie has been great all fall," Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin said. "He is playing at a very high level and is not just leading this team on the course but off it as well. If Jamie can continue to play at this level in the spring then he has a real chance to be named an All-American."

Marshall’s 2010 fall campaign began with a 26th-place finish at the Gopher Invitational where he shot 10-over par. The Castle Rock, Colo., native rebounded from the effort by winning the Cabo Collegiate with rounds of 69 and 68 to finish the tournament at five-under par. Marshall’s fall continued with back-to-back top 10 finishes after his victory at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational (third) and David Toms Intercollegiate (tied-eighth). The fall season concluded with a tie for 38th at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate despite shooting a very good score of just four-over par.

In two-plus years as a Razorback, Marshall has a stroke average of just 73.07 and if he can improve his numbers in the spring could become just the fourth golfer in school history to average under 73 strokes. Marshall has eight top 10 finishes to his credit and has recorded a score at or below par five times.

The Razorbacks finished their fall season on November 2 and have 102 days off from competition before they open the spring at the Battle at the Beach on February 13.



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