PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Luis Garza shot a bogey-free, 5-under-par 67 and Arkansas carded a 13-under par round of 347 to improve to fourth at the Carmel Cup, played at historic Pebble Beach Golf Links. The 17th-ranked Razorbacks knocked nine strokes off their first day total and have a 36-hole score of 703 (356-347).
Oklahoma, ranked second in the preseason coaches poll, posted a 24-under-par round of 336 and leads the eight-team field by 15 strokes with a two-day total of 676 (340-336). Georgia posted a 21-under-par round Saturday and improved one spot to second (691 (352-339). Top-ranked Oklahoma State dropped to third (700), followed by Arkansas (703), TCU (708), Texas Tech (711), Vanderbilt (713) and Mississippi State (715).
Garza climbed nine spots in the standings to tie for seventh with a two-day total of 137 after his 67 Saturday. The junior had a par on his opening hole before posting the first of his four birdies on the front nine on the par-5, 2nd hole. He would then birdie holes five, seven and eight to make the turn at 4-under. Garza opened his inward nine with a birdie on the par-4, 10th before closing his round with eight straight pars.
Mason Overstreet is tied for 11th after under par rounds of 68-70 for a two-day total of 138. Overstreet offset a bogey on hole six with birdies on holes two, five and nine. The junior reeled ff nine pars coming home for his 2-under par 70.
Tyson Reeder and William Buhl are tied for 22nd, each with a 36-hole score of 141. Reeder eagled the second hole, but dropped a shot on the third. However, he bounced back with birdie and parred out to make the turn at 2-under. He a closed his round with seven pars, a bogey and a birdie to shoot a 2-under 70.
Buhl climbed seven spots into his tie for 22nd with a 4-under 68. He recorded an eagle on the second hole but dropped a shot on the fifth. However, Buhl rallied with birdies on holes six and seven to make the turn at 3-under. He opened the back nine with a birdie then was even par the remaining eight holes, thanks to a bogey and birdie.
Freshman Julian Perico moved up one spot into a tie for 32nd after shooting an even-par 72. Perico, who was 1-under over his final nine holes, tallied two bogeys, two birdies and 14 pars for the day. Wil Gibson rounded out Arkansas’ contingent. The freshman posted a 76 and is in 46th place with a score of 151.
The event concludes with 18 holes on Sunday.
|T7.||Luis Garza||70-67=137 (-7)|
|T11.||Mason Overstreet||68-70=138 (-6)|
|T22.||Tyson Reeder||71-70=141 (-3)|
|T22.||William Buhl||73-68=141 (-3)|
|T32.||Julilan Perico||74-72=146 (+2)|
|46.||Wil Gibson||75-76=151 (+7)|
|3.||Oklahoma State||350-350=700 (-20)|
|6.||Texas Tech||361-350=711 (-9)|
|8.||Mississippi State||361-354+715 (-6)|