FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s golf team is back on the road this week for their third tournament of the fall season when they travel to South Bend, Ind., to compete at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic.
The Razorbacks are one of 15 teams in the 2009 field which includes the likes of the host Notre Dame, BYU, Colorado, Georgetown, Missouri, Ohio St. and San Francisco to name a few. The Hogs are familiar with the par 70, 7,023-yard Warren Golf Course where this season’s tournament is being played. Last fall, Arkansas attended the same event and won the tournament by four strokes over Cal Davis and three Razorbacks, Andrew Landry, Jamie Marshall and David Lingmerth, each earned top five finishes.
The Razorbacks are slated for an 8 a.m. central shotgun start on Monday morning for round one of the 54-hole tournament. Round two is scheduled to begin shortly after round one is completed and the final 18 holes start at 7:15 a.m. central on Tuesday depending on placement over the first 54 holes. Weather forecasts in South Bend call for partly cloudy skies on Monday with highs in the low 60s, with Tuesday calling for 70% chance of precipitation and a high in the mid 60s.
This fall, the Razorbacks have been playing very good golf with a pair of second-place finishes at the Gopher Invitational and Wolverine at Radrick Farms. Marshall, now a senior, won his first tournament at the Wolverine with a one-stroke victory in Ann Arbor, Mich., and was two strokes off the championship at last season’s Fighting Irish making him a player to watch this week.
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