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Men’s golf heads to Texas

Men’s golf heads to Texas

FAYETTEVILLE – The Razorback men’s golf team begins its busiest month of the season on Friday morning when it participates in the Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas. Arkansas is one of 16 teams in the tournament which features the host Houston, Baylor, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Rice and Washington St. among others at the Laredo Country Club, a par 72, 7,125-yard course.

The Razorbacks should be familiar with the surroundings as they have participated in the event in each of the last two seasons, winning the event in 2008 and finishing second in 2009 to Baylor. Sophomore Ethan Tracy was Arkansas’ highest finisher a year ago when he shot an even par, 216, to finish third overall.

"We are looking forward to this weekend," Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin said. "We’ve had some success there and I think that we have a chance to win. Last year this tournament got us on a roll and right now our young guys are playing well and our top three can play with anyone in the country."

The Border Olympics consists of 54 holes over two days beginning with two rounds on Friday. The Razorbacks are bringing the same lineup that was so successful at the Battle at the Beach with seniors David Lingmerth, Jamie Marshall and Dalton Owens, Tracy and freshmen Austin Cook and Josh Eure. Tracy, Lingmerth and Marshall each played in the Border Olympics a year ago.

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