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Men’s golf ready for SEC Championships

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Men’s golf ready for SEC Championships

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Winners of seven of regular season tournaments, the No. 9 University of Arkansas men’s golf team looks for its second Southeastern Conference championship this weekend when it competes at the league championship, April 20-22, at the Seaside Golf Course on St. Simons Island, Ga. The Razorbacks have won three of their last four tournaments, but have their hands full at the SEC Championship as five top 25 teams make up the 12-team field. Auburn enters the weekend No. 2 in the latest Golfstat rankings with Alabama No. 7, Florida No. 20 and Georgia No. 25. “We are looking forward to the weekend,” Arkansas Head Coach Brad McMakin said. “This should be a tremendous challenge for us and I think that all of the close tournaments that we played throughout the season will help us. I have a lot of confidence in this team and they have even more in themselves.” Since Arkansas joined the SEC in 1992 it has finished among the top four teams at the league championship seven times including two of the last three years. The Razorbacks’ lone SEC title came in 1995 in Nashville, Tenn., when Bud Still won the individual title and Steven Bright tied for second. Arkansas’ SEC lineup includes senior Ethan Tracy, junior Austin Cook, sophomore Sebastian Cappelen and freshmen Kolton Crawford and Thomas Sorensen. Tracy and Cook each have two years of experience at the SEC championship while Cappelen is participating in his second. Crawford and Sorensen are each participating in their first, but have been playing their best golf of late which bodes well for Arkansas’ team chances. The Razorbacks participated in a practice round on Thursday and begin their quest for a SEC Championship on Friday morning at 8 a.m. from the 10th tee. Arkansas is paired with players from Alabama and Georgia for the first round with Saturday and Sunday pairings adjusted based on team performance.

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