FAYETTEVILLE – Less than a week removed from a team and individual victory in its last tournament, the University of Arkansas men’s golf team travels to Columbus, Ohio to participate in the Jack Nicklaus, hosted by The Ohio State University, Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 11-12.
Arkansas faces nine other schools in the inaugural tournament at the Scioto Country Club in Columbus. Along with Arkansas and Ohio State, LSU, Texas, Purdue, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Southern California and Kent State will contend for the team title. Competition on the par 70, 7,140-yard course begins on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. for the first of 36 holes. The tournament concludes on Tuesday with 18 holes. Arkansas begins its competition with players from Purdue University on the first tee at 9:10 a.m.
A pair of Arkansas’ opponents at the Jack Nicklaus are familiar to the Razorbacks. Arkansas played against LSU and Kent State at the Gopher Invitational in mid-September and finished behind both squads in third place. The Gopher Invitational was Arkansas’ first tournament of the season and after a month of practice appears to have their scores headed in the right direction.
The Razorbacks traveled four of the five players that helped them win the Cabo Collegiate a week ago and inserted another player who had a tremendous tournament in Cabo San Lucas. Senior Jamie Marshall took medalist honors in Cabo and with junior Ethan Tracy, sophomore Austin Cook and freshman Sebastian Cappelen won the team title. Sophomore Josh Eure, who shot under par in Cabo, was added to the Arkansas lineup for the Jack Nicklaus.
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