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Mizzou Intercollegiate Up Next For Arkansas Golfers

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Mizzou Intercollegiate Up Next For Arkansas Golfers

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Razorback golf team will tee off April 7-8 at the inaugural UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Intercollegiate Classic at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo. The event will be played out on the par-72, 6,204-yard Old Hawthorne course and feature an 11-team field. Playing in its 10th event of the season, Arkansas will be looking to add to its seven top-five results, which include one team title and three other finishes in the top three.

Junior Andrew Landry leads the Razorbacks with a 72.60 scoring average over 27 rounds of competition. He also leads the team with six top-10 finishes and four rounds in the 60s. Landry, who has competed in each of the Razorbacks’ events this season, is ranked No. 63 by Golfweek in its latest ratings.

David Lingmerth and Sam Chavez are second and third, respectively, for the Razorbacks in scoring average. Lingmerth, Arkansas’ top finisher at its last event, the Duck Invitational, carries an average round score of 73.11 and has earned seven top-20 results in his first season in Fayetteville. Chavez, a freshman from Hillsborough, Calif., has played in the last five events for Arkansas and has carded a 73.93 scoring average in that time.

In the Razorbacks’ last outing, Jason Turner and Will Osborne rounded out the line-up. Turner is fourth on the team with a 74.06 scoring average. He tied for 15th at the Duck Invitational to earn his third top-20 result of the season. Osborne has appeared in the Razorback lineup the last three events.

Arkansas is ranked No. 39 in the latest release of the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. Three teams in the Mizzou Intercollegiate field are ranked inside the ratings’ top 30—Michigan State (No. 22), Wichita State (23) and Indiana (24). The Hoosiers and Spartans are also ranked No. 20 and 21, respectively, in the Golf World/Nike Golf coaches’ poll. The rest of the field is comprised of host-school Missouri, Michigan, Kansas State, Iowa State, Xavier, Washington and San Jose State.

Monday’s first and second rounds will begin at 8 a.m. On day one, Arkansas will be paired with the teams from Missouri and Washington. The Mizzou Intercollegiate will be the Razorbacks’ final event before the SEC Championships in St. Simon Island, Ga. Log on to www.hogwired.com for complete results.



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