LOS CABOS, Mexico – Senior Taylor Moore is tied for the lead after a three-under 68 and on the brink of Razorback history as the Arkansas men’s golf team is in 10th place after two rounds of the Querencia Cabo Collegiate.
Moore continues his torrid stretch, posting a three-under 68 to sit at seven-under overall and tied for the lead with South Florida’s Aksel Olsen. The duo is a shot clear of Georgia’s Sepp Straka in third place.
Moore has turned in his fourth consecutive round under par for the first time in his career and is 17-under over his last 72 holes. He is aiming to become the first Razorback in program history to win consecutive tournaments. The senior recorded three birdies and added his second eagle of the event on the par fifth ninth hole.
On a day when just five of the 15 teams finished under par, Arkansas (291-286/577) fired a two-over 286 to sit in 10th place at nine-over for the tournament. The Razorbacks lead No. 29 Washington (+11) by two shots, while No. 2 Wake Forest (+16) and No. 18 LSU (+16) are seven shots back.
No. 11 Georgia had the round of the day, posting a 16-under 268 to take control of the tournament at 19-under and hold an eight-shot lead over second place South Florida (-11). No. 7 Stanford (-4), No. 34 Baylor (-4) and No. 14 California (-2) round out the top five.
Nicolas Echavarria birdied two par fours on the back nine, but recorded a four-over 75, good for T-39th place overall. Kolton Crawford had a pair of birdies, but two uncharacteristic double bogeys sent the senior to a five-over 76 and in a tie for 58th place at eight-over.
Charles Kim posted his second collegiate round under par with a team-high five birdies and an eagle on the par five ninth hole. The freshman finished at one-under for the round and is 10-over for the tournament. He is tied for 64th overall with teammate Alvaro Ortiz, who rolled in three straight birdies and on the back nine and finished two-over for the day.
The final round of the Querencia Cabo Collegiate is a shotgun start Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Arkansas is paired with Oregon State, Washington and LSU and will start on holes 10-14. For live scoring click here.
• The Razorbacks are leading four ranked teams, including No. 2 Wake Forest and No. 18 LSU.
• Arkansas leads the 15-team field with three eagles, two coming from Moore and one from Kim.
• Moore is tied for the lead and is looking to become the first Razorback in school history to win consecutive tournaments.
• Moore is the only player in the field of 75 players with two eagles.
• Moore leads the tournament in par five scoring at six-under.
• Moore has posted four consecutive rounds under par for the first time in his career.
• Moore is 17-under over his last 72 holes.
• Kim has posted red numbers in two of his last three rounds.
• Kim was tied for seventh in the second round with five birdies.
• Ortiz was one of seven players in the second round to birdie three consecutive holes.
T1. Taylor Moore – 67-68/135 (-7)
T39. Nicholas Echavarria – 71-75/146 (+4)
T58. Kolton Crawford – 74-76/150 (+8)
T64. Alvaro Ortiz – 79-73/152 (+10)
T64. Charles Kim – 82-70/152 (+10)
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Standings (GolfStat Rankings)
1. Georgia (11) – 281-268/549 (-19)
2. South Florida (30) – 274-283/557 (-11)
T3. Stanford (7) – 286-278/564 (-4)
T3. Baylor (34) – 275-289/564 (-4)
5. California (14) – 281-285/566 (-2)
T6. Florida State (3) – 284-285/569 (+1)
T6. Vanderbilt (15) – 294-275/569 (+1)
8. Ole Miss – 292-282/574 (+6)
9. Oregon State – 287-289/576 (+8)
10. Arkansas (28) – 291-286/577 (+9)
11. Washington (29) – 285-294/479 (+11)
T12. LSU (18) – 295-289/584 (+16)
T12. Wake Forest (2) – 294-290/584 (+16)
14. Houston (31) – 292-294/586 (+18)
15. Rice – 296-298/594 (+26)
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